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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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 […]

 

How To: Have A Free Tree Planted

How To: Have A Free Tree Planted

TREE PHILLY Feeling a lack of green in your neighborhood? TreePhilly can fix that. Since former Mayor Michael Nutter’s Office of Sustainability set the goal for each neighborhood in Philadelphia to receive 30 percent tree canopy coverage, TreePhilly has planted more than 17,000 trees throughout the city. You have the option to get a tree planted […]

 

Center City: Going Green with TreePhilly

Center City: Going Green with TreePhilly

It’s not always easy being green, but TreePhilly works to bring this color back into “The City of Arborly Love.” This organization is part of the Greenworks Philadelphia plan. TreePhilly and its events are partnered with the Fairmount Park Conservancy and are sponsored by Wells Fargo. With the main goal of increasing Philadelphia’s tree canopy […]

 

Sustainability: Five People Making Philly Greener

Sustainability: Five People Making Philly Greener

As Philadelphia makes strides to become one of the greenest cities in the country, these individuals are helping to propel the city further. Their efforts demonstrate that sustainability is not limited to only one focus and is just as much of a lifestyle as it is a movement. Tim Bennett Founder, Bennett Compost In 2009, […]