Friday, April 15, 2016

Girls Climate Summit!

If you have a daughter who is civic minded and interested in participating in a Climate Change discussion, this is for her!
Click on the flier below for more info.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

FrreCycle recap!

 GRinCH organized a huge FreeCycle event last Sunday and it was a big success!
For those unfamiliar, a FreeCycle is like a giant yard sale but everything is free. It's an awesome concept that promotes sharing and community and keeps "one man's treasure" out of landfills!
It was a true community effort: citizens donated unwanted clothing, toys and books to the drop off points at both neighborhood Valley Green Univest Banks, GRinCH and Weavers Way Coop volunteers hauled the "booty" to the space at 8514 Germantown Ave., donated by Bowman Properties, and volunteers sorted through the donations to display for the Sunday event. Hundreds of people came by and left with amazing stuff.
Donations received at this fundraising event fund GRinCH's Green Warrior Student grant program. GRinCH has funded several green projects that students of various Chestnut Hill schools have embarked upon. To date we have given over $4,000 in grants for projects such as A Girl's Climate Summit at Springside, an organic garden at OMC and Teenagers Inc's native plant garden project.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

GRinCH and Weavers Way team up for the next Ewaste event!

People have been asking about our next Ewaste event and here it is! We are teaming up with Weavers Way's Environment Committee to bring responsible Recycling to Norwood Fontbonne on Sat. January 16th from 10am-2pm.
Donations fund GRinCH's Green Student Warrior grant program.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Hazardous Waste Drop off!

The annual Haz Mat collection is nearby!  If you have things in your basement or garage  you wish to  safely dispose of, here are details:

Household Hazardous Waste Events
Northwest Transfer Station, Domino Lane & Umbria Street

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Eco Alley at the Garden Fest!

 Eco Alley, organized by Green IN Chestnut Hill (GRinCH) and the Business Association, will have a live band called Ernie and Neal, an activity making Recycled planters, Mt Airy's own Philadelphia Salvage and a Book FreeCycle! Bring your gently used books, cd's and dvd's to the Chestnut Hill Valley Green Bank to donate today through Saturday then swing by Eco Alley on Sunday to pick FREE books! Eco Alley will be located on Southampton next to the Chestnut Hill Hotel.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Eco Alley at the Chestnut Hill Garden Fest!

Eco Alley, the green branch of the Chestnut Hill Garden Fest, is coming up on Sunday May 3rd! In addition to new vendors like The Resource Exchange and veteran favorites like Philadelphia Salvage, we will have a new band! Ernie and Neal are a family friendly high energy rock band and favorite of Kid's Corner's amazing host Kathy O'Connell! Plus recycled planter making with GRinCH board member Lana Corrales and her darling daughter Miriam and a solar demo with Linda Rauscher! 
Plus the Book FreeCycle!! Donate your gently used books, cd's and dvd's to the Ch. Hill Valley Green Bank up until Friday May 1st at 6pm. Then take what you want from the Book FreeCycle on Eco Alley!

Stop by our green branch of the fest next to the Chestnut Hill Hotel, Sunday May 3rd from 11am-5pm!