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City Life

It’s Time to Legalize Backyard Chickens In Philly, and It May Finally Happen

In many American cities, if you want to keep chickens in your backyard, you can set up a coop and do your thing. But Philadelphia? […]

Be Well Philly

These Two New Philly-Area Stores Are Here to Make Sustainable Shopping and Living Easier

As greater attention is given to bettering the planet through our consumer choices, more and more sustainability-focused businesses have been emerging in the Philadelphia area. […]

Life & Style

Waste-Free Philly: A Room-by-Room Home Sustainability Guide

Philadelphians are becoming obsessed (in a good way!) with shrinking their waste footprints. Since we’re living in a climate emergency, anything we can do to […]

Things to Do

Your Guide to Earth Day Events and Volunteering Around Philly

Earth Day is Friday, April 22nd, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate around town. From sustainability-focused organizations to volunteer with to interactive, kid-friendly […]

Be Well Philly

Don’t Want to Throw Away Your Christmas Tree? Let Goats Eat It!

Now that Christmas is over and it’s officially the new year, you’re either in one of two camps: Those who like to keep their tree […]

Be Well Philly

This NYC Nonprofit Focused on Reducing Textile Waste Just Expanded to Philly

Every year, millions of tons of textiles are wasted during the fashion industry’s design and production processes. Typically, that excess, unused material ends up in […]

Be Well Philly

This Zero-Waste Delivery Company Is Making Stocking Up on Home Goods More Sustainable

Sustainability practices have been on the rise in Philadelphia, with more and more eco-friendly brands popping up around the area. The pandemic has also catalyzed […]

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Just Listed: Off-Grid House in Pennington

The main end of the more radical environmentalists is to get all of us to “live lightly on the earth.” I wouldn’t call Alice De […]

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Be Well Philly

6 Newish Ways to Shop Eco-Friendly Products in Philly Now

Philly’s eco-friendly scene is on the rise. Here, a look at some of the latest, and best, additions. Betting on Zero Waste Opened this fall […]

Be Well Philly

This New Coworking Space in West Chester is Sustainable, Zero-Waste, and Pet-Friendly

Anyone who works remotely knows that choosing a dedicated work space is important. While not needing to get out of your PJs  at home is […]

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Be Well Philly

This Local Company Turns Food Waste Into Sustainable Pet Treats

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, an estimated 30 to 40 percent of the food supply goes to waste every year — translating […]


6 Philly Businesses That Put Your Office’s Sustainability Efforts to Shame

Cities all over the world are gearing up for the UN Environment sponsored World Cleanup Day on September 15, which invites volunteers and partners to […]

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City Life

Wells Fargo Center to Switch to 100 Percent Wind Energy

The Wells Fargo Center — and the Flyers and Sixers games it hosts — will soon make one big leap into the future. The South Philadelphia […]

Be Well Philly

Swap Your Single-Use Plastics for These Reusable Bags, Utensils, and More

While we may be in the middle of a war on plastic — this month, Seattle became the first major American city to ban single-use […]


These Philly Leaders Are Nominees for the 2018 SustainPHL Awards

From sustainability visionaries to local environmental heroes, the nominees for this year’s SustainPHL awards have already made enduring impressions on Philadelphia’s sustainability efforts. On Thursday, […]