January 2011


Beautification and Event and Gold Star Park11 Jan 2011 12:54 pm
Live near 7th & Wharton?  Join your neighbors!
Love that small park on Wharton, between 6th & 7th Streets?
GOLD STAR PARK Clean-Up
Saturday, January 22nd
10am to 11am

One power hour of cleaning (pending any major snow storm).
With intermittent trash pick up during the winter months, it would be a big help if neighbors could take their dog waste home (particularly when the trash is overflowing). THANKS in advance!
*held every monthly on the 4th Saturday of the month
More information at www.goldstarpark.org

Beautification and Trash & Recycling and Trees11 Jan 2011 12:51 pm

Thanks to everyone who brought their Christmas tree to be recycled into chips for local parks and gardens. In all, we chipped around 450 trees and raised $1200 that will be divided up among the 6 South Philadelphia organizations that coordinated the event. The proceeds will go towards additional greening projects in the neighborhood.

Trash & Recycling and Volunteers11 Jan 2011 12:39 pm

In partnership with RecycleBank, the company behind the Philadelphia Recycling Rewards program, RecycleNOW Philadelphia is now training community recycling activists to sign people up for the program so we can help more people recycle more material. Residents can help make a difference in their community by helping to sign-up neighbors, co-workers, friends, family, church members, reading club, or anyone else!

Why should you become a Community Recycling Activist?
1) You — and 12,000 recycling supporters like you – demanded RecycleBank! Now that the program is citywide, we need to make it successful by getting more people signed up.

2) Recycling Rewards are accumulated on a community basis, so the more of your neighbors that participate in the program, the more rewards you all receive!

3) Despite making tremendous strides in improving recycling in Philadelphia, 80% of residential waste is still going to landfills and incinerators. We must do better, and the rewards program provides the incentive that many people need to start recycling, or to recycle more.

Attend a Community Activist Training in your neighborhood where recycling experts will answer commonly asked questions, and provide you all the information and materials you need to help sign up others.

RecycleNOW South Philadelphia Community Activist Training
South Philadelphia
Thursday, January 27, 6:30- 8:00 p.m.
Columbus Square Park and Recreation Center at 12th and Wharton streets

RSVP at https://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/1152/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=64904

For more information, contact Katie Edwards at 215.567.4004, ext. 102 or kedwards@cleanair.org

The RecycleNOW Philadelphia Campaign is a project of the Recycling Alliance of Philadelphia, a coalition of organizations and individuals working together to promote expanded recycling in the City of Philadelphia in order to improve the environment, economy, and quality of life in our City. We advocate for public policy and direct action to result in more recycling by more people, waste reduction, and a movement towards zero waste.

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