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Le Green, c'est chic

There are many shades of green among the vast assortment of eco-friendly gadgets, services and products available these days. Up your consumer-savvy quotient at GreenChic Living, from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27 in the Crystal Tea Room atop the Wanamaker Building at 13th and Market streets in Center City.

Le Green, c'est chic

There are many shades of green among the vast assortment of eco-friendly gadgets, services and products available these days. Up your consumer-savvy quotient at GreenChic Living, from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27 in the Crystal Tea Room atop the Wanamaker Building at 13th and Market streets in Center City.

Philadelphia’s new sustainability czar Katherine Gajewski will discuss our fair city's green future. Browse displays of bamboo and organic clothing, or check out some eco-friendly jewelry. Peco reps will explain changing energy laws. GreenandSave guru Charlie Szoradi will discuss recent innovations.

Other highlights include reborn furniture, green electronics, solar innovations, local wine and food companies and much more. Cost is $15 in advance, $20 at the door, which includes cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Proceeds benefit the Sustainable Business Network.

Event organizers say (and we quote), "The 21st century mantra is recycle, reuse, restore and reinvigorate. The goal is to change the perception about going green which will ultimately help slow the pace of climate change and the ruination of our planet."

Find information and tickets at 610 409-0966 or at the Luxe Phila Web Site.

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Earth to Philly is a weblog focusing on earth-conscious technology, trends and ideas, from a Daily News perspective. We look at the "green" aspects of your home, business, food, transportation, style, policy, gadgets and artwork. If you have a Philly-related story, Click here to let us know about it!

The experts at Philadelphia's Energy Coordinating Agency answer your energy questions in our regular feature Stay Warm, Stay Green. Send in your question or questions to energy@phillynews.com.


Look for Jenice Armstrong to supply tips on green living as well as occasional columns on the subject of Green. She also blogs at Hey Jen.


Becky Batcha stays tuned for the here-and-now practical side of conservation, alternative energy, organic foods, etc. - stuff you can do at home now. Plus odds and ends.


Laurie Conrad recycles from her ever-growing e-mailbag to pass along the latest travel deals, fashion statements, household strategies, gadgets, cool local events and other nuggets of interest to those who appreciate a clean, green world.


Vance Lehmkuhl looks at topics like eco-conscious eating, public transportation and fuel-efficient driving from his perspective as a vegetarian, a daily SEPTA bus rider and a hybrid driver, as well as noting the occasional wacky trend or product. Contact Vance with your 'green' news.


Ronnie Polaneczky sees the green movement through the eyes of her 12-year-old daughter, who calls her on every scrap of paper or glass bottle that Ronnie neglects to toss into the house recycling bins. Ronnie will blog about new or unexpected ways to go green. She also blogs at So, What Happened Was...


Sandra Shea and the DN editorial board opine on any green-related legislation or policy. And we'll pass along some of the opeds on the subject that people send us.


Jonathan Takiff will be blogging mainly about consumer electronics - those things that we love to use and that suck too much energy. He'll spotlight green-conscious gizmos made in a responsible fashion, both in terms of materials used and the energy it takes to run them.


Signe Wilkinson draws the comic strip Family Tree, which follows the Tree family as they try to live green in the face of nattering neighbors, plastic-wrapped consumer products, and the primal teenage urge to spend vast quantities of money on hair care products of dubious organic quality.


In addition to these updates from our newsroom bloggers, watch for an occasional feature, Dumpster Diver Dispatches, from Philadelphia's original "green" community of artists, the Dumpster Divers. You'll learn about creative ways to reuse and recycle while you reduce, and about the artists who are making little masterpieces from what others throw out.

  • Dispatch #1: Margaret Giancola's rugs from plastic bags
  • Dispatch #2: Dumpster Divers in City Hall (Art in City Hall series)
  • Dispatch #3: Wild wood, New Jersey
  • Dispatch #4: Dumpster Divers award winners announced
  • Dispatch #5: From sweaters to colorful cuddling
  • Dispatch #6: Green artists retake South Street Sunday
  • Dispatch #7: Isaiah Zagar: He's a Magic (Gardens) Man





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