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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

Your guide to local greenhouse gas emitters

Thursday, January 12, 2012, 1:21 PM
Yesterday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released national data from 2010 for about 6,700 large industrial emitters of greenhouse gases. They were predominantly power plants, and they released mostly carbon dioxide. I wrote a story about it for this morning's paper. That story focused... Read more

Everything you ever wanted to know about light bulbs

Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 4:05 PM
I'm still getting tons of emails about light bulbs. One thing that's abundantly clear is that people are confused, so I'll try to help. Here's a Jan. 1 story I wrote that explains what the new efficiency standards for bulbs are and why national legislators and environmental groups think they are... Read more

What to recycle: Hints for the perplexed

Thursday, April 14, 2011, 11:17 AM
My story earlier this week about a $20 million high-tech sorting facility that Waste Management opened in Northeast Philadelphia took some avid recyclers by surprise. In the story, company officials noted that so many plastic bags come in with all the other recyclables that they can't keep up with... Read more

Who's polluting our waters? Find out here

Thursday, March 24, 2011, 2:42 PM
They call it a "dashboard." And it's a way for the public to track information on facilities that are violating the Clean Water Act. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today released a new data and mapping tool that looks at national trends, and then zeros in on statewide views and individual... 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
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