Our previous cover stars Revolution Recovery are now gracing the silver screen in a new documentary by Temple film grad Nicolas Romolini. The documentary gives a look into Revolution Recovery’s day-to-day operations at their Northeast Philly facility. Romolini talks with founders Avi Golen and Jon Wybar about their work and how they’ve developed a uniqueMore
Looking to brush up on eco-friendly practices in the new year? Then join Congregation Beth Or this Sunday, January 22 at their Eco-Expo. A day-long celebration of sustainability, this free, non-religious event features more than 30 environmentally-friendly exhibitors in renewable energy, composting, agriculture, transportation and more. A LEED-certified architect, will be offering green construction andMore
Eagles’ fans may aPhoto via Lot Squadlready bleed green, but now, with a new recycling initiative from Lot Squad LLC, they can tailgate green too. Beginning four hours before the game, fans in South Philly Sports Complex lots managed by Central Parking are handed green bags and recycling information sheets by Lot Squad’s Recycle-A-Lot Team.More
Photo via Philadelphia GreenworksThe holiday season has a tendency to lead to a little overindulgence – especially in the food department. If you find yourself surrounded by empty cartons of eggnog and wine this holiday, at least you can feel good about what happens to the packaging once you’re done. Mayor Michael A. Nutter andMore
The other day when standing in line at the lunch truck, I watched someone buy a sandwich and ask for napkins. Big deal, right? To my surprise, he was handed both napkins and a plastic fork and spoon. He turned around and walked off, throwing the cutlery in a trash can 10 feet away.More
Photo Credit: Meei-Ling Ng
A thick row of lush golden wheat, grass, and straw, standing roughly six feet high, divides the weathered brick interior of the Mt. Airy Art Garage (MAAG). A gap in the middle serves as the entrance to the gallery’s first installation, “Recapturing Memories”, by art director Meei- Ling Ng. The words “Explore, Laugh,
Revolution recovery’s three-and-a-half-acre lot on Milnor Street in Northeast Philadelphia is a shrine to waste. The space hosts a huge pile of used wood and another of drywall. There are stacks of ceiling tiles and bundles of miscellaneous plastic and cardboard. The back of a truck is filled with rolled-up carpets and a group ofMore
I don’t go to coffee shops that often, but I’m obsessed with the waste they generate. (Okay, I’m obsessed with the waste everyone generates). ¶ Coffee shops are big business, and, as such, one with a big footprint. But it’s also an industry with a reasonable shot at attaining nearly zero waste, at least onMore
FACT: More than 4 million pairs of eyeglasses are thrown away each year in North America.
According to the World Health Organization, 1 billion people who need glasses lack access to them. In developing countries, and here in the U.S., inaccessibility means that these people are losing educational opportunities because they can’t see clearly to read,
FACT: Globally, 51,000 to 82,000 tons of cell phone charger waste is generated per year.
PROBLEM: One hundred million cell phones become obsolete each year and, in most cases, so do their chargers. The European Commission has recently solved this problem for residents of the European Union by persuading 10 major cell phone manufacturers to sign