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Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center

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2018 Art in the Open Free Event (Volunteers Needed)

AiO is currently recruiting volunteers from any environmental or art organizations in Philadelphia (any organization/business is welcomed to join). This event will take place on our Schuylkill River so we hope to bring our city together to participate. In 2016,...
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Dr. Peter Gleick Talks Water in our Q&A and Visits Philly on Friday!

Want to find out more about water from an expert? Water and climate-change expert, Peter Gleick is bringing his Global Water Challenges & Solutions talk to Philly this week! Fairmount Water Works Interpretative Center is celebrating its 10th anniversary on Friday, October 25th by hosting Dr. Gleick. According to Wired Magazine, "one of the 15 people the next president should listen to" is discussing water use, public health and the future of our climate change. We were able to talk with Dr. Gleick before his Philly visit ask about his upcoming lecture, water and what Philadelphians can do to help. Before we get to the interview, we're giving a free pair of passes to the lecture and reception. Simply enter a comment below and Like us on Facebook (or follow on Twitter- just mention which one IN the comments.) In the comments below, answer the question, "How can you do to conserve water?" Read our Q&A with Dr. Gleick and find out more about Friday's event, after the jump!
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Water, Water… NOT Everywhere. How YOU Can Act Locally & Help Globally

Guest Blogger Justin Knabb is the Director of Donor Relations for Water for Waslala, a Philadelphia-based 501(c)3 non-profit.  Justin was part of student-led team that started Water for Waslala in 2004 while attending Villanova University.   We should never forget how fortunate we are to enjoy nearly unlimited access to clean drinking water here in Philadelphia.  Millions around the world - 884 million people - do not have the same luxury.  Each year 3.6 million people die from water related disease, which is more than twice the size of Philadelphia. Some local folks decided to focus on this problem, and there’s a good chance you’ll find (Find out more about Water for Waslala, clean water & how you can get involved RIGHT HERE in Philadelphia, after the jump!)
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