Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Get the dirt on composting in Philly

Monday, October 5, 2015, 5:30 AM
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. This popular mantra doesn’t just refer to separating out your paper, plastic and glass and bringing your own bag to the supermarket. Another way to reduce your carbon footprint is to compost. Not only does recycling your food waste reduce methane emission at landfills... Read more

Sustainability Simplified: Episode 1

Monday, October 5, 2015, 4:00 AM
Greetings viewers! In this new video series, my goal is to both educate and entertain as we explore new ways to live green. This week’s featured event is the RiverCity Festival, taking place Saturday, October 10th from 12-6pm at Penn Treaty Park. Watch the video for more information on our... Read more

Welcome to the new Green Space!

Monday, October 5, 2015, 3:30 AM
We're retooling Green Space to focus less on fracking and greenhouse gas emissions and more on how to help you, our readers, live sustainably. As part of the Green Space relaunch, we'll bring you a myriad of information on how you can reduce your carbon footprint in your own community. With the help... Read more

Red knot news: DE officials arrest horseshoe crabber

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 5:49 PM
The horseshoe crab has become a celebrity species in New Jersey and Delaware. So the arrest of a waterman in Delaware who was illegally harvesting them — and who had at least 167 on hand when he was caught, officials say — is notable. The crab’s helmet-like shape, it’s sword-like... Read more

Latest Dirt on Philadelphia: Council explores composting food waste

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 12:56 PM
Authorized by City Council in June to hold hearings on the benefits - and feasibility - of pursuing residential food waste recycling in the city, two council committees waded in Wednesday afternoon with witnesses, bags of finished compost, and paeans on the virtues of dirt. City recycling director... Read more

"The Boom" gets boon: Penn State selects book for frosh

Monday, November 10, 2014, 5:45 PM
Penn State's incoming students in the fall of 2015 are going to learn a whole lot about fracking. Russell Gold's book about the technique, which has revolutionized the energy industry, has been selected as the book that all incoming first-year students will be encouraged to read before arriving at... Read more

Conservation update: Parcels in Mercer, Chester counties preserved

Thursday, November 6, 2014, 5:23 PM
Two major pieces of property have been added to the bank of conserved land in this region. One is 159 acres of woodlands and other prime turf that surrounds, of all things, a Chester County landfill that is a Superfund site. The other property, across the river is Mercer County, is a 148-acre farm... Read more

GMOs gone wrong. Bees run amok. Can Doyle Carrick save the day?

Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 3:01 PM
For my recent beach vacation, I decided that, for once, I was going to read for pure fun and pleasure. I was NOT going to merely slog through the stack of New Yorkers that piles up, causing angst and guilt. Okay, I read the New Yorkers as well. But, boy, were the two Jon McGoran novels I read a delight!... Read more

'Burbs as the new biodiversity frontier

Friday, October 17, 2014, 1:38 PM
Perhaps we’ve villified the suburbs for long enough. Some of the latest thinking holds that all these myriad small properties would well be the key to our biodiversity future. Consider what Rick Darke told the Inquirer’s garden writer, Virginia Smith, for her excellent story this morning... Read more

Subirdia: Where the birds are

Monday, October 13, 2014, 5:34 PM
I recently wrote a review of the book, Welcome to Subirdia: Sharing Our Neighborhoods with Wrens, Robins, Woodpeckers, and Other Wildlife. A portion of it ran in the Inquirer's book coverage in recent Sunday paper. Following is the full-length version. * * * * * When my husband and I moved to Chester... Read more
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Our panel of experts, in partnership with My Milkcrate, will offer information on how to live sustainably and reduce your carbon footprint. We'll be featuring sustainable businesses, steering you toward green local events, and catching up with Philadelphians who we consider green-living gurus.

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