Hunting Park: Esperanza’s Gabriella Gabriel Paez Uses Trees To Connect Community

Hunting Park: Esperanza’s Gabriella Gabriel Paez Uses Trees To Connect Community

On the blacktop next to McClure Elementary School, Gabriella Gabriel Paez (above) stood in front of what looked like a forest-in-the-making — rows of short and sparse baby trees in planters. She gave them out, free of charge, to families as they left parent-teacher conference night at the school. Gabriel Paez organized the yard tree […]

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Fairmount Park: Rep. Donna Bullock Convenes Panel On Environmental Gentrification At Newly Opened Discovery Center

Fairmount Park: Rep. Donna Bullock Convenes Panel On Environmental Gentrification At Newly Opened Discovery Center

At the end of September, Fairmount Park unveiled the newest addition on the East side of the park, The Discovery Center, located at 3401 Reservoir Drive. The center is established as a nature sanctuary around a hidden reservoir near Strawberry Mansion and Brewerytown. It was open to the public until the 1970s, but closed off […]

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Hunting Park: Community Members Discuss Solutions to Neighborhood’s High Heat

Hunting Park: Community Members Discuss Solutions to Neighborhood’s High Heat

Hunting Park residents and city officials discussed heat-related issues and solutions at the “Beat the Heat” design workshop on Oct. 18 at Esperanza’s headquarters, located at 4261 N. Fifth St. Esperanza is a nonprofit organization that aims to strengthen the Hispanic community in Hunting Park through education, economic development and advocacy. The Office of Sustainability’s […]

 By Coeli Danella and Gillian Francella

Overbrook: Elementary Students Recycle for a Cause

Overbrook: Elementary Students Recycle for a Cause

Overbrook Elementary School is teaching students about the importance of recycling. The school’s program, Overbrook Kids Care About the Earth, shows students what items can be recycled, how to recycle properly and the positive effects of recycling on their community. “When I came here I noticed that they [the school] did do some recycling but […]