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    Michelle Feldman: Keeping Philly Beautiful #ThisWeekI

    It’s another Monday, which means either we have to kick up the caffeine or inspiration (or both!) for this edition of #ThisWeekI.

    This week’s column features Michelle Feldman, director of Keep Philadelphia Beautiful. Although she may be small in stature, this gal has got a LOT of ideas, enthusiasm and positive energy. Seriously, how cute is this photo (even when she’s getting dirty to cleanup) she submitted?

    Let’s meet Michelle.

    Michelle Feldman

    Michelle Feldman

    Name: Michelle Feldman
    Neighborhood: Border between Society Hill and Bella Vista
    Occupation: Director of Keep Philadelphia Beautiful
    Fav Cleanup Effort: I’ll give you two! One of my favorite Keep Philadelphia Beautiful cleanup efforts involved partnering with the North 5th Street Revitalization Project and TD Bank volunteers last year. We did a two day massive cleanup along the North 5th Street corridor in Olney and worked our butts off! It was great. I also love the annual Philly Spring Cleanup Day run by the Streets Department. They’ve done such a great job of getting the entire City engaged and excited!
    Celeb I’d Like to Meet: I’d love to meet Hillary Clinton. (Predictable, right?)
    One Green Thing Philly Should Do NOW!: I think we should all pick up at least one piece of litter each day. I’ve found that doing that in a public space often starts a conversation with someone about litter, its environmental and social impacts.

    Michelle Feldman’s #ThisWeekI Contribution:

    1. Helped a friend start a recycling program in her building.
    2. Planned a cleanup in Penn Treaty Park with Keep Philadelphia Beautiful.
    3. Gave a presentation about littering and recycling at a summer camp.

    Now it’s time to get inspired and do well. Readers, tell us: What have you done this week? What are your goals? Join the convo in the comments below and on Twitter with #ThisWeekI.

    Want to inspire others and be featured on an upcoming #ThisWeekI column? Send us an email to [email protected] and tell us: what did #ThisWeekI inspire you to do? 

    Julie Hancher

    About Julie Hancher

    Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with eco-friendly wine and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Pounce DeLeon.

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