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These Philly-Area Companies Are Trying to Help You Use Less Plastic

More people are starting to reckon with the fact that climate change is having an irrevocable effect on the world. In October, UN issued its […]

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City Life

City Says Not to Be Concerned About the Weather-Related “Odor” at PES Refinery

People living or driving near the soon-to-shutter Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refinery Complex in South Philadelphia may have noticed a strange smell in the air this week. […]

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City Life

Kenney Releases Master Plan to Fight Climate Change in Philly

The city has released a new and improved plan to fight climate change. The Powering Our Future report, released this week, includes an ambitious master plan […]

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Movies: The Return of the Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival

Now in its second year, the Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival, aka PHEFF, promises 34 eye-opening films over three days at Prince Theater. Documentaries of various […]

City Life

Philly Study: Cleaning Vacant Land Can Significantly Reduce Crime

File under: Reasons to make the city a little greener. A study conducted in Philadelphia by Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health found that […]

City Life

EPA Cuts Could Make the Delaware Goop Again

Preserving the environment so it remains sustainable for future generations? For the birds! So says the administration of Donald Trump, whom you’ll no doubt remember […]


Meet the Winners From the 2017 SustainPHL Awards

Dozens of local businesses and activists committed to sustainability in Philadelphia were recognized at Green Philly’s second annual SustainPHL awards on Thursday night. The event, hosted […]


These Businesses Are Nominees for the 2017 SustainPHL Awards

Though President Donald Trump recently announced his decision to pull the U.S. out of the landmark Paris climate deal, the decision hasn’t ruffled Philly businesses […]

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Thousands March in Center City Against Fossil Fuels

Thousands marched from City Hall to Independence Mall today to call for a “clean energy revolution” — protesting fossil fuel extraction methods like fracking, pipeline projects […]

City Life

Drexel Study: Why Philly Should Use Rainwater to Flush Toilets

Purified water is wasted in toilet bowls, but flushing is the single largest source of water consumption in the U.S. Some researchers at Drexel University […]


Philly As Energy Hub? Not So Fast Says New Environmental Group

While many are arguing that Philadelphia can transform into an energy hub that takes advantage of cheap gas from the Marcellus Shale, a new environmental group […]


You Didn’t Imagine It: The Air Was Cleaner During the Pope’s Visit

Remember that time that Pope Francis came to Philadelphia for a weekend, and people took back the streets from cars, regularly broke out into song, and were a little nicer to each […]


How the Big Blue Bin Has Made Recycling Awfully Expensive

A recent story in the Washington Post headlined “American Recycling Is Stalling” sent a shockwave through environmentalist circles. America’s recycling business, once lucrative for both cities […]


How Philly is Trying to Fix Water Main-ia

Editor’s Note: Citified has retracted this story, which was based on a flawed assumption about water management infrastructure. Thanks to commenters William H Ross III […]

City Life

Sign of the Apocalypse? Flies Invade Lancaster County

It’s like something out of a movie: twice in the past five days, swarms of mayflies have shut down the Veterans Memorial Bridge over the […]