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Green Philly 2018 in Review

Green Philly 2018 in Review

Can you believe 2018 is almost over? 

Here’s a recap of what we did this year.


Thanks to the Social Innovations Journal for recognizing Green Philly as the 1st Place in 2018 Corporate Innovator award! 


We hosted our inaugural roundtable, Innovative Leaders Driving a Green & Equal Philly at Saxbys HQ. 


women in sustainability panel

We hosted our Women in Sustainability panel featuring Maitreyi Roy of Bartram’s Garden, Amy Kate Failing of Community Energy and Sustainable Business Network, and Jill Fink of Food Moxie. One of our takeaways was Finding that “Secret Society.”, which Amy Kate and a few other ladies began as Women for a more sustainable Philadelphia. 


Earth Day, Environmental film festival and spring. 

Thanks to Rad Girls for nominating me as a 2018 Storyteller of the year

We had fun speaking on a Philly Tech Week Panel and to a group at St. Joe’s university (below). 


We hosted a little party in June to celebrate 10 years of Green Philly. Can you believe we’ve been on the internet for a decade? 


We hosted a Green Economy Tour and Roundtable thanks to a CUSP mini-grant, exploring the Hestonville Rain Garden and Overbrook Nature Center and concluding with a panel featuring Jerome Shabazz, Dan Schupsky & Joanne Douglas. Read the takeaways here.

Green Economy Panelists


Our fav time of the year is SustainPHL, of course! With palpable energy from Philly’s brightest and biggest changemakers, it’s earned its reputation as the city’s Green Oscars. The 2018 award recipients continue to make strides. 


kauai hiking

Post-SustainPHL, I took a quick respite in Hawaii. Read our sustainable travel tips AKA excuses to share these gorgeous photos. 


City Rising Podcast

On October 3rd, we launched City Rising, a podcast about how cities are working on climate solutions. 

Haven’t tuned in yet? Find and subscribe to City Rising on Apple PodcastsGoogleSpotify, TuneIn or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Plus, we have one more episode of Season 1 and are excited to announce that we received funding for season 2 of City Rising, thanks to CUSP.  


Democrats won back the house in the Midterm election, we #optoutside-ed, and talked trash with Nic Esposito. 

Personally, I completed the Environmental Leadership Program. (Complimentary YURT photo above). With over 1200 fellows and counting, let me know if you’re curious about this program.  

Another November weekend, I got together with journalists from around the world to build a journalism prototype with my group, Impact Report Card. We’re continuing to work on our project in a different form, so stay tuned.


Over the past few weeks, we’ve been quietly prepping for 2019 to make Green Philly even better.

We launched the Green Philly Insider program. In addition to supporting our mission, our members will receive special benefits as our way of saying thanks.

Want to get involved or collaborate with us in 2019? Email us at contact(at)

Cheers to another green year!


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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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