Become a Tree Tender!

Help plant and care for trees in your community, or your yard. Become a Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Tree Tender! The PHS Tree Tenders program offers hands-on tree care training for residents interested in greening their neighborhoods. Neighborhoods with more trees are safer, cooler in the summer and have healthier residents! The training covers tree biology,…

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April
2014
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Philly Spring Cleanup!

We had a great day at yesterday’s 7th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup! We partnered with the Eagles Youth Partnership, The Dow Chemical Company, and Keep America Beautiful to paint, remove graffiti, and clean up five vacant lots around Gideon School in the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood. Gideon took part in the Eagles Youth Partnership’s Playground Build Program ten years ago,…

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Some Great Press for KPB!

Philadelphia Neighborhoods spotlighted Keep Philadelphia Beautiful as one of five organizations making Philly greener! Check out the article here. We’re thrilled to be in such great company!

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04
April
2014
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Keep Philadelphia Beautiful Receives President’s Circle Award

Keep Philadelphia Beautiful was thrilled to receive Keep America Beautiful’s President’s Circle Award at this year’s Keep America Beautiful national conference! The President’s Circle Award recognizes exemplary performance made by certified Keep America Beautiful affiliates. Read more about this honor here!

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19
March
2014
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Celebrate the Philly Spring Cleanup with KPB!

Celebrate the Philly Spring Cleanup on April 5th with us, the Eagles Youth Partnership, and Gideon School! Email michelle@keepphiladelphiabeautiful.org to register!

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March
2014
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Philly Spring Cleanup! Keep Up The Sweep Up!

We were so thrilled to take part in today’s announcement of this year’s Philly Spring Cleanup with Mayor Nutter and the Streets Department! The press event took place at the Urban Tree Connection’s farm in Haddington, the home of our community composting program with UTC and Bennett Compost, funded generously by Waste Management and Keep America…

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2013 Annual Report

Our 2013 annual report is hot off the presses! Take a moment and read it here! We’re really proud of what we accomplished in 2013 – more than 800 students educated, and over 300 bags of litter removed from our streets. But that’s just the beginning. We’re ready for an even bigger and better 2014,…

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19
February
2014
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Fox School Design Challenge

This past week Keep Philadelphia Beautiful, along with our friends at the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, played a small role in the Temple Fox School of Business’s fourth annual design challenge – which was focused on finding solutions to the litter problem in our City. One hundred and seventy five students, representing over…

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19
February
2014
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The Olney Youth Arts Festival

Our friends at CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia are helping to organize the second annual Olney Youth Arts Festival – and they need our help! Learn more about the project here, and if you can, help support the “irrepressible creativity of Philadelphia youth in their diverse cultural splendor!”

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February
2014
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Our Busy Weekend Keeping Philly Beautiful!

Keep Philadelphia Beautiful had quite a busy weekend – and we wanted to share a quick recap with all of you! Our adventures began on Friday evening, when we spoke about Keep Philadelphia Beautiful at Open Access Philly, a monthly convening of civically engaged Philadelphians sharing projects, passion and resources. We encourage you to sign…

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