Green Philly 2019 Monthly Recap
It was quite the year for Green Philly!
Can you believe we’re almost about to see a new decade? 2019 was quite the year for Green Philly!
Before we bid 2019 farewell, here are the highlights for our events and which posts you read the most each month of this special year.
We kicked off the new year to a packed house for How Sustainability Works, a night of flash talks. Read the event recap here.
Top Article: Who’s REALLY to Blame for Philly Burning 50% of its Recyclables?
After 2 landmark reports on climate were released in the Fall of 2019, we hosted a 411 on the Climate Reports panel featuring Franklin Institute Scientist Dr. Rachel Valletta, Judy Wicks, and PennEnvironment’s Flora Cardoni.
Top Article: Where to Recycle Used Textiles & Clothes – Including Retailer Drop-offs
We co-hosted a flash talks and panel event with WURD during the Future of Work in Philly’s Green Economy. Read the event recap here.
Top Article: 7 Black-Owned Vegan Businesses in Philly
In April, we kicked off our inaugural Green Week, to celebrate sustainability for Earth Month. We kicked off the week by hosting a Volunteer Fair at the Academy of Natural Sciences and highlighted partner events throughout the week. On Earth Day, we cohosted a cleanup at Smith Playground with Keep Philadelphia Beautiful.
Top Article: RIP: Recycling is Dead as We Know It
Another wild thing happened in April: we were interviewed by AJ+ about recycling in Philadelphia. You can watch the clip here:
May was quieter as we embraced Springtime and took a quick break from events to open up nominations for the annual SustainPHL awards.
Top Article: What Are the Green Jobs in Philly?
We hosted a garden tour of Bouvier Community Garden on a Saturday during the Neighborhood Gardens Trust’s Community Gardens Day.
We hosted another flash talk event, Philly’s Green New Deal. Read the event recap here.
Top Article: Here are the SustainPHL 2019 Nominees
Summertime is perfect in Philly, and we took advantage of the warm weather to get outdoors. One way to see the city? Explore the Delaware River by kayak.
Top Article: Kayak the Delaware River & Learn about Local Waterways
Our favorite time of the year honored another 30 amazing changemakers during the 4th annual SustainPHL!
Can you believe we’re getting ready for year five already?!? We’re going to be debuting an exciting new venue and share our save the date early this year…
Top Article: Announcing the SustainPHL 2019 Award Recipients
After we made SustainPHL a zero-waste event, we wanted to share our secrets with other event planners. Our Sustainability Lead Jazmin, along with Alisa Shargorodsky & Bobby Szafranski shared their tips. Here’s the recap on KYW.
Top Article: Beer with a Mission: Triple Bottom Brewing is Finally Open!
We welcomed in Fall with an Insiders-only coffee chat. It’s one of our perks for our subscribers who support Green Philly (and help us pay freelancers in 2019). You can find out more about subscriber perks and join here.
Top Article: Plastic Bag Ban Approved in City Council Committee
We talk a LOT about sustainability in Philly, but how are we actually doing as a city? We hosted an event, Philly’s 2019 Report Card, to discuss. Read the recap on KYW News.
Top Article: Q&A With Infamous Naturalist and Author Tom Brown: How We Can All “Heal the Earth”
What a better way to close the year than to host a Holiday Happy Hour for our friends in WeWork, as we close out three-years of membership here. (Yay! We’re moving to a new office soon.)
Top Article: How the Philadelphia Marathon Pulled off a Zero-Waste Event with 90K People
What’s next? Green Philly will be more blue, as we begin a 2-year project to cover stormwater and water quality.
Stay tuned in as we won’t slow down In 2020!