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Planted Pop-Up

Summer brings us outdoor fun, a burst of flora, and our second Planted Pop-Up Market + Plant Swap! Share your love of plants with local artists at our environmental art market, find a new leafy friend at our plant swap,...
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Kate Phillippo at Uncle Bobbie’s

Who: Kate Phillippo, author of A Contest without Winners: How Students Experience Competitive School Choice Where: Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee and Books 5445 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144 When: Jun 26, 2019 07:00 PM What: Book talk and signing, in conversation...
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Something New: A Fair Trade and Local Bridal Showcase

Global fashion. Local vendors. Let us help you plan the perfect wedding, starting with an exquisitely ethical, handmade dress by Celia Grace, the country’s only fair trade wedding dress line. Celia Grace is committed to uncompromising style, environmental responsibility and...
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Building Resilience Through Business

Climate change is not just altering the landscape of polar icecaps and the rain forest; it is changing the way our communities look as well. In urban environments like Philadelphia, climate change means increasing environmental threats, health hazards, and dwindling...
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Bog Berry Dryer Balls: From Blue Balls to Green

I'll admit it. I wanted to be 'greener' a few years ago, so I cut out dryer sheets from my laundry. Instead, I found those small, spikey "blue balls" at the dollar store that were reusable to soften my clothes. They even claimed to reduce my drying time, saving me dolla' bills for the clothes drying machine. What I didn't know? Those plastic dryer balls are made out of PVC, (Find out more about those 'blue' dryer balls and an amazing sustainable alternative, after the jump!)
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Elyse Essentials : Local Organic Skincare Line

When Samantha Johnston Twining launched her line Elyse Essentials this spring one of her goals was to “become a first-class retailer specializing in natural products promoting a relaxed and tranquil lifestyle for everyone.” Relaxed and tranquil? Easier said than done you might think as you scramble to complete your to-do list and get a decent nights sleep most days . Well, don’t be so cynical. Elyse Essential are not only organic and made with sustainability in mind – they’re luxurious enough to offer a few moments of “me time” in your busy life. Samantha was inspired by
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