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Green Ways Of Getting Around In Philadelphia

Public transportation plays a vital role in making the city of Philadelphia and the surrounding region more sustainable. Resort to these options when looking to make your commute throughout the Philadelphia area greener.

11/25/2013

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Tips To Make Homemade Baby Food

Many parents rely on big companies to create baby food that contains all of the necessary nutrition. Find out ways to make homemade baby food that is both healthy for your baby and the earth.

11/22/2013

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Fair Trade: Understanding The Certification

Consumers today have a heightened awareness of where their coffee is grown, their bananas are picked and where their scarves are sewn. The Fair Trade Movement and labeling and certification process seeks to shed light on supply chain processes to ensure sustainable manufacturing, packaging and distributing.

11/21/2013

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Reclaimed Wastewater: The Next Brita?

Understand the purification system that turns our waste water into drinking water and how safe it is to consume.

11/20/2013

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Green Roof Vs. Cool Roof

Many cities have created goals to reduce their carbon footprint over the next couple of years. One way they have found to do this is through the roofs of buildings, i.e. “green” and “cool” roofs. Find out what a green roof or cool roof is, how much they cost, their maintenance after installment and their benefits.

11/19/2013

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Restaurants In Philadelphia That Are Going Green

If you are concerned about knowing where your food comes from and the use of locally grown ingredients when you dine out, check out these three Philadelphia-area eateries, recognized by the Green Restaurant Association for environmentally minded efforts.

11/18/2013

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Green Volunteer Opportunities In Philadelphia

From community clean-up programs, food drives and community gardening programs, there are many ways to give back to the earth and to your community by volunteering in the City of Brotherly Love.

11/18/2013

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How To Go Solar In Philadelphia

Many Philadelphia residents are eager to lower energy costs. By opting for solar, an environmentally friendly and renewable energy, these residents are likely to be pleasantly surprised at the many resources available to help with the purchase and installation of a residential solar power system.

11/18/2013

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Five Greenest Cities In The U.S.

What makes a city sustainable and “green” and which U.S. cities are among the highest ranking in this category? Find out which cities in the U.S. are the most sustainable and support an eco-friendly lifestyle.

11/18/2013

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Green Chic: Brands Offering Organic Threads

Who says you can’t support nature and still look good? Learn what brands to choose from that will allow you to look good and be good to the earth.

11/14/2013

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Embrace Efficient and Eco-Friendly Home Heating

The most environmentally conscious way to heat homes is to embrace efficient heating lifestyle practices. Slight alterations in personal heating practices will decrease heating bills and improve the environmental quality of the home.

11/11/2013

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How To Compost In Philadelphia

The benefits of composting include boosting garden plant health and reducing the amount of organic waste that ends up in local landfills. Here is a simple guide to composting locally in Philadelphia.

10/28/2013

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Best Community Gardens In Philadelphia

Whether you are a seasoned gardener newly transplanted to Philadelphia or a gardening newbie, just dig through these tips and resources to find the best community garden in your neighborhood.

10/21/2013

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How To Eat Locally In The Winter

While the demand and frequency of local farmers’ markets might decrease towards the end of the summer season, fall and winter produce selections will satisfy consumers’ needs for fresh fruits and vegetables.

10/21/2013

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Tips And Ideas For Greener Gardens

Gardeners can enhance their personal havens by focusing on gardening techniques that align with sustainability practices.

10/15/2013

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