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Franny Lou’s Porch Kickstarter

Franny Lou's Porch

Franny Lou’s Porch is opening as a coffee & tea house in fall 2014 in the East Kensington Neighborhood (19125). They’re creating a space open to engage in activism, cultural awareness and advocacy. Did we mention they’ll be organic and natural, too?

Franny Lou’s Porch Kickstarter was originally published on Green Philly Blog

MilkCrate is here!

MilkCrate Philly Team

Remember that super-cool green (Yelp-ish) app that’s coming to Philly?

We interviewed the Founder, Morgan Berman about it?

MilkCrate is here! was originally published on Green Philly Blog

Philly 5Ks for a Cause: Boxers’ Trail & WXPN

julie runningWe know how much y’all love running.

Here’s a few upcoming 5Ks you can participate in for good causes (hint: music & parks!):

Philly 5Ks for a Cause: Boxers’ Trail & WXPN was originally published on Green Philly Blog

Be a Corporate Sustainability Game-Changer: Upcoming Seminar

This is a sponsored post.

How do we implement sustainability strategies to mitigate financial and operational risks in today’s business landscape?

corporate sustainability seminar

Become a Sustainability Game-Changer

Political policy and government intervention has proved to be too limited and slow to act in order to drive rapid, far-reaching change. Business and industry are emerging as the crucial change agents to accomplish significant transformation.

Be a Corporate Sustainability Game-Changer: Upcoming Seminar was originally published on Green Philly Blog

Paddleboard Yoga, Art Supply Swaps & Wellness Walks: Green Weekend Guide: 8/29 - 8/31

green weekend

Happy Friday Readers!

Another holiday weekend is here! Still looking for things to do? Whether you’re looking to shop for locally made goods, get your hands dirty on the farm, or stretch out for a standup paddleboard yoga session, Philly has something for you!

Here’s what’s going on this week in our green weekend guide!

Paddleboard Yoga, Art Supply Swaps & Wellness Walks: Green Weekend Guide: 8/29 – 8/31 was originally published on Green Philly Blog

6 Easy Ways to Recycle Water Every Day

Photo: Creative Commons

Since I was in elementary school, I’ve been lectured about how to conserve water. Recently I caught wind about recycling water.

What exactly does it mean to recycle water? The common definition relates to sewage water, which you and I can’t help with on an individual level.

However, ordinary citizens can take water that would otherwise been wasted (i.e. shower water) and save it for non-drinking purposes. Think of it as a step beyond water conservation and to save on your water bill too!

Here are 6 easy ways to recycle water:

6 Easy Ways to Recycle Water Every Day was originally published on Green Philly Blog

8 Philly Exercises that are More Fun than the Gym

Every summer, I tell myself that I’ll use free time to start exercising.

This summer was no exception.

I even went the extra step and bought a gym membership to keep the promise to myself. I proudly stuck with it every other day for a month, but then I lost motivation and never went again.

So why is it such a hard time to commit to the gym regularly? Personally, I get bored using the same machines at the same place every day! Instead, I hunted for fun ways to exercise in Philly to get back in the swing of things for the fall.

Here are 8 fun & unique Philly exercises for beginners to experts:

8 Philly Exercises that are More Fun than the Gym was originally published on Green Philly Blog

City CoHo is Philly’s 1st Green Co-Working Space - Local Spotlight

City CoHo, Green Co-working in Philadelphia

Looking for a sustainable place to work with friends?

City CoHo is the largest and only green co-working space in Philadelphia. Based in Center City, it hosts to sustainable professionals, environmentally conscious businesses, and green events.

City CoHo is Philly’s 1st Green Co-Working Space – Local Spotlight was originally published on Green Philly Blog

#MadeInAmericaFest Labor Day Weekend & Cleanup Efforts

*This is a sponsored post.

Still looking for holiday weekend plans?

Philadelphia’s Budweiser Made In America tour returns over Labor Day Weekend on the Ben Franklin Parkway for the third consecutive year. The festival benefits the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and United Way of Lancaster County.

Made in America – Philanthropy & Cleanup Efforts

Budweiser hosted a Penn’s Landing cleanup on Saturday, August 23rd. Over 300 volunteers joined the cleanup sponsored by BudweiserLiving Lands & Waters and Partnership of the Delaware Estuary including  trash pick-up and storm draining markings.

#MadeInAmericaFest Labor Day Weekend & Cleanup Efforts was originally published on Green Philly Blog

Food Trucks, Movies, & Climate Change: Green Week Guide 8/25–8/28

chanticleer gardens green week guideHopefully you took advantages of the bike tours and farmers’ markets this weekend! If you didn’t (and even if you did), here are some more fantastic, green events for you to look into!

Whether you want to learn about climate change or just sit back and relax with a movie, we’ve got you covered.

Here’s our guide to the best events this week:

Food Trucks, Movies, & Climate Change: Green Week Guide 8/25–8/28 was originally published on Green Philly Blog

Fall Interns Wanted

Are you interested in sustainability and making an impact locally? Enjoy supporting local businesses and organizations?

interns wantedThis internship combines real-life journalism and marketing skills for an audience that cares about making a difference.

The editorial interns at Green Philly are instrumental at increasing the content on our website, including research, interviews, attending events and networking within the industry. At the end of the semester, you’ll have an online, real-world portfolio full of content that future employers can see. Plus, you’ll learn how to optimize SEO, social media and more.

We have 3 open positions within journalism, marketing and/or web development.

Fall Interns Wanted was originally published on Green Philly Blog

Litterati: Using Social Media to Change our Litter ‘Filter’

The Litterati sounds like a super secret society out to change the world. (Dan Brown fanatics, anyone?) And it kind of is. It is a secret, though it tries hard not to be and is trying to change the world (but, just not in a evil sort of way). Founded by Jeff Kirschner , Litterati…

Litterati: Using Social Media to Change our Litter ‘Filter’ was originally published on Green Philly Blog

The Argument for Giving Sunscreen a Break

Are you one of those people who always thinks that summer is too short? Like it or not, summer must end. Don’t fret: outdoor fun is possible all year round. Fall is the time of leaf piles, camping, hiking, and sports like football and kickball. Even as the temperature drops, it’s easy to overextend your…

The Argument for Giving Sunscreen a Break was originally published on Green Philly Blog

FitRetreat, Bike Tours, and Farmers’ Markets: Green Weekend Guide: 8/22 – 8/24

Photo: U.S. Water Alliance

Happy Friday!!!

This week has been pretty busy with coffee clubs, solar parties, and beer tastings

But if you’re looking for something to do this weekend, look no further. Weather it’s farmers’ markets, bike tours, environmental talks, or children’s programs we got the events for you!

Here’s what’s on our calendar August 22:

FitRetreat, Bike Tours, and Farmers’ Markets: Green Weekend Guide: 8/22 – 8/24 was originally published on Green Philly Blog

Local Spotlight: Urban Blazers Help Kids Explore Nature

Urban Blazers

Do you know Philly’s hiking trails? How about the native wild plants and their uses?

These kids do.

The Urban Blazers’ summer program encourages middle school kids in Philly’s under-resourced neighborhoods to explore local parks and trails while school is out.

Local Spotlight: Urban Blazers Help Kids Explore Nature was originally published on Green Philly Blog