Queen Village: Community Finds Alternative Ways to Recycle

Queen Village: Community Finds Alternative Ways to Recycle

Queen Village is doing its best to transform into Clean Village, an environmentally conscientious neighborhood. In hopes of living in a greener city, residents are doing what they can to make changes in their everyday lives to benefit Mother Earth. The Queen Village Neighborhood Association is helping by informing individuals about the city’s rules and restrictions on […]

 

Manayunk: Neighborhood Bookstore Saves Money and Helps Environment

Manayunk: Neighborhood Bookstore Saves Money and Helps Environment

Ann Tetreault grew up never being denied a book she wanted to read because of the affordability of used bookstores, and would eventually go on to make this her life’s work. Tetreault and her husband opened The Spiral Bookcase used bookstore in Manayunk five years ago, and have been pleased with the results ever since. “Since I […]

 By Lee Miller and Casey Moore

Mantua: Drexel Students and Mantua Residents Come Together for Spring Cleanup

Mantua: Drexel Students and Mantua Residents Come Together for Spring Cleanup

[vimeo 41266013] A total of 1,240,360 pounds of trash were picked up during 2011’s Philly Spring Cleanup. A total of 2,574 volunteers, 149,860 pounds of waste recycled. In only it’s fourth year the program put up impressive numbers. Several dozen local residents and students joined together with Mantua Community Improvement Committee with hopes of making […]

 By Kara Mortellite and Derek Dennis

Center City: Uhuru Furniture Offers Green Alternatives for Unwanted Goods

Center City: Uhuru Furniture Offers Green Alternatives for Unwanted Goods

If you have ever walked down Spruce Street in Center City, you may have noticed the ever changing one-of-a-kind treasures neatly organized on the sidewalk outside a small storefront. Nestled between 13th and Camac streets, Uhuru Furniture and Collectibles provides alternative methods for Philadelphia residents looking to be environmentally friendly and support community building through […]