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Rep Rabb fighting greenwashing in PA, Grant Blvd closes storefront, & the Linc is LEED Platinum.
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Rep Rabb fighting greenwashing in PA, Grant Blvd closes storefront, & the Linc is LEED Platinum.

Here’s the latest sustainability news this week.

Happy Summer Solstice! It’s officially the longest day of the year – and it’s a hot one. It’s the first Heat Health Emergency of the year through Saturday at midnight, which can put residents at risk of heat stroke and related illnesses. Here’s how to stay safe – both for humans and animals.

New Legislation to Combat Greenwashing

State Rep. Chris Rabb, D-Phila., is drafting legislation to prohibit corporations from using deceitful marketing practices known as “greenwashing” in Pennsylvania. This bill aims to amend the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law to ensure truth in environmental marketing, protecting consumers from misleading claims like “net zero” and “cleaner energy.”

Grant Blvd Closing West Philly Location

Grant Blvd, a women-led sustainable fashion brand founded by Dr. Kimberly McGlonn, is closing its West Philly store after seven years. The decision, influenced by cultural and economic shifts, reflects the brand’s evolution and commitment to balancing profit, people, and the planet. A final send-off event is scheduled for June 22nd from 4pm-7pm at its West Philly location.

Lincoln Financial Field Achieves LEED Platinum Certification

The Philadelphia Eagles’ Lincoln Financial Field has earned LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, recognizing its commitment to operational sustainability. Achievements include operating on 100% clean energy, 10,456 solar panels annually, producing around four megawatts of clean energy, hydrogen refueling stations, and a 99% waste diversion rate, making it one of only two NFL stadiums to reach this high standard.

Cover photo: Green Philly sustainability tour with Norman Vossschulte, Vice President of Fan Experience and Sustainability, Philadelphia Eagles


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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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