Who we are
Paralleling our passions, Green Philly grew organically from our frustration with the misnomer that sustainability was not accessible or even just plain simple.
Whether it’s staying current on the latest news, event roundups, exploring topics you won’t find in your local paper or simple tips to make your life easier, Green Philly helps ease the transition into your environmentally conscious lifestyle.
You can count on Green Philly for fresh, fun content with a sprinkle of sass each week.
Our mission is to inspire and inform you for a simple, sustainable and local ongoing journey.
For over 6 years, Green Philly has interviewed city leaders and brought breaking news. What else can you read?
- Our Where Can I Wednesday column answers your dire recycling questions.
- We offer creative, seasonal recipes using local ingredients.
- Simplify Philadelphia recycling rules with essentials like where to get a free recycling bin.
- Explore other cities compared to Philly with our City Spotlight column.
How Green Philly started
One Winter day in 2008, two colleagues were carpooling from the up-and-coming neighborhood Northern Liberties to the suburban land of Malvern, PA. As they chatted through their blossoming friendship, they discovered a couple of shocking truths:
1) Their employer’s recycling bins were being emptied into the trash; and
2) That they both cared more than the average individual about this discovery.
In fact, they were outraged.
And there it began. Julie and Beth began blogging back in 2008 from mutual frustrations and an expectation that we – Philadelphia, young adults, and a community – could simply do better. Be better.
As our website has evolved with additional writers and topics, we continue to bring the same core values that grew from our roots: local, easy and low-cost choices to live sustainably. We realize that being ‘green’ goes beyond recycling and affects every day choices we make.
You don’t have to spend more money, go out of your way, or be the odd man out to reduce your carbon footprint. Just change your choices with simple tweaks, and you’ll help change the world.
Want to give insider green tips, events, pitch a story or ask a question? You can email us: [email protected]
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Our promise to you
Although we display banner ads, an occasional affiliate link or sponsored post, we handpick every piece of content and partner to ensure our standards align.