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‘Lots’ of Love: Weekly Recap

What’s going on in Philly and beyond? Here’s our weekly recap of news you should check out. Ideas to steal: The Philadelphia Citizen shared how a New Orleans nonprofit transforms vacant lots into playgrounds, and contemplates if Philly could replicate...
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Plastic Bag Legislation on Hold

Sad news on the Plastic Bag front… After Councilman Mark Squilla took on the twice-rejected plastic bag legislation and introduced a bill in April, and we’ve learned that the hearing scheduled for today will NOT happen. According to an email from...
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Nerd Nite Philly Sustainability Recap & Plastic Bag Updates

First and foremost, thanks to everyone who came out to Frankford Hall last evening for Nerd Nite Philly! Although we thought we'd have more time to share the details of what's going on, we're happy to bring you up to date. Next month in October, legislation for a small (5 cent) single-use bag fee (ie, plastic or paper) will be introduced in City Council. Sponsored by Council member Mark Squilla, we also have 4 co-sponsors of the bill and are hoping for more. Any money collected from the bill will go to help fund schools, which are significantly underfunded. Learn more about the legislation and see a recap of Nerd Nite Philly after the jump!
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