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SBN’s local food systems initiative seeks to strengthen the relationship between sustainable farming and local food

Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia executive director Devi Ramkissoon witnessed the importance of local food systems firsthand in her former job with USAID in Bangladesh. While many Bangladeshi farmers are women, they are not usually the land or business owners, which had significant social, economic and environmental impacts that Ramkissoon worked to address.  “Without

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This Friday: Rally for state-level Department of Disability Inclusion

The United Spinal Association of Southeastern PA will hold an event on September 30 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Media at the Delaware County Courthouse front steps to advocate for the Pennsylvania House and Senate to pass legislation establishing a state Office for Individuals with Disabilities. In March of 2021 both the House

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FDR Park Clear-cutting Continues Despite Vandalism

Equipment used to clear-cut the South Philly Meadows at FDR Park was disabled by vandalism, according to a report by 6 ABC News. Six unspecified pieces of equipment were damaged some time between Wednesday night and Thursday morning. According to the report, crews say that sugar was put in diesel tanks and that wires were

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Sponsored Content: Vicinity Energy’s district steam loop is planning to use more sustainable energy to heat and cool Philadelphia’s buildings

As we feel the effects of extreme heat and extreme weather, we can no longer delay action. But Philadelphians may not realize that major emissions reductions are happening below our feet everyday. For over 100 years, an innovative and sustainable district energy system has operated throughout much of Center City and parts of University City

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Video: Philadelphia Businesses and Organizations are Building a Circular and Sustainable Textile Industry

Watch how organizations like Fabscrap and All Together Now PA are supporting sustainable clothing designers like Lobo Mau increasing textile recycling to build a circular textile industry in Philadelphia. Read the full cover story here. Grid and Fabscrap are also hosting a live panel discussion on the cover story on Jan 19th, register here.

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