The Sojourn is a week-long paddling trip on the Delaware River. Its purpose is to heighten awareness of, and appreciation for, the ecological, historical, recreational, and economic significance of the Delaware River.
Swan boats start May 1st
Kayaks start May 15th
Where: Penn's Landing Marina (south of the Seaport Museum)
When: Thursdays and Fridays 3pm-7pm; Saturdays and Sundays 12-7pm
Cost: $5 per person
No reservations required.
Inquirer Staff Writer
Forty years ago, throngs of flower children frolicked in Fairmount Park, playing kazoos and tossing streamers.
Ira Einhorn, the city's self-styled hippie guru who later gained notoriety for murdering his girlfriend, hogged the stage, and poet Allen Ginsberg chanted, "Merrily, merrily, we welcome, we welcome the end of the earth."
The first Earth Day was a party, a polemic, a protest.
This year, Earth Day has no regional signature event.
Earth Day Expo - Healthy People, Healthy Planet
Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council & CIGNA
Thursday, April 22, 2010
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
The Shops at Liberty Place - 1600 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19192
Giveaways, speakers, and info on going green!
Phila. Green Business Program Celebrates 1st Anniversary
by KYW's Pat Loeb
The Greater Philadelphia Green Business Program celebrated its one year
anniversary on Wednesday night. The program is an effort to get local businesses
to act in a more environmentally friendly way.
Membership more than tripled in this first year. 99 members of the Green Business
Program celebrated in an appropriately environmental way -- an outdoor party, no
air conditioning or electric lighting needed.
By JAMES MCGINNIS STAFF WRITER
Bensalem has received a $60,000 grant to design a bike and pedestrian trail, which could someday connect with paths up and down the East Coast.
Funding from the Delaware Valley Planning Commission will help engineer a trail running along State Road, said Spencer Finch of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council.
Companies across the Philadelphia metropolitan area are making a public promise to change their daily business practices to reduce impacts on the environment. The Green Business Program's commitment focuses on a checklist of green operational practices designed for office users. Once a key company leader has signed the commitment, the company will be ranked as Basic, Silver, and Gold based on the number of green practices it has adopted.
The Greater Philadelphia Green Business Program was made for businesses, created by business leaders and overseen by an organizing committee. The Pennsylvania Environmental Council and the PenJerDel Council endorse it. The Green Business Program and website are maintained by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council.
By Kenneth J. Warren and Mindy Lemoine
The Wissahickon Creek is one of our region's treasured streams. Meandering from its headwaters in upper Montgomery County through Valley Green to its confluence with the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, the creek provides recreational, aesthetic and ecological benefits. Despite its charm, however, the creek faces several challenges.
Cracking the Code:
How 21st Century Building and Zoning Codes Will Make or Break Our Communities
Academy of Natural Sciences
19th St and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Reception: 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Program: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
What if every new building in Philadelphia were a green building? What if everyone had access to the waterfronts, could enjoy safe bike lanes, and could conveniently utilize public transportation?