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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

Bike PHL Facts: We are a City Filled with Law-abiding Bikers

Bike Commuting Philly - Bicycle Coalition Report

Bikes, babes & ‘biding citizens. We’re filled with ‘em.

The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia released a report today using 9 years of beautiful biking data. We’ve been #1 for bike commuting for a while now and continue to dominate the scene.

Find out how you can humblebrag to your friends in other cities, after the jump.

Bike PHL Facts: We are a City Filled with Law-abiding Bikers was originally published on Green Philly Blog

Cowspiracy: Get your tickets for 9/10!

Pssst. Wanna know a secret about sustainability?

Cowspiracy is coming to Philly for a premiere on September 10th, 7:30 PM at the Ritz at the Bourse.

Find out more, after the jump:

Cowspiracy: Get your tickets for 9/10! was originally published on Green Philly Blog

Considering Waste: Tomatoes & Ice Bucket Challenges

Iice bucket challengen our family, it was infamous.

Before my birth, my rebellious brothers decided to smash a bucket full of tomatoes onto the driveway.

One by one, my Dad’s summer labor, pride and joy, were smashed onto a slab of asphalt.

Every. Single. Ripe. Tomato.

Find out about wasting tomatoes and water in a charity challenge, after the jump.

Considering Waste: Tomatoes & Ice Bucket Challenges was originally published on Green Philly Blog

Amanda Feifer of Phickle Talks Fermentation

Screen Shot 2014-08-11 at 10.04.07 AMRecently, I sat down with the amazing Amanda Feifer, blogger and creator of Phickle.

Phickle is an instructional blog about fermented dishes. Many of the recipes, tips, and information focuses not only on fermented vegetables; but other ferments including coffee, cheese, beer, bread, Sauerkraut, traditional pickles, kimchi, milk/water kefir, kombucha, and much more!

Amanda Feifer of Phickle Talks Fermentation was originally published on Green Philly Blog

Job Alert: Urban Blazers & Energy Co-Op

chasing dreams in PhiladelphiaCan’t wait for five o’clock? Here’s two job alerts for y’all:

Urban Blazers: Program Coordinator

Urban Blazers is hiring an additional 2- 3 program coordinators, with part-time program coordinators can be hired to manage a single site at as little as 3-4 hrs per week or several sites at 18-22 hrs per week.

Job Alert: Urban Blazers & Energy Co-Op was originally published on Green Philly Blog

Beer Tastings, Morning Coffee, and Solar Parties: Green Week Guide 8/18 – 8/21

Got a case of the Mondays? Try one of these great, green events to cheer you up!

Whether you’re interested in just sitting back and listening to some music or partying on the roof, there are tons events going on this week!

Here are a couple of our favorite events for this upcoming week:

Photo: Creative Commons

Beer Tastings, Morning Coffee, and Solar Parties: Green Week Guide 8/18 – 8/21 was originally published on Green Philly Blog