How To: Recycle, And Get Rewarded For It

How To: Recycle, And Get Rewarded For It

Every month, Philadelphia throws out enough glass jars to fill the Municipal Services Building to the brim – you know the one, the 17-story building on 15th Street and JFK Boulevard. If not recycled properly, those glass jars will go to a landfill where they will take more than 4,000 years to decompose. The city […]

 

Olde Kensington: Five Creative Places for Your Artistic Palate

Olde Kensington: Five Creative Places for Your Artistic Palate

Olde Kensington is a close-knit community with a thriving arts and culture scene (watch out, Fishtown). On every street you will encounter anything from an art recycling center to a monstrous exhibition hub. Want to brush up on your photography skills? Grab a cup of premium-sourced coffee? Network at a trendy gallery event? In Olde […]

 By Kathryn Schwartz

Northeast: Archbishop Ryan High School Recycles Unwanted Electronics

Northeast: Archbishop Ryan High School Recycles Unwanted Electronics

Students and faculty from Archbishop Ryan High School teamed up with Philadelphia’s first certified Responsible Recycler, eForce Compliance, to help reduce unwanted electronics equipment in the Northeast. The first-ever Ryan Recycling Day–Anything with a Plug–was  held late last month to both make the Northeast a little bit greener and to raise money for the school. […]

 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 […]

 By Nick Vadala and Sarah Schu

Fairmount: Nonprofit Technology Resources Educates Willing

Fairmount: Nonprofit Technology Resources Educates Willing

Nonprofit Technology Resources’ headquarters on Brandywine Street in Fairmount is located in a modest building with a small storefront sign reading “NTR Computer Thrift Store.” Farther down along the building’s brick façade are arched and rectangular cutouts that have been replaced with art installations of meticulously arranged motherboards, floppy disks, computer mice and other assorted […]