Philly Sustainability 101
Tuesday October 2nd at the Kimmel Center’s Innovation Studio 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Participants will learn about the practice of sustainability in Philadelphia, from the large scale down to the small. The evening will feature experts from various sectors highlighting success stories of sustainable practices or policies, and will conclude with moderated discussions for how to move Philly beyond the standard shade of “green.”
Fishtown/Kensington Sustainability Walking Tour
Saturday, October 6th 2000 block of Frankford Ave. (near Norris St.), pocket park across from Rocket Cat cafe (Rain Date: Sunday, October 7th) 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
This tour will highlight various sustainable and environmental sites in Fishtown and Kensington, with a short presentation at each location to describe the unique components and practices of the given building or location. Sites will include green buildings, community gardens, urban farms, and will end with a party at Memphis Taproom.
Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Night
Thursday, October 11th at the Kimmel Center’s Innovation Studio 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
From canning food to making your own clothes, there has been a revival of Do-It-Yourself in Philadelphia. The sustainability movement, which advocates for less consumption and wiser use (and reuse) of resources, may be the inspiration for this trend. The DIY event aims to increase sustainability on the individual level and will feature several stations where participants can learn to make or do something using easy-to-find or reusable resources and their own labor and expertise.