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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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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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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 […]

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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, […]


Meet Ana Caballero, Fork’s Secret Weapon for Sustainability

With the arrival of spring, we here at Foobooz have been thinking a lot about the state of the farm-to-table movement — the trend towards […]


Your Guide to Philly’s Grassfed Beef Boom

This story has been updated. Sure, it’s easy to find organically grown fruits and veggies at your neighborhood farmers’ market, grocery co-op, and even some […]


Philly, It’s Time to Test Your Drinking Water

Even if you don’t live near a Sunoco drilling site, you might be interested in learning what’s in your drinking water. Philadelphia startup Tern Water has officially made their […]


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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The Best Gift You Can Give Your Greenest Friend

Your great aunt who lives in the ‘burbs and organizes a weekly park cleanup; that Center City church that grows produce to give out to the […]


These Are the Coolest-Looking Fake Christmas Trees Ever

Feel bad about the fact a living, oxygen-releasing tree gets cut down every year just to be propped up in your living room for a few […]


Meet the Co-Founder of “Green Yelp”

It’s not everyday that a college thesis becomes a thriving business. But that’s just what happened to Morgan Berman after she graduated from Philadelphia University in 2014 with […]


Green Roof Incentive Bill Gets Thumbs Up From Council

A photo posted by katep629 (@katep629) on Nov 14, 2015 at 8:33pm PST The newly opened Cira Green in University City sits atop a parking garage between the […]


Sustainable North Philly Building Named “Project of the Year” by U.S. Green Building Council

It seems there’s always more that can be done when it comes to efforts intended to make a city more sustainable,  but it goes without saying […]