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New Storytelling project from Independence Seaport Museum, Transition Green committee & more.
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New Storytelling project from Independence Seaport Museum, Transition Green committee & more.

What’s happening in local sustainability this week?

Members of the Environment & Sustainability sub-committees of Cherelle Parker’s transition team have been announced, including Emily Shapira as co-chair, Jerome Shabazz as Vice Chair, Saleem Chapman, Katie Bartolotta, Devi Ramkissoon, and David Masur as committee members. See the full list on the Transition2023 website.

The Independence Seaport Museum announced a multi-year storytelling project, “Breaking Uncommon Ground on the Delaware River,” that will collect oral histories from African-American Philadelphians who lived and worked along the Delaware River in the mid- to the late 20th- and 21st-centuries. The stories will be a part of the museum’s flagship exhibition Tides of Freedom: The African Presence on the Delaware River, scheduled to open Spring 2026. 

House of the Living is a collaboration between Swarthmore College’s Art Department, FarmerJawn and Friends Foundation, and EMIR Healing Center. With permissions from the families of the victims memorialized, portraits and names of their loved ones have been engraved into the panels of the greenhouse. So far, ninety people have been memorialized, and the project will honor a total of 410 people. (cover photo)

Enviri derives 100% of revenue from environmental solutions and recycled or reused 35 billion pounds of industrial byproducts and specialty wastes including steel, aluminum, soils, water, electronics, fuel, batteries and more, according to its 2022 fiscal year ESG Report.

Sustainable Business Network is looking for speaker and topic proposals for its “Achieving Climate Resilience Through Water” Symposium in Spring 2024.

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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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