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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michelle
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Zero Waste Philly: It’s Possible, Just Hear Me Out

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 champions (psst…you can see the photos here, in our Facebook album). As the photographer, I had a wonderful time meeting each and…

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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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19
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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2015 Cleanup Roundup!

There’s a lot to love about winter – time with family and friends, pumpkin spice lattes, the snow, the holidays. And did we mention pumpkin spice lattes? However, at Keep Philadelphia Beautiful, our least favorite part about colder weather is the end of the community cleanup season. And we’ve had quite a 2015! But don’t…

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09
December
2015
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Dewain Johnson
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A Busy Few Days for #KeepPhillyBeautiful!

We’ve had a busy few days here at #KeepPhillyBeautiful closing out the cleanup season! Thanks to a generous grant from The UPS Foundation and Keep America Beautiful, we were able to partner with TreePhilly and the Associated Polish Home to give away over 70 trees to Northeast Philadelphia residents this past Saturday. And today, Keep…

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16
November
2015
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Dewain Johnson
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And the results are in…!

There’s nothing we love more than recycling and trees. So on October 10th, we teamed up with our friends at Bennett Compost, My Milkcrate, Bella Vista Neighbors Association and TreePhilly to collect some of those hard-to-recycle items for proper disposal during a tree giveaway event. We collected hangers, plastic bags, pens / markers, lightbulbs, and batteries….

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19
October
2015
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