Plant Walk with Maia and Dan
Philadelphia may soon be joining the growing number of cities enacting plastic bag fees to reduce plastic bag use, protect the environment and reduce litter.
On May 1, City Council held a hearing on legislation Councilman Frank DiCicco introduced to reduce waste in Philadelphia by mandating a $.25 fee on plastic shopping bags. The legislation successfully moved out of committee, and will be coming up for a full Council vote soon!
Check out all the natural beauty going on at Chestnut Hill's Morris Arboretum www.morrisarboretum.org.
This sculpture is made entirely of natural materials! No nails or other hardware-just Mother Nature's sticks and twigs. It will remain standing till Mother Nature takes it down.
And plan to do some tree climbing this summer....
Opening on July 4th at the Morris Arboretum is a dramatic new exhibit called Tree Adventure, which explores the relationship between plants and people with its central theme, we need trees, and trees need us. Armed with a Passport to Adventure, visitors will travel the expanse of the Arboretum’s 92-acre garden to learn the critical role trees play in our environment while having fun engaging with trees. Designed by Metcalfe Architecture & Design, the exhibit will be a fully accessible, fascinating learning experience for both children and adults.
A Passport to Adventure will guide visitors to stations throughout the Morris Arboretum with interactive activities at each Passport location. The most iconic station is Out on a Limb, a 275-foot long Canopy Walk 40 feet above ground level where visitors will get a bird’s eye view of the forest. From the canopy walk, they’ll cross the swaying Suspension Bridge to the Bird’s Nest, scamper onto the Squirrel Scramble’s rope-netting skirting two towering trees, head to the top of the Wissahickon Vista platform for sweeping views and wander along the raised platform of the canopy walk.
There is a comprehensive recycling event scheduled for both days of the upcoming weekend in Chestnut Hill. They will take a wide range of items, and assure that all items will be handled responsibly.
USED ELECTRONICS DRIVE - Ethical Recycling
DATE: Saturday & Sunday, May 9 & 10 (rain or shine)
TIME: 12 noon 3pm
PLACE: Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting
100 E. Mermaid Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19118
COST: $1.00 per pound (ethical recycling fee)
May be tax deductible.
Cash or checks only, please.
Net proceeds from this event will benefit peace and social justice
projects of the Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting.
CONTACT: yostevik@yahoo. com or
Nothing we collect will be tipped into landfills, incinerated as , or dumped in developing countries!
WE WILL ACCEPT:
Televisions, Computers, Monitors, Keyboards, Drives, Cables, Cords, Peripherals, Fax Machines, Scanners, Laptops, Stereo Equipment, Speakers, CD & Remote Controls, VCR's, Projectors, Digital Cameras, PDAs, Speakers, Radios, , Camcorders, Electric Typewriters, Video Game Systems, Pagers, Microwaves, Toasters, USB Media, Magnetic Media,Zip Disks, Audio Tapes, Floppy Diskettes, Ink Cartridges, etc. , Telephones,
This event is part of Christopher Swain¹s TOXTOUR, an environmental education campaign designed to improve the health of our oceans and our world. For more information on the TOXTOUR, visit www.toxtour. org.
Welcome to the new Chestnut Hill Green Space. Green in Chestnut Hill, aka GRINCH, is a new group interested in furthering sustainable practices in the beautiful Chestnut Hill area of Philadelphia. We are hoping that this will become a forum for all things green happening in our area and also, to join forces, share information and promote our efforts.