Sunday, November 29, 2015

Sustainability Simplified: Episode 5

Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 9:49 AM
Happy November everyone! I hope you’re enjoying the crisp weather and turning leaves the season brings. I’ve been taking advantage of this awesome time by getting out on my bike almost everyday! Biking is a great way to lessen your own carbon footprint, and Philly is bursting with resources... Read more

Local artist explores the intersection between science and art

Monday, November 2, 2015, 5:30 AM
Science and Art. While they may seem like polar opposites — Science focused on uncovering hard facts and Art, a personal interpretation of the world around us — scientists and artists are both searching for connections between us and our world. Some of our most famous names in history understood... Read more

Climate change at the Shore: Join the discussion

Friday, October 30, 2015, 5:30 AM
While there are many debates on climate change, no one can deny that eroding beaches and flood damage caused by severe storms and a rising sea level are concerns for the Jersey Shore. In the hopes of fostering constructive dialogue and finding possible solutions, the Institute on Science for Global... Read more

A Recycling Refresher: Are you recycling everything you can?

Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 5:30 AM
Recycling is not a new idea, but many people in our city still don’t do enough of it. According to the Philadelphia Streets Department, 127,700 tons of recyclable materials were collected from residents in 2014, which is great, but we can always do better. The state of our landfills speaks for... Read more

Sustainability Simplified: Episode 4

Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 5:30 AM
Each year, a group of my friends gets together for our annual Pumpkin Patch Visit and Carving Competition. We all drive out to a local orchard, choose our gourds, then head home for dinner, roasted seeds, and a serious session of carving skill and design. If you want to start this tradition for yourself... Read more

Pack a litterless lunch this week

Monday, October 26, 2015, 5:30 AM
What if you could save the planet, be healthier, and save money all at the same time? Too often we see green living as expensive and inconvenient when in actuality living greener just means living more simply, more naturally which is also good for our bodies and our wallets . According to wastefreelunches... Read more

The Thrift Shop Maniac returns

Friday, October 23, 2015, 5:30 AM
When I was fourteen, my mom, a credit-card-waving Lord & Taylor devotee, inexplicably took me secondhand shopping one seemingly random day. I needed formal gowns for Mrs. Schaliff’s dance class in Germantown. I got a full-skirted, flirty yellow tulle, and a gorgeous grey goddess chiffon at... Read more

Straws are still a problem for marine life

Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 5:30 AM
You probably remember a few years ago, there was a big push for people to stop putting plastic straws in their drinks because of the effects single-use drinking straws are having on our oceans, marine life and even our land. Despite these campaigns, plastic drinking straws are still a big environmental... Read more

Sustainability Simplified: Episode 3

Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 5:30 AM
This week we are talking thrift, as in stores! Two of my lovely teammates came with me to Philly AIDS Thrift for a super fun Halloween costume adventure. Like many of you, we do this season on a budget, and thrifting is a great way to save some money while still being creative and committed to the... Read more

This Halloween, go glam and green

Monday, October 19, 2015, 5:30 AM
Do you love dressing up for Halloween, donning a new persona whether glamorous or ghoulish, and heading out with other creatures of the night, but at the same time, worry about the health and environmental impacts of this consumer-driven holiday? Luckily with the right resources and plenty of planning... Read more
About this blog
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.

My MilkCrate is an innovative lifestyle tool -- available for free for iOS and Android -- which connects consumers to hundreds of local sustainable options in dining, shopping, transit, and more. The tool also allows you to seamlessly take sustainable action inside the app, discover nearby community events and eventually track your spending in the local economy. Follow them on social media @MYMILKCRATEAPP.

Nancy Berman Author of Thrift Shop Maniac's Guide to the Delaware Valley & The Universe
Julie Hancher Editor-in-chief and co-founder, Green Philly Blog
Caitlin Honan Communications Director, My MilkCrate
Alex Jones Value Chain Coordinator at Fair Food Philly
Charlotte Lee My MilkCrate
Tracey Romero Staff Writer,
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