Environment: NonProfit Sustains Through Home Renovations

Environment: NonProfit Sustains Through Home Renovations

Over the past 30 years, Rebuilding Together Philadelphia has renovated neglected homes and assisted people earning low-incomes in specifically selected areas of the city. On June 1 and 2, volunteers, experts and neighbors reconditioned 10 homes on Dewey Street in the Haddington neighborhood looking to showcase their pride in this overlooked area of West Philadelphia. […]

 

South Philadelphia: Local Artist Makes Fine Art More Accessible To Consumers

South Philadelphia: Local Artist Makes Fine Art More Accessible To Consumers

Philadelphia artist Jessica Joy London has a unique process when it comes to painting. Using natural materials like leaves, rocks and even some onion skins with a mixture of ink and water, she is able to create large scale masterpieces that will leave anyone in awe. After getting her bachelor of fine art from the University of […]

 

South Philadelphia: Local Tree Planters Breathe Life Into Community

South Philadelphia: Local Tree Planters Breathe Life Into Community

Finding the time and energy to maintain one’s property can be a daunting task in a city like Philadelphia. In certain neighborhoods, having “curb appeal” can be as simple as not having a pileup of trash on your sidewalk. For the many local groups involved with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Tree Tenders program, beautification takes […]

 

Sustainability: Philly’s Organic Coffee Culture Impacts Poor Countries Around the World

Sustainability: Philly’s Organic Coffee Culture Impacts Poor Countries Around the World

As a $20 billion industry in exportation alone, coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world. Organic, Arabica coffee, a native species of coffee beans, is indigenous to the high mountains where it’s cultivated in countries like Ethiopia and Mexico. Philly’s organic coffee culture has been thriving throughout the city since the movement began […]

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Callowhill: Jaime Salm and Mio Culture

Callowhill: Jaime Salm and Mio Culture

In 1997, Jaime Salm moved to the United States from Colombia with a creative eye for design and a strong value for environmental protection. It wasn’t until after college that he would merge the concepts together to form his own sustainable design company. After getting denied by a number of schools in New York, Salm […]

 

Old City: Miles Butler Builds Community to Save The Planet

Old City: Miles Butler Builds Community to Save The Planet

As a lifelong activist and a current leader in Philadelphia’s sustainability community, Miles Butler has dedicated most of his life toward spreading knowledge and awareness of environmental protection. Raised in Mt. Airy, Butler lived in Massachusetts for a few years, then moved back to Philly to pursue his passion as a musician and environmentalist. In 2014, […]

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Mayfair: Butterfly Project Brings Monarchs to Mayfair

Mayfair: Butterfly Project Brings Monarchs to Mayfair

In the coming months, Mayfair’s residents and visitors can expect to see thousands of butterflies roaming throughout the neighborhood. After learning that the iconic North American black-and-orange insect is on the verge of disappearing for good, a coalition of organizations within the neighborhood decided to launch the Monarch Butterfly Project. “The monarch is an endangered […]

 

East Oak Lane: Organization Makes Use Of Green — and It Isn’t Talking Money

East Oak Lane: Organization Makes Use Of Green — and It Isn’t Talking Money

East Oak Lane, William Penn’s first neighborhood, is often called a “Green Country Town” and if you’ve taken a trip to this area, you would understand why. Most of the neighborhood’s streets are lined with beautiful, large trees, some of which have been there for decades, others purposely planted by a group of people who call this […]

 

Graduate Hospital Area: A Fireside Chat with Christina Saboe

Graduate Hospital Area: A Fireside Chat with Christina Saboe

“I’m one of those types that if you implant an idea in my brain, I can’t get rid of it,” said Christina Saboe, owner of Fireside Camp Supply located on South Street. Her two-year-old camping supply boutique puts a spin on the traditional army green camping gear. Fireside Camp Supply is the store with an […]

 

Point Breeze: ReStore Prospers After Moving to South Philadelphia

Point Breeze: ReStore Prospers After Moving to South Philadelphia

Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore is prospering after moving from Kensington to Point Breeze. The nonprofit store’s new location at 2318 Washington Ave. is surrounded by appliance and construction supply stores. The store’s goods are donated and profits are given to Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia. The passing traffic on the busy two-way street in South Philadelphia […]

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