Keep America Beautiful National Conference

From Our Director, Michelle Feldman: I’m currently making my way back to Philly from Keep America Beautiful’s 2014 national conference in Charlotte, North Carolina – excited and energized – and I wanted to share a few thoughts with all of you. In my short time as part of the Keep America Beautiful (KAB) community – I…

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06
February
2014
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Newspaper Planters w/ Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens!

Here at Keep Philadelphia Beautiful, we are all about reuse and recycling. That’s why we were so thrilled to team up with our friends at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens (PMG) this past Sunday for their monthly PECO Family Jams event, where we helped 54 adults and children make planters from newspaper and tape. Each participant walked away with soil…

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Two Great Ways to Serve on MLK Day!

Martin Luther King Day of Service  is fast approaching, and here are two great ways to get involved courtesy of our friends at PhillyRising, a division of the City of Philadelphia Managing Director’s Office. We hope you’ll join us in service on the 20th!

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09
January
2014
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Have a Green Holiday Season!

Want to responsibly dispose of your Christmas tree but aren’t sure how? Fear not – our buds at Green Philly Blog have you covered! Check out their roundup of Tree Recycling options in the City here. And if that wasn’t enough, our friends at the Streets Department have a guide to proper recycling during the Holidays…

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30
December
2013
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Happy Holidays from Keep Philadelphia Beautiful!!

Wishing you and yours a safe and happy holiday season and new year!

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23
December
2013
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GiveGab Podcast with our Director

Go check out this GiveGab podcast with our director. Learn more about what we do, why we do it, and why we love Philly! And while you’re at it, read up on what GiveGab’s all about – using social networking to foster volunteerism.

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12
December
2013
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Community Composting Program Update!

Keep Philadelphia Beautiful was thrilled to win a Keep America Beautiful and Waste Management Think Green Grant this past summer to to establish a community composting program in the Haddington section of West Philadelphia with The Urban Tree Connection and Bennett Compost. And we couldn’t be more pleased to update you on our progress over the last few months! We currently have 25…

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Destination Frankford!

Community beautification can take on a lot of meanings – from community cleanups to tree plantings to public art.. which is why we’re so pleased to tell you about our involvement with the Destination Frankford project, spearheaded by the City of Philadelphia’s Planning Commission. Destination Frankford was born out of Philadelphia 2035, the Commission’s recent city-wide…

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Become a Tree Tender!

Join our friends at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and become a Tree Tender! Learn everything you need to know about planting and caring for trees – and how to rally your community around tree planting, maintenance, and care. Check out all the details for the next set of classes:   

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12
November
2013
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Come Celebrate America Recycles Day!

Join us, Recyclebank, and the Philadelphia Streets Department this Friday, 11/15, from 11:00a to 3:00p in Rittenhouse Square to celebrate America Recycles Day! America Recycles Day is a Keep America Beautiful initiative to promote recycling as an every day activity across the country. Here in Philadelphia, we’ll be filling Rittenhouse Square with informational and educational…

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