Oil-Rich Qatar Takes Eco Expertise to Philadelphia’s Famous Greenbuild

Green Prophet

The Qatar Foundation is distinguishing itself as a leader at Greenbuild, the world’s largest gathering of green building pioneers in Philadelphia, where Hilary Clinton will deliver the 2013 keynote address tomorrow. The Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development chaired by Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned has been instrumental in alleviating Qatar’s dependence on carbon by developing its knowledge economy.

Philadelphia’s Sa Va Eco Boutique for Locavore Fashion

Eco Chic

We are aware of the huge impact the apparel industry has on the environment and communities so we started with ensuring that all of our textiles were fair-trade and then expanded that in to using more and more domestically produced, sustainable and organic textiles. From there we wanted to focus on our relationship with our customers and our community through community partnerships with womens organizations. Try it On: 1700 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA


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Loving Local: Place, Economy and Community

Green (Living) Review

A block of brownstone row houses in West Philadelphia became my place in the world – a place where I aspired to start a business, raise a family, and help build a strong and joyful community. Community economy green living localism Making a commitment to this place and taking responsibility for its well-being was the first step I took toward helping to build a sustainable local economy in my region.

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Initiating Sustainability In Your Community

Environmental News Network

Imagine the challenge of building a sustainable community and warding off all pessimism and indifference. A UNESCO module stated that sustainability is to be attained at the local level and the community if it were to really make a difference. This is the kind of community that thrives from generation to generation because it adapts to change, performs life sustaining functions, respects diversity, and recognizes social and ecological limits. Build A Green Community… Online.

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Livable Communities

The Green Changemakers

Key to this shift has been the movement for environmental justice that exploded on the scene during the 1980s, as communities of color all across the United States fought to protect themselves against the unequal distribution of environmental hazards undermining the health of people forced to live in neighborhoods with locally unwanted land uses. Every community should have housing for the people who work there. There are 90,000 vacant properties in Detroit, 60,000 in Philadelphia.

Another Reason To Green The Asphalt Jungle

Environmental News Network

Evidence from Philadelphia, PA ”, that was published last month in Landscape and Urban Planning , finally disproves this myth. Therefore there are more “eyes on the street” and people are more involved in their community. During my junior year of undergraduate I attended a captivating conference in Philadelphia on Urban Planning. Temple’s study gives urban planners another reason to consider the use of vegetation in designing safe and healthy communities.

PAU unveils carbon-neutral Sunnyside Yard masterplan in NYC


Neighboring communities now have a unique opportunity to leverage this Plan to address long-standing needs in terms of transportation, housing , jobs, open space, social infrastructure, and environmental resilience.”

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Where to find eco-friendly engagement and wedding rings


As an advocate for diamond mining communities, global societies and the Earth, we are putting a modern twist on an outdated industry.” The company also contributes to Lambda Legal, an organization that supports the LBGTQ+ community, and Higher Heights, which supports Black female politicians.

Community Recycling Collaborates with Whole Foods Market Jenkintown To Recycle Textiles

Green (Living) Review

Area Residents, Shoppers and Recyclers All Invited to Help the Environment Philadelphia, PA : Community Recycling and Whole Foods Market Jenkintown have a plan in place to help residents clean out their closets, help the environment by recycling textiles and putting the local landfills on a diet! Visit them at [link] for more information and let their passion for recycling help create an environmental solution for your organization, community or business.

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Charles Library boasts one of Pennsylvania’s largest green roofs


Contemporary, sustainable and welcoming, Temple University’s new Charles Library in Philadelphia raises the bar for research libraries around the world. Related: LEED Gold-targeted library and community park has otherworldly appeal The 47,300-square-foot green roof is part of the library’s stormwater management system that also includes pervious paved plazas and paths as well as landscaped planting beds.

30 of world’s largest cities have hit peak greenhouse gas emissions milestone, C40 analysis shows


The international community has collaboratively crusaded to quickly reach peak global greenhouse gas emissions. The 30 cities include Athens, Austin, Barcelona, Berlin, Boston, Chicago, Copenhagen, Heidelberg, Lisbon, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Melbourne, Milan, Montreal, New Orleans, New York City, Oslo, Paris, Philadelphia, Portland, Rome, San Francisco, Stockholm, Sydney, Toronto, Vancouver, Venice, Warsaw and Washington, D.C.

Chemical footprinting comes of age


Socially responsible investors are further concerned about the environmental justice implications of the science linking hazardous chemical exposure to chronic diseases such as diabetes because communities of color bear the brunt of chemical production. ” Research documents that the chemical plants that produce the chemicals used in everyday products are often sited in communities of color, in areas some call sacrifice zones.

Mudhif, an Iraqi guesthouse, from reed grass connects American veterans to their trauma

Green Prophet

Constructed of phragmites, an invasive reed grass, this traditional Iraqi marshland structure will be built on the grounds of the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education in Northwest Philadelphia. . Veterans, Iraqi immigrant communities and the public.

Narragansett Still Waits for Its Recycling Program

Green Life Smart Life

It was like going back to the early 1990s in Philadelphia, our hometown. Joe's Hawk sign landmark legislation that moves Philadelphia to single-stream recycling. it’s an oceanside community and b.) Tagged: curby bucket, michael nutter, Narragansett, Philadelphia, phillie phanatic, poochie, poochie the dog, Recycling, recycling program, South County Independent, st.

Discarded face masks and plastic become 24-foot spinning dome


Related: Discarded face masks now threatening wildlife habitats Commissioned for a community initiative organized by the city’s Cooper’s Ferry Partnership, the dome will serve as a focal point for the initiative’s goal to transform the shoreline area from an illegal dumping ground into multi-purpose community forums. Green architecture brass community covid-19 Eco island plastic-bottles

Early Exit for Coal Plant in Pennsylvania

Sierra Club Compass

The company also announced plans to shutter its Titus Station coal-fired plant outside Philadelphia one-and-a-half years early. The Portland coal site was key for grassroots organizers because sulfur dioxide pollution from the plant affects families in other states, such as New Jersey and Connecticut, in addition to nearby communities. NRG has also agreed to invest $1 million to benefit the environment in New Jersey and Connecticut, reported the Philadelphia Inquirer. "We're

Bike Share Helps to Close Gender Gap

Sierra Club Compass

In some cities, however, the numbers were a little better: in Boston and Philadelphia, women account for 32 percent of bike trips each year. Bike shares allow women to feel more connected to a community. Bicycling is not only good for your health and beneficial for community building, but it's also good for the environment by replacing vehicles that run on fossil fuels. Green Transportation Health Oil Safe and Healthy Communities

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Report Back: Tuesday's Delaware City Refinery Public Hearing

Sierra Club Compass

I grew up in a suburb above Philadelphia, not very far from the Delaware refinery, and I'm proud to call this area my home. But those against the renewal framed themselves as concerned community members who don't want to live in an area where air is hazardous and oil companies are profiting from it. I wish those in support of the permit renewal had acknowledged that the goals of jobs and livable communities are not mutually exclusive.

The 2021 GreenBiz 30 Under 30


Clean energy for Native American communities. The GreenBiz 30 Under 30 candidates for 2021 were nominated by GreenBiz readers and community members around the world and selected by the GreenBiz editorial team.

I'm just humbled to be nominated (and arrogant enough to believe I contribute)

Environmental Economics

On Wednesday, Louis Zacharilla, co-founder of the Intelligent Community Forum. Intelligent Community of the Year. Philadelphia -- were also in contention for top seven. ICF), announced the organization's seven finalists for the 2013. The announcement was made during the. final day of the Pacific Telecommunications Council's annual meeting in. Honolulu.

How cities can influence the energy system


cities and counties transition to clean energy for their own operations and communities, many are finding that stakeholders and policies beyond their jurisdictions affect their ability to purchase clean energy. In Utah, local governments came together to ask the state to enable high-impact pathways for procuring renewables , leading to the ratification of the Community Renewable Energy Act of 2019.


Green (Living) Review

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Two recent articles in Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development Volume 55, Issue 3 provide information on environmental issues that can be used towards sustainable ecosystems. The necessity of seagrass is not very well-known outside the scientific community; nevertheless, it is an intricate element in the formation of animal habitats, support of environmental processes, and food production.

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United By Blue Kicks Off 2012 Waterway Cleanup Season

Green (Living) Review

Philadelphia, PA, February 29, 2012 : United By Blue (UBB) , the ocean-friendly brand of apparel that removes one pound of trash for every product sold, will kick off cleanup season on March 6, 2012 at Bartram’s Garden in Philadelphia with a celebratory BBQ following the event. The apparel brand hosted cleanups across the country and the world, from Philadelphia to L.A.,

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Waterways Need Better Protections From Coal Plants

Sierra Club Compass

Sporting "Beyond Coal" shirts, speakers from the three groups held the press gathering next to a local event called "Welcome America/Taste of Philadelphia," a big community gathering featuring food, entertainment, and fireworks. The press conference ended up garnering coverage in the Philadelphia Inquirer'' s environmental blog and the local ABC news affiliate.

I'd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony

Environmental Economics

In Philadelphia this month, the American Economic Association inaugurated its new president, William D. There is clearly a growing recognition of this in the broader academic economic community,” said Mr. Nordhaus, who has spent decades researching the economic impacts of both climate change and of policies intended to mitigate climate change.

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The Park. the newest superhero

Green (Living) Review

A new study in the American Journal of Epidemiology analyzing parks in Philadelphia has proven that not only does turning abandoned parks into beautiful grassy spots make the place look pretty it also reduces crime. Want to spruce up your community and spread some good will? Introducing the – drum roll please – the Park, the newest superhero. He tackles crime and increases happiness. And he is? The Park!

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City may sue developer who spent $20,000 to remove 40 tons of trash from vacant lot

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A business developer in the Philadelphia neighborhood of Point Breeze is facing legal action after voluntarily cleaning up more than 40 tons of trash from a vacant lot neighboring his local business. Chrystie, director of communications at the Office of Housing and Community Development told the paper.

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Upcoming American Eco-Fests for 2012

Green Home Blog

The Green Festival is described as “a walk through a sustainable community…finding solutions to help make our lives healthier-socially, economically and environmentally. Individuals, business and community leaders come together to discuss critical issues that impact us at home and abroad.” 7th Annual Green Fest Philly – Headhouse Square, Philadelphia – Sunday September 9th. Upcoming American Eco-Fests for 2012.

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Meet Nexii, the green construction company allied with Michael Keaton


In June, the company announced a pact with JLL Philadelphia that is intended to help increase the ranks of Nexii certified partners from among real estate companies, developers and other companies in the building sector.

Embracing Green - 3 Environmentally-Conscious Teams and Leagues in Sports

Living Green Technology

" NHL Green was launched as a result of support from the entire hockey community, including the officials, players, fans and supporter. Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles have been committed to their Go Green program to reduce their environmental impact since 2003. Sports by nature are big-footed when it comes to ecological footprint. At the same time, sports are extremely influential.

Celebrating Thanksgiving as an OFW in America

Eco Friendly Daily

Thanksgiving is also important to many migrant communities in the US, notably Filipinos. Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are the fourth largest migrant community in America. According to the 2018 American Community Survey there are 2 million Filipinos living in the US.

Loesche Elementary School and ShoeBox Recycling Collaborate to Recycle Shoes

Green (Living) Review

ShoeBox Recycling Proceeds to Fund Technology Needed at School Philadelphia, PA, May 2012 : Today, local Philadelphia public school, Loesche Elementary, in partnership with ShoeBox Recycling , introduced a school wide shoe recycling program for all of their students, faculty, families, and community members to participate in.

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Overwhelming Support for Climate Action at EPA Listening Sessions

Sierra Club Compass

Many were from River Rouge, a community in Detroit suffering from severe environmental injustices , including the pollution from a nearby coal plant. After hearing previous expert testimony that correlated where people live to life expectancy, one River Rouge resident, Barbara Loving - a two-time cancer survivor - spoke about the need for support from the EPA in the community's fight for a healthy environment. and Philadelphia listening sessions as well.

Boys and Girls Club “Be Great, Be Green” Contest Finalists: Saving the World, and ADORABLE!

Eco Chic

I’m so honored to be one of the five judges for the Boys and Girls Club’s Be Great, Be Green competition, which encouraged Torch Club members (ages 11-13) to come up with an original project to green their communities. Recognizing laundry detergent as one of the greatest needs for community families, Torch Club members decided to make their own laundry detergent and bottle it using recycled containers.

Subway commuters are exposed to dangerous amounts of air pollution


The cities that are most affected include New York, Philadelphia, Boston and Washington, D.C. “This is an important contribution, especially to our understanding of the disproportionate burden of air pollution faced by low-income communities and communities of color,” said Gretchen Goldman, research director of the Union of Concerned Scientists. Millions of commuters who use underground subway systems in the U.S.

Green Your Halloween with National Costume Swap Day

The Green Samaritan

National Costume Swap Day calls for Americans to go green this Halloween by organizing a local kids costume swap in their community. People will really be making a difference in their community.” This year, official Green Halloween events will be held in almost 20 cities including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, the Bay Area, Austin, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Seattle and Phoenix.

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Planning for Healthy Living: the Next Challenge

The Green Changemakers

Elderly Breakdown in community social life has particularly serious health consequences for elders. In the US today, children are not experiencing the community social support they require for healthy development and success in life. Too many children lack the experience of belonging to a supportive complete community and will therefore not be able to pass this knowledge on to the next generation (Bronfenbrenner, 1979). Community members' normal everyday lives overlap.

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Tips for Reducing our Reliance on Plastic

Green Living Ideas

She started the Green Philly blog in 2008 to encourage Philadelphia’s sustainability. Philadelphia has tried unsuccessfully twice now, but she is determined that now is the right time for this type of legislation. They have a city council person who will likely introduce it this Fall, so she is gathering community support and raising awareness about this important issue. Packed house last week, making the Green Divas’ studio absolutely buzzing with boundless activity.

Cape May, NJ: green is here to stay

Green Traveler Guides

In early summer 2011 our own personal eco-tour leads us into this wondrous and diverse geography of sandy beaches, dense maritime forests, estuaries, salt marshes, majestic cliffs and Colonial-era communities. Like many of the town’s 4,500 year-round residents, they are actively involved in their community. The many artistic touches throughout the inn reflect his years as a Philadelphia gallery owner. | Green Garden State |. G reen New Jersey ? Is that an oxymoron?

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EarthPeople Becomes First Sustainability Consultancy in U.S. to Endorse Plastic Disclosure Project

Green (Living) Review

The PDP is working with the global business community to create a world in which plastic adds value for consumers and businesses without negatively impacting the environment. As someone who is involved with the beach communities in South Florida and part of the sustainability community in Philadelphia, I see the disturbing impacts of plastic everywhere, particularly along the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers.

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Bourbon, Bipartisanship and the Benefits of Nature

Cool Green Science

Oyster reefs and coral reefs help reduce the impact to coastal communities from waves during storms. But many of these ballot measures also aimed to invest in nature with an eye to its contribution to reducing flooding and storm damage and protecting water for communities. It is essential for community safety and basic needs. President Obama and the next Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.),

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The Successes and Unknowns of Conservation Ballot Initiatives

Nature Conservancy - Science

This process has proven to be a major driver of conservation activity, as local communities take responsibility for local land and water conservation. Florida, Western states, and the urban areas around New York, Philadelphia and Chicago have seen the most successful ballot measures of this type. W hile the potential of ballot initiatives has been under studied by the conservation science community, it has not escaped the notice of the wider conservation sector.

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Student Conservation Association Announces Earth Day Project Line-Up

Green (Living) Review

About the Student Conservation Association The Student Conservation Association is the only national organization that develops tomorrow's conservation leaders by providing high school and college students with service opportunities in all 50 states, from urban communities to national parks and forests. Over 1,000 volunteers to participate in projects from Atlantic to Pacific April 14-21 WASHINGTON, D.C.,