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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Dewain Johnson
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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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Cleanups and Tree Giveaways, Oh My!

We had an awesome weekend helping to Keep Philadelphia Beautiful – and we just had to share it with you! On Saturday morning we teamed up with our friends at the Fairmount Civic Association for a great neighborhood cleanup. Thirty volunteers came out and helped remove 75 bags of trash, recyclables and leaves. (Remember folks…

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Keep Philadelphia Beautiful in the News!

Check out this Q and A with Keep Philadelphia Beautiful Director Michelle Feldman from this week’s Keystone Edge. “The ultimate goal is to have residents and businesses clean up after themselves, and ideally not litter in the first place, which I believe comes down to old-fashioned community organizing. I think organized blocks are key – if…

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07
November
2013
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Showing Some Love to LOVE Park!

It’s no secret – we love LOVE Park. We love the statue, we love the fountain – and, yes, we love the food trucks too. (How could you not?!) So today, with help from our friends at Johnson, Mirmiran and Thompson as well as our Board Chair’s firm, McElhatton Foley, PC, we gave back to…

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04
November
2013

Talking Trash w/ Young Involved Philadelphians!

This past Tuesday, we were so pleased to co-host “Trash Talk: Recycling, Composting, and Disposing in Philly” with our friends at Young Involved Philadelphia (YIP). The event, part of YIP’s annual State of Young Philly series, featured Phil Bresee of the Philadelphia Streets Department, Tim Bennett of Bennett Compost, and Charles Raudenbush of Waste Management (and also…

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Reuse at it’s best: Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia’s ReStore Program

If you follow us on twitter and facebook, you know that we’re all about giving objects a second life. Which is just one of the many reasons why we love Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia and their ReStore Program! The ReStore is a second-hand retail outlet that accepts lightly used home furnishings, furniture, and building materials…

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Keep Philadelphia Beautiful Fall News

Our fall newsletter is hot off the presses! Catch up with what we’ve been up to here. Be sure to pay extra attention to the events we have coming up – including a fall cleanup in Fairmount and a big celebration for America Recycles Day. And, take a look at our last newsletter, too!

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25
October
2013
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Keep Philadelphia Beautiful and Science Leadership Academy Team Up!

Keep Philadelphia Beautiful and the Science Leadership Academy’s new Beeber Campus are excited to announce our new year-long partnership! KPB is teaching four mini-courses, eight sessions each, focused on turning recyclable materials in to community problem solving tools. Students will work together to carry out five do-it-yourself (DIY) projects, each focused on sustainability, as a…

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14
October
2013
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Our 2013 Cleanup Season in Review

We’ve had quite a cleanup season here at Keep Philadelphia Beautiful – and loved every minute of it. So let’s recap, shall we! We started off in the great Northeast section of the City – where we partnered with Clear Channel, Radio 104.5, and the Tookany-Tacony/Frankford Watershed Partnership to hold a cleanup of Tacony Creek…

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