Lifestyle

5 “Green” Freebies in Philly

In honor of Earth Week, we’re giving you a gift of FREE giveaways. OK, so we’re not giving you the free things… technically the city is. But living a sustainable lifestyle doesn’t have to be expensive and mean you have...
Keep Reading
Recycle

Philly Will Make Recycling Great Again; Stop Burning our Recycling on May 1st

City officials unveiled plans for Philadelphia’s new recycling contract with Waste Management this afternoon at Thomas Paine Plaza in Center City. The announcement was accompanied by a giveaway of new recycling bins and tote bags and a chance to play...
Keep Reading
Lifestyle

How to “Fix” Recycling and Our Waste Problem

OK, so we’ve talked about how burning half of Philadelphia’s recycling is a symptom of a larger, broken system for consumption. We even talked to AJ+ about it. The next question we often get, even after I explain that 100%...
Keep Reading
array(40) {
  ["id"]=>
  int(37777)
  ["global_id"]=>
  string(31) "www.thegreencities.com?id=37777"
  ["global_id_lineage"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(31) "www.thegreencities.com?id=37777"
  }
  ["author"]=>
  string(1) "3"
  ["status"]=>
  string(7) "publish"
  ["date"]=>
  string(19) "2019-04-04 13:44:06"
  ["date_utc"]=>
  string(19) "2019-04-04 17:44:06"
  ["modified"]=>
  string(19) "2019-04-04 13:44:06"
  ["modified_utc"]=>
  string(19) "2019-04-04 17:44:06"
  ["url"]=>
  string(55) "https://www.thegreencities.com/event/awbury-star-party/"
  ["rest_url"]=>
  string(67) "https://www.thegreencities.com/wp-json/tribe/events/v1/events/37777"
  ["title"]=>
  string(17) "Awbury Star Party"
  ["description"]=>
  string(876) "

Join us at the Awbury Arboretum Agricultural Village for a Star Party held as part of the Philadelphia Science Festival. There will be hands-on activities, snacks and stargazing for the whole family.

This event is FREE, no registration required.

Location: the Awbury Agricultural Village and Education Center (6336 Ardleigh St).

Please park on Ardleigh St – Click here for a map.

Feel free to bring your binoculars, telescopes, blankets, chairs.

In the event of rain or clouds, visit www.philasciencefestival.org.

" ["excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["slug"]=> string(17) "awbury-star-party" ["image"]=> array(3) { ["url"]=> bool(false) ["id"]=> string(5) "37552" ["extension"]=> string(0) "" } ["all_day"]=> bool(false) ["start_date"]=> string(19) "2019-04-26 18:00:00" ["start_date_details"]=> array(6) { ["year"]=> string(4) "2019" ["month"]=> string(2) "04" ["day"]=> string(2) "26" ["hour"]=> string(2) "18" ["minutes"]=> string(2) "00" ["seconds"]=> string(2) "00" } ["end_date"]=> string(19) "2019-04-26 22:00:00" ["end_date_details"]=> array(6) { ["year"]=> string(4) "2019" ["month"]=> string(2) "04" ["day"]=> string(2) "26" ["hour"]=> string(2) "22" ["minutes"]=> string(2) "00" ["seconds"]=> string(2) "00" } ["utc_start_date"]=> string(19) "2019-04-26 22:00:00" ["utc_start_date_details"]=> array(6) { ["year"]=> string(4) "2019" ["month"]=> string(2) "04" ["day"]=> string(2) "26" ["hour"]=> string(2) "22" ["minutes"]=> string(2) "00" ["seconds"]=> string(2) "00" } ["utc_end_date"]=> string(19) "2019-04-27 02:00:00" ["utc_end_date_details"]=> array(6) { ["year"]=> string(4) "2019" ["month"]=> string(2) "04" ["day"]=> string(2) "27" ["hour"]=> string(2) "02" ["minutes"]=> string(2) "00" ["seconds"]=> string(2) "00" } ["timezone"]=> string(16) "America/New_York" ["timezone_abbr"]=> string(3) "EDT" ["cost"]=> string(4) "free" ["cost_details"]=> array(3) { ["currency_symbol"]=> string(0) "" ["currency_position"]=> string(0) "" ["values"]=> array(1) { [0]=> string(4) "free" } } ["website"]=> string(10) "awbury.org" ["show_map"]=> bool(true) ["show_map_link"]=> bool(true) ["hide_from_listings"]=> bool(false) ["sticky"]=> bool(false) ["featured"]=> bool(false) ["categories"]=> array(1) { [0]=> array(11) { ["name"]=> string(6) "Family" ["slug"]=> string(6) "family" ["term_group"]=> int(0) ["term_taxonomy_id"]=> int(3063) ["taxonomy"]=> string(16) "tribe_events_cat" ["description"]=> string(0) "" ["parent"]=> int(0) ["count"]=> int(366) ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" ["id"]=> int(3047) ["urls"]=> array(2) { ["self"]=> string(70) "https://www.thegreencities.com/wp-json/tribe/events/v1/categories/3047" ["collection"]=> string(65) "https://www.thegreencities.com/wp-json/tribe/events/v1/categories" } } } ["tags"]=> array(0) { } ["venue"]=> array(0) { } ["organizer"]=> array(1) { [0]=> array(15) { ["id"]=> int(34723) ["status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["date"]=> string(19) "2018-01-26 16:41:20" ["date_utc"]=> string(19) "2018-01-26 21:41:20" ["modified"]=> string(19) "2018-01-26 16:41:20" ["modified_utc"]=> string(19) "2018-01-26 21:41:20" ["url"]=> string(58) "https://www.thegreencities.com/organizer/awbury-arboretum/" ["organizer"]=> string(16) "Awbury Arboretum" ["slug"]=> string(16) "awbury-arboretum" ["phone"]=> string(14) "(215) 849-2855" ["website"]=> string(14) "www.awbury.org" ["email"]=> string(18) "contact@awbury.org" ["json_ld"]=> array(7) { ["@type"]=> string(6) "Person" ["name"]=> string(16) "Awbury Arboretum" ["description"]=> string(0) "" ["url"]=> string(58) "https://www.thegreencities.com/organizer/awbury-arboretum/" ["telephone"]=> string(14) "(215) 849-2855" ["email"]=> string(79) "contact@awbury.org" ["sameAs"]=> string(21) "http://www.awbury.org" } ["global_id"]=> string(31) "www.thegreencities.com?id=34723" ["global_id_lineage"]=> array(1) { [0]=> string(31) "www.thegreencities.com?id=34723" } } } ["json_ld"]=> array(10) { ["@context"]=> string(17) "http://schema.org" ["@type"]=> string(5) "Event" ["name"]=> string(17) "Awbury Star Party" ["description"]=> string(0) "" ["image"]=> bool(false) ["url"]=> string(55) "https://www.thegreencities.com/event/awbury-star-party/" ["startDate"]=> string(25) "2019-04-26T18:00:00-04:00" ["endDate"]=> string(25) "2019-04-26T22:00:00-04:00" ["organizer"]=> array(7) { ["@type"]=> string(6) "Person" ["name"]=> string(16) "Awbury Arboretum" ["description"]=> string(0) "" ["url"]=> string(58) "https://www.thegreencities.com/organizer/awbury-arboretum/" ["telephone"]=> string(14) "(215) 849-2855" ["email"]=> string(78) "contact@awbury.org" ["sameAs"]=> string(21) "http://www.awbury.org" } ["offers"]=> array(3) { ["@type"]=> string(5) "Offer" ["price"]=> string(1) "0" ["url"]=> string(55) "https://www.thegreencities.com/event/awbury-star-party/" } } }
Apr 26

Awbury Star Party

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm | free | United by Awbury Arboretum
Join us at the Awbury Arboretum Agricultural Village for a Star Party held as part of the Philadelphia Science Festival. There will be hands-on activities, snacks and...
Lifestyle

5 Green Books to Read this Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! (Although Earth Day IS every day…) Hopefully, you’ll celebrate by joining our Green Week cleanup today, hugging a tree and writing a few notes to legislators. It’s also the perfect day to get an environmental book to...
Keep Reading
News

Recycling is Complicated: Watch our clip on AJ+

Yes, it’s true that Philadelphia will be resuming recycling once again, with 100% going to a Waste Management MRF as of May 1st. How complicated is our recycling problem? From the consumer to the MRF and city regulations, there’s a...
Keep Reading
Lifestyle

Meet Dropps: a Cleaner, Zero Waste Laundry Solution

Did you know that on April 22, 1970, the very first Earth Day celebration was held in 2000 colleges and schools, including in Philadelphia’s own Fairmount Park? One of those treehuggers in attendance would not only decrease his sustainability footprint...
Keep Reading
Recycle

Where Can I Recycle Car Seats?

Car seats are a necessity if you’re driving around with a baby on board. As your tyke grows up, you’ll be switching out seats until they’ve grown tall enough to no longer need one. Car seats often end up in...
Keep Reading
Lifestyle

Chile: B Corps, Sustainability, and Social Innovation- Oh My!

Over spring break, I explored sustainability abroad while attempting un poco Español. I immersed myself in what seemed all of Chile: the historical city of Santiago, the cultural art scene and graffiti of Valparaiso, the Atacama desert including lagunas, geysers,...
Keep Reading
News

13 “Zero Waste PA” bills introduced in Harrisburg

What’s one way to respond to our current recycling crisis to curb our consumption rates? Legislation. PennEnvironment Executive Director David Masur and (mostly southeast PA Democratic) state legislators announced a “Zero Waste PA” package of bills with goals to reduce...
Keep Reading
Season 2 coming soon!

City Rising 1: Green Careers with Dan Smolen

October 03, 2018 | Podcast
Episode 1 of City Rising is live! What is meaningful work? How do I set myself up for a rewarding career? Are robots going to take our jobs? This is what we’re talking about – AND MORE – during the...