Sunday, November 29, 2015

5 questions with My Milkcrate’s Morgan Berman

Friday, October 16, 2015, 5:30 AM
My Milkcrate, an innovative lifestyle tool, has partnered with the Philadelphia Inquirer and to offer tips on how to live sustainably and reduce your carbon footprint. Here’s your chance to get to know a bit more about Morgan Berman, founder and CEO of My Milkcrate, and her vision... Read more

Do you know where your food comes from?

Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 5:30 AM
Too often in our modern, fast-paced society, we don’t take the time to ask the important questions like where does our food come from and is it produced in ethical, sustainable ways? A big part of greener living is of course the food we eat -- what we eat and how it is produced. However, when... Read more

Sustainability Simplified: Episode 2

Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 5:30 AM
This week we’ll be talking about Co-ops and renewable energy, and featuring another fantastic local event, this one focusing on raising funds for the Clean Air Council. Have your own green living tips you want to share? E-mail us. Read more

Being green in Philly: Interview with Mugshots Coffeehouse

Monday, October 12, 2015, 5:30 AM
Sustainability simply means that we as humans exist in harmony with nature to protect Planet Earth not only for our future generations, but the future of all living things. While green living has become a popular trend in recent years for many individuals and businesses, there is still much more work... Read more

Don’t miss: Tree giveaways, weird waste recycling

Friday, October 9, 2015, 5:30 AM
Our lives are inexplicably intertwined with nature, especially trees. Just ask The Lorax. Trees provide us oxygen, absorb pollutants, prevent soil erosion and help conserve water. So, having trees on your property is a win-win for you and the environment, right? You can nab your very own tree to plant... Read more

The environmental impact of your clothing

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 5:30 AM
According to the Global Leadership Award in Sustainable Apparel, the fashion industry is one of the largest polluters and consumers of water and energy. Cotton fields in particular require irrigation and often they are farmed in areas with the most serious water shortages. Wildlife is also affected... Read more

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
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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