We asked teens to capture Philly’s beauty. Here’s what happened.

At Keep Philly Beautiful, we joke that we do exactly what our name suggests. Our mission is grounded in our fundamental belief that Philadelphia is an awesome, unique, and above all else, beautiful city to live, work, and play. But that’s just us. We wanted to know what everyone else thought. Last May, we visited…

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We’re fighting cigarette litter. Here’s how.

This Earth Month, Team KPB launched our fourth (!!) annual round of seed funding to support neighborhood-based anti-litter projects. And thanks to our friends at Keep America Beautiful, we’re able to provide more funding than ever towards installing new cigarette litter receptacles throughout the city in collaboration with seven great civic organizations. (Didja know cigarette…

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30
May
2018
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What does #MyBeautifulPHL mean to you?

When you think of the beauty of Philadelphia, what comes to mind? The vast, sparkling skyline at night? The delicate cherry blossom trees that line your street?  The Ben Franklin bridge stretching across the water? The bustling sidewalk of your neighborhood’s business district? Gosh. We’re gonna go with “all of the above.” This summer, Keep…

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Join our volunteer educator corps!

If you’re like us, you’re passionate about education and making Philadelphia a cleaner and greener city. And we need your help! Join our volunteer educator corps and teach students throughout Philadelphia about litter, recycling, why beautiful communities matter, and leadership. Read more below! And learn more by sending us a note at info@keepphiladelphiabeautiful.org or giving…

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08
January
2018
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Three Years In: The Little Anti-Litter Program That Could

By our Director, Michelle Feldman When I started at KPB four a half years ago, I almost immediately began receiving emails from teachers – a few times a week – asking if we provided presentations on litter and recycling. Even though at the time we didn’t, I said, “Sure, yep, we do that! Of course…

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21
December
2017
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Philly’s Zero Waste Superstars Who We Should All Applaud

A guest post by Blanche Helbling, KPB Photographer Extraordinaire!  If you followed Keep Philadelphia Beautiful’s social media pages this summer, we hope you enjoyed our weekly photo post highlighting the efforts of local #ZeroWaste superstars (psst…you can see the photos here, in our Facebook album). As the photographer, I was thrilled to meet each and every…

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13
September
2017
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Microgrant alert: Help us combat cigarette litter!

Ever see someone flick a cigarette butt down a stormwater drain and think, “I wish there was a trash can for that… with some community-designed educational signage… and maybe a task force… and maybe…”? Us, too. All the time. (Then again, we often get lost in civic daydreaming!) That’s why we’re devoting our third annual…

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21
April
2017
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UBB + KPB = Best Cleanup Season Ever!

At Keep Philly Beautiful, community cleanup season is our favorite season. We live for getting our hands dirty in the service of making Philadelphia cleaner, greener and more beautiful. And this year we’re gearing up for a series of three educational waterway cleanups with our friends at United by Blue.  Why, you say? Well, we’ve got…

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April
2017
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It’s Finally Here – Introducing the KPB 2016 Annual Report!

2016 was quite a year for Keep Philadelphia Beautiful – we’re still catching our breath! But now that 2017 is underway, we’re proud to introduce last year’s annual report. We pride ourselves on the work our organization, our friends and partners and – perhaps most importantly – our city’s dedicated volunteers put into keeping Philadelphia…

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21
March
2017

Spring into spring with #KeepPhillyBeautiful!

Although the cold weather has (sadly) yet to leave us, today marks the first day of Spring. Here at KPB, we’re celebrating the changing seasons with three upcoming city greening events – and you’re invited to join in the fun! March 30 we’ll be happy hour-ing it up with Repair the World: Philadelphia alongside the…

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