America Goes Green for St. Patrick’s Day

Little girls in brightly embroidered dresses squirm under last-minute smoothing of hair and bows. Nearby, Irish setters get the same treatment while steadfastly ignoring their larger brethren, a pack of Irish wolfhounds. Ahead, an emerald-green fire truck
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Electric-Car Charging Stations in Philadelphia

Electric-Car Charging Stations in Philadelphia

A start-up company in San Diego, 350Green, has announced a plan to put up 66-electric car charging stations around Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.  While the exact locations have yet to be decided, the charging stations will be placed in areas such as grocery store parking lots, malls, and government facilities. There are (more...)

When Jeans Turn Green

In early January 2011, jean giant Levi Strauss & Co. rolled out a collection of pants that the company says requires just a fraction of the water normally used during production. The initiative is part of a broader campaign under way at Levi’s to reduce the company’s (more...)

Green Plan 2015 For Philadelphia

Mayor Nutter announced "a bold action plan to transform 500 acres of empty or underused land into publicly accessible green space in neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia” over the next five years. The debate over keeping the Fairmount Park system intact versus merging parks with the Recreation Department was often bitter and (more...)

Go Green with Your Evergreen

Go Green with Your Evergreen

What to buy: an artificial or a cut Christmas tree? Make your choice in favor of a cut Christmas tree. Why so? Buying a cut Christmas tree is environmentally friendly, and the “greener” way to go. Most cut Christmas trees are grown on farms as a crop, just like pumpkins, beans, or strawberries.  (more...)

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