Celebrate Earth Day 2021

April 20, 2021 – Keep Philadelphia Beautiful will be co-hosting an Earth Day event with Riverfront North and GIANT employees–a tree planting/litter cleanup day we’re very much looking forward to! Still looking for Earth Day plans this Thursday? Here’s a 2021 Earth Day Philly roundup from Maria Pulcinella at WHYY (original article here):  Earth Day…

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20
April
2021
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Wanted: Great Board Members

We’re expanding our current Board of Directors and are seeking a diverse array of leaders to apply! This is an opportune moment to join the organization as we seek to build on 20+ years of transformative community work and adapt to the dynamic and fluid changes facing communities as a result of the global pandemic. …

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04
March
2021
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Cleanup Safety During A Pandemic

By Tasnim Hasan   The pandemic has brought the world to a halt, but it hasn’t stopped litter from accumulating. With the lockdowns in place, cleanups haven’t been happening as regularly as they once did and our streets and public spaces need our help. Right now there is an opportunity for residents to come together…

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21
December
2020
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America Recycles Day 2020: Support Recycling in Philadelphia

November 15, 2020 – Today is America Recycles Day, the only nationally recognized day and community-driven awareness event dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on the amount of waste Philadelphians generate at home, how our personal actions can impact city recycling services, and how important it…

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16
November
2020
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Black Lives Matter.

We are undividedly in support of those protesting and calling for justice for the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless other unnamed black men, women, and children killed by racist acts and failed by a broken system.                                …

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19
June
2020
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Stay Home Web Series – Episode 3: Beautiful Block Challenge

What do you love about your block?   If you’ve been self-quarantining or social distancing since late March (thank you!), chances are high that you’ve spent way more time at home and within one square block of your neighborhood. With all of this extra time in one place, we challenge you to observe or find…

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29
April
2020
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Stay Home Web Series – Episode 2: Reclaimed Critter

Do you want to build an animal?  Come on, let’s make some art!   Do recent recycling schedule changes mean you have more recyclable items in your bin every other week? Grab a handful of items, any art supplies you have at home, and get ready to do a bit of research!   How to…

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24
April
2020
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Stay Home Web Series – Episode 1: Waste Audit Challenge

What’s in your waste?   We’re kicking off Earth Day, and our Stay Home Web Series, by asking you to be a Waste Detective! You’ll learn about what kind of waste is in your home, understand how much recyclable and reusable items are in your waste stream, and investigate options on how your waste may…

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22
April
2020
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Sustainable Spring “Clean-In”

By: Jess Mihalczo   This year, Spring is taking on an unusual meaning in the wake of the COVID-19 quarantine. Many of us are spending more time at home than we are used to, which can cause stir-craziness. Our instinct may be to throw lots of items away right now, but we risk overloading our…

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April
2020
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Our Top 3 Takeaways from Pennsylvania Litter Research Study

By: Jess Mihalczo Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful recently partnered with Burns & McDonnell, the Pennsylvania (PA) Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the PA Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to publish the first state-wide litter cost study in over twenty years.  They surveyed nine cities across the state on litter management and illegal dumping budgeting. These cities included: Allentown,…

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24
February
2020
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