Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Christmas TreeCycling is January 11th at the SUNSET AVE parking lot of Norwood Fontbonne! A $5 donation is requested to support our Green Warrior student grant program. Thank you and Happy New Year! 
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Weavers Way Electronic Waste Event!

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Weird Waste Day recap!

A big Thank you to all of the citizens who brought their electronics to Norwood Fontbonne this past Saturday for responsible recycling by EForce Compliance! Green In Chestnut Hill collected over 11,000 pounds of computers, TV's etc. that will be recycled. Donations that were collected will fund GRinCH's Green Warrior Student grant program!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Weird Waste Day Saturday Nov. 8th!

Weird Waste Day!
Saturday, November 8, 2014, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Norwood-Fontbonne Academy 8891 Germantown Avenue
Green in Chestnut Hill (GRinCH) is proud to offer local residents the opportunity to responsibly recycle obsolete electronics on Saturday, November 8, 2014.
Donations are welcomed and the proceeds fund GRinCH's Green Warrior Student Grant program.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Looking for a Green Governor?

Looking for the Green in the Governor's Race
Thursday, Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m.
Is the environment in play in the Pa. election? Get some perspective, or contribute your own, at the Schuylkill Center's “Green Town Meeting: Corbett, Wolf and the Environment.” Panelists include Michael Krancer, of the state Department of Environmental Protection; environmental attorney Robert Fox, an adviser to Tom Wolf; the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia’s Sarah Clark Stuart; and Jamie Gauthier, executive director of the Sustainable Business Network of Philadelphia. This free event is co-sponsored by Yards Brewing Company, which will be bringing one of its new seasonal ales. The Schuylkill Center is at 8480 Hagy’s Mill Road. Info: www.schuylkillcenter.org.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Recap in the Chestnut Hill Local!

If you missed my article in the Chestnut Hill Local last week, fear not! Here it is for your enjoyment.


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Climate March in NYC--GRinCH represented!!

The Climate March in NYC Sunday was AMAZING! 300,000-400,000 people gathered along 4 miles of Manhattan to demand clean energy!
It was the largest Climate March in history and I was so lucky to be counted! Here are a few pics.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

BIGGEST Climate March in History!

Be a part of history and change!
350.org and a number of other organizations are organizing the biggest Climate March in history! The event is in NYC on Sunday Sept. 21st and GRinCH is organizing a bus that will leave from Chestnut Hill! The cost will be about $25. If you are interested in joining us please email me at chefamybeth@gmail.com The details are being worked out but I can put you on a list. 
For more info on the march: http://peoplesclimate.org/march/

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Help Protect our Air!

The Obama administration has recently won a string of very hard-fought court victories pushing back challenges to strengthening the Clean Air Act. For Pennsylvanians, this finally means an opportunity to breathe cleaner air. That is, if our state representatives don’t stand in the way. Every year, Philadelphia suffers many poor air quality days where we’re out of compliance with the Clean Air Act. A major contributing factor is pollution wafting over us coming from coal-fired power plants located in Western PA.
Yesterday, our rep in the PA General Assembly, Cherelle Parker, voted for House Resolution 815 petitioning the EPA to allow Pennsylvania to adopt “less stringent emissions standards or a longer compliance schedule” for coal-fired power plants than the new EPA guidelines call for. If this comes to pass, it will mean many more years of dirty air for Philadelphia families, with serious health consequences including more ER visits for children with asthma. To me, House Resolution 815 reads like it was drafted by the Coal Lobby, and I suspect it was.
This is very shortsighted thinking. I will be contacting Ms. Parker’s office to express my disappointment. If you also find this vote objectionable, please consider doing the same. You can use this web form to send an email  to Representative Parker:

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Free Rain Barrel!

The ECA and the Water Department's Rain Barrel Workshop (free of charge) will be held at the Mt Airy Art Garage (MAAG) this coming Saturday, May 17, at noon. You'll have a great time!

Rain Barrel Workshop at MAAG!!!

Rain Barrel workshop at Mt Airy Art Garage (MAAG)!!
Design and Create Your Own Rain Barrels For Spring|Arleen Olshan
3 Saturday Sessions, June 7 – 21
Noon till 3 pm
Class Fee: $150 includes up to 2 participants & all materials fees. Please bring your rain barrel.
Click here to register:

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Eco Alley recap!

Eco Alley at Sunday's Garden Fest was super popular despite the rain! Folks had a great time watching Urban Drawl and dancing in the rain. Kiddie yoga was cancelled becasue of the rain but the lovely Dierdre Killkenny of Nature Yoga came by just in case the rain gave a reprieve.
Once the rain subsided festival goers perused the wares at Philadelphia Salvage, Ecoquette, Happy Cat Farms and Nexus Recycled Art.
Many thanks to Green Earth Gardens who created our beautiful entryway and to Valley Green Bank for allowing the bank to be the drop off point for books for the Book FreeCycle. Also a big thank you to the hard working GRinCH volunteers who sorted books for hours: Noreen Spota, Mansura Karim, Lee Meinicke, Linda Rauscher, Joan Martini and Zeta Cross. And a very special thank you to all of the citizens who gave a donation at the book FreeCycle and at Weird Waste Day last Saturday.
All doantions fund GRinCH's Green Warrior student grant program.

Friday, April 25, 2014

2 GRinCH events next weekend!!!

Our next EWaste event is Sat. May 3rd from 1-4pm at Norwood Fontbonne in CH Hill (Gtown Ave. entrance) See the flier below for complete information on Weird Waste Day!

And visit ECO ALLEY at the Garden Fest on Sunday May 4th from 11am-5pm at its new location on Southampton Ave. next to the Ch Hill Hotel! Join us for Kiddie Yoga with Deirdre Kilkenny at 12:30, Local band Urban Drawl and a Book FREECycle! Plus great vendors like Philadelphia Salvage and Happy Cat Farm! 

If you would like to contribute books, CD's and DVD's to the FREECycle please drop them off at the Chestnut Hill Valley Green Bank during normal banking hours this week. 

Thank you for recycling!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Green Warrior Grant applications are now OPEN!

If you are a student living in the 19118 zip code and would like to apply for a Green Warrior student grant please read on! You can apply for grants of up to $500 for a "green" project at your school such as creating an organic garden, implementing a plan for recycling or composting, planting trees or native plants. See below for details.

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Next Ewaste Day AKA Weird Waste Day!

Everyone is thinking about Spring and Spring cleaning! So many inquiries about the next Weird Waste Day and here is the flier!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

EWaste Event!

Germantown Jewish Centre is proud to offer area residents the opportunity
to responsibly recycle obsolete electronics on

Sunday, March 9, 2014, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

$5 - $20 suggested
donation for all items

This convenient service is available to all residents and
small business with fewer than 50 employees.

Electronics will be recycled by eForce Compliance,
Philadelphia's first Certified Responsible Recycler.

We will accept all electronic devices with a plug, NO
PROJECTION TVs will be accepted.

All Data Media Will Be Destroyed or Wiped!

Donations will benefit GJC's Social Action Committee.

$20 to accept
glass (tube) TVs
and glass (tube)
computer monitors

Friday, January 10, 2014

EWaste event Saturday!

January Electronics Recycling in Chestnut Hill
Saturday, January 11th from 10AM to 2PM
Valley Green Bank - Chestnut Hill branch
23 West Highland Avenue

(in the parking lot behind the bank)

The Weavers Way Environment Committee is sponsoring this collection.  We'll take  take your computers, TVs, keyboards, cell phones, etc. — anything with a plug!  Materials collected will be responsibly recycled by eForce Compliance, a metro Philadelphia electronic recycling company that adheres to strict recycling regulations.
We will suggest a voluntary donation of $10 to $20.  There will be a required charge of $15 for TVs and monitors (CRTs), which goes to eForce to cover their costs.  Donations received will benefit the Weavers Way Environment Committee's grants program, which provides financial assistance to help community groups establish gardens, beautify our neighborhoods, and educate residents about environmental issues.

Monday, January 6, 2014

One More Tree-Cycling Event is Coming Up!

One More Tree-Cycling Event is Coming Up!

Very wintry weather made conditions less than optimal for community Christmas Tree Recycling events on Sunday. Roads were so icy in the morning that Chestnut Hill's event had to be cancelled. We chipped over 150 trees in East Mt. Airy, but we know lots of people weren't able to get there.

If you wanted to participate but couldn't because of weather/driving conditions, please don't trash that beautiful tree! Bring it to Awbury Arboretum on Saturday, January 11th, from 11:00 till 2:00, and it will be chipped into mulch that will enhance a public or community garden!

The entrance to Awbury Arboretum is on the east side of Chew Avenue, just south of Washington Lane, (near the SEPTA RR bridge). There will be signs to direct you to the drop-off site on the grounds.

All ornaments should be removed from your tree. No early drop-offs, please! We are requesting a $5 donation per tree, to help cover expenses & to support sustainability programs at both East Mt. Airy Neighbors & Awbury Arboretum.

We look forward to seeing you, & would appreciate your efforts to spread the word, & to help us keep trees out of landfills!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Chestnut Hill TreeCycling today CANCELLED!

Dear Friends and Recyclers,
Due to the icy roads and dangerous conditions we must cancel the TreeCycling event today.
Please consider the East Mt Airy TreeCycling event this afternoon from 1-4pm at Gabby's Garden.
Take Germantown Ave South and turn left on E. Mt Airy Ave. The first right turn is Chew Ave., and Gabby's Garden is in the middle of the block.
They will be thrilled to take the extra trees!!