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Green Philly 2019 Monthly Recap
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Green Philly 2019 Monthly Recap

It was quite the year for Green Philly!

Can you believe we’re almost about to see a new decade? 2019 was quite the year for Green Philly!

Before we bid 2019 farewell, here are the highlights for our events and which posts you read the most each month of this special year.

January 2019

Rebecca Davies Remark Glass Philadelphia

We kicked off the new year to a packed house for How Sustainability Works, a night of flash talks. Read the event recap here.

Top Article: Who’s REALLY to Blame for Philly Burning 50% of its Recyclables?

February 2019

411 Philly Report Cards

After 2 landmark reports on climate were released in the Fall of 2019, we hosted a 411 on the Climate Reports panel featuring Franklin Institute Scientist Dr. Rachel Valletta, Judy Wicks, and PennEnvironment’s Flora Cardoni.

Top Article: Where to Recycle Used Textiles & Clothes – Including Retailer Drop-offs

March 2019

We co-hosted a flash talks and panel event with WURD during the Future of Work in Philly’s Green Economy. Read the event recap here.

EcoWUrd Gren Philly Panel 3-2-19

Top Article: 7 Black-Owned Vegan Businesses in Philly

April 2019

Volunteer Fair

In April, we kicked off our inaugural Green Week, to celebrate sustainability for Earth Month. We kicked off the week by hosting a Volunteer Fair at the Academy of Natural Sciences and highlighted partner events throughout the week. On Earth Day, we cohosted a cleanup at Smith Playground with Keep Philadelphia Beautiful.

Earth Day Cleanup

Top Article: RIP: Recycling is Dead as We Know It

Another wild thing happened in April: we were interviewed by AJ+ about recycling in Philadelphia. You can watch the clip here:

May 2019

May was quieter as we embraced Springtime and took a quick break from events to open up nominations for the annual SustainPHL awards.

Top Article: What Are the Green Jobs in Philly?

June 2019

Neighborhood Gardens Trust

We hosted a garden tour of Bouvier Community Garden on a Saturday during the Neighborhood Gardens Trust’s Community Gardens Day.

We hosted another flash talk event, Philly’s Green New Deal. Read the event recap here.

Green New Deal Recap

Top Article: Here are the SustainPHL 2019 Nominees

July 2019

Summertime is perfect in Philly, and we took advantage of the warm weather to get outdoors. One way to see the city? Explore the Delaware River by kayak.

Philly Independence Seaport Musuem Eco tour Kayak

Top Article: Kayak the Delaware River & Learn about Local Waterways

August 2019

Our favorite time of the year honored another 30 amazing changemakers during the 4th annual SustainPHL!

SustainPHl 2019

Can you believe we’re getting ready for year five already?!? We’re going to be debuting an exciting new venue and share our save the date early this year…

Top Article: Announcing the SustainPHL 2019 Award Recipients

SustainPHL 2019 award recipients

September 2019

How to host a sustainable event

After we made SustainPHL a zero-waste event, we wanted to share our secrets with other event planners. Our Sustainability Lead Jazmin, along with Alisa Shargorodsky & Bobby Szafranski shared their tips. Here’s the recap on KYW.

Top Article: Beer with a Mission: Triple Bottom Brewing is Finally Open!

October 2019

We welcomed in Fall with an Insiders-only coffee chat. It’s one of our perks for our subscribers who support Green Philly (and help us pay freelancers in 2019). You can find out more about subscriber perks and join here.

Top Article: Plastic Bag Ban Approved in City Council Committee

November 2019

We talk a LOT about sustainability in Philly, but how are we actually doing as a city? We hosted an event, Philly’s 2019 Report Card, to discuss. Read the recap on KYW News.

Philly 2019 Report Card

Top Article: Q&A With Infamous Naturalist and Author Tom Brown: How We Can All “Heal the Earth”

December 2019

What a better way to close the year than to host a Holiday Happy Hour for our friends in WeWork, as we close out three-years of membership here. (Yay! We’re moving to a new office soon.)

Green Philly Holiday Happy Hour 2019

Top Article: How the Philadelphia Marathon Pulled off a Zero-Waste Event with 90K People

What’s next? Green Philly will be more blue, as we begin a 2-year project to cover stormwater and water quality.

SustainPHL 2019 Julie Hancher

Stay tuned in as we won’t slow down In 2020!

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Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher
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