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You're Invited: Green Home, Clean Waters

Monday, July 18, 2011  |  None

PWD's Green City, Clean Waters plan isn't just about the city installing porous paving and constructing stormwater tree trenches—you can get involved with the effort by undertaking projects on your own property....

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We've Been Shad

Tuesday, July 12, 2011  |  None

Our post from earlier this month about American shad ascending the Schuylkill above Norristown for the first time in nearly 200 years contained a fish story of a different sort, as we mentioned that George Washington (pictured above, on the banks of some other river besides the Schuylkill) may have fed his troops Schuylkill shad during trying Revolutionary times....

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Collect Rain With Style

Monday, July 11, 2011  |  None

The Philadelphia Water Department would never utter an unkind word about traditional rain barrels, but the sleek, ultra-modern version (they call it a "rain column") by local company Shift Space Design is making rain collection a whole lot more attractive....

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Take A Hike

Friday, July 8, 2011  |  MFritch

Philadelphia's rivers and streams provide ample opportunity for recreation; events in the coming week suggest it's hiking season in the parks and refuges near the water:...

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2011 Greenworks Philadelphia Progress Report

Wednesday, June 29, 2011  |  MFritch

Amid all the excitement over Philly's first green roof bus shelter two weeks ago, we buried some really big news that happened the same day: Mayor Michael Nutter released the 2011 Greenworks Philadelphia Progress Report....

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You're Invited: Stormwater House

Wednesday, June 29, 2011  |  MFritch

Thinking about making your home greener but don't know where to start? Wondering about the incentives and barriers to environmentally friendly improvements such as green roofs and downspout planters (pictured above)?...

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