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    7 Sustainability Events You’ll Love in May

    Tis’ the season for block parties, gardening, graduations, beer gardens, and blooming flowers. Check out these great sustainability events going on in Philadelphia during the merry month of May.

    7 Local sustainability events this May that you’ll love

     Spring Fest

    1. South Street Spring Festival

    Kick off May with food, drinks, shopping, live band performances, Maifest Maypole, and more family entertainment at the South Street Spring Festival.

    May 6, 2017 – 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM – South Street Headhouse District, Philadelphia 19147 – free – More information

    2. Philly Vegan Pop Flea – Momma’s May mini market

    Where better to shop for a gift for mom than at the Tattooed Mom? Just in time for Mother’s Day, find the second floor filled with all vegan gifts and treats.

    May 7, 2017 – 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM – 530 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147 – More information

    3. Bike 2 Beers

    Go on a group bike ride and benefit the Fairmount Park Conservancy at the same time with a charity bike ride brought to you by Two Roads Brewing Company, Fairmount Bicycles & Urban Saloon. With a 10 and 22 miles option, the ride starts at Fairmount Bicycles and finishes at Urban Saloon where riders receive a ticket for a complimentary Two Roads beer.

    May 13, 2017 – 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM – 2015 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, 19130 – $20 ($10 for moms) – More information

    4. United By Blue Delaware River Cleanup

    Be a part of United By Blue’s mission to clean up local waterways at a local beach and afterward, join the crew for a complimentary cleanup buffet from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at 1208 Frankford Ave.

    May 16, 2017 – 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM – 1301 North Beach Street, Philadelphia, 19125 – Free – More information

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    5. Run Your Own Adventure Trail Race 

    Choose Your Own Adventure meets trail running at this Schuylkill Center event. During the race, runners will encounter forks in the road where they will encounter maps and make decisions on which route to take. All courses end up being about 5 kilometers. 

    May 16, 2017 – 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM – 8480 Hagy’s Mill Road, Philadelphia, 19128 – $45 – More information

    6. March against Monsanto Philadelphia

    Feel strongly about Big Ag corporation, Monsanto, and GMOs? Join other activists in Philadelphia’s March against Monsanto.

    May 20, 2017 – 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM – 330 Market Street, Philadelphia 19106 – free – More Information

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    7. Permaculture Design Class

    If you’re interested in the permaculture approach to farming, here’s your chance to learn about the concepts behind permaculture design systems. The class provides students with a toolkit and covers techniques for sustainable living and self-reliance while supporting local communities and nature.

    May 20 and 21, 2017 – 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM – 5400 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, 19143 – $455 to $910 – More Information

    Marie Bouffard

    About Marie Bouffard

    Marie is a senior at Villanova University studying communication and sustainability. She lives for hiking, camping, skiing, and any outdoor activity. Marie is a coffee addict, loves reading, and has never met a cat or dog she didn't like.

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