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    Join us for How Sustainability Works on 1/23!

    Ever wonder how that wind energy you purchase through PECO gets to your house? Or how you can turn hemp into clothing? Curious about vertical farming? Join Green Philly for our upcoming educational event, How Sustainability Works”. Speakers will teach a complicated topic into easy 5 minute lessons.  

    Join us on January 23rd as we take a deeper dive into the latest technology, sustainability practices and how sustainability Stuff works!

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    PRESENTERS

    Did you know Earth Bread + Brewery serves 1,500 people a week but only sends 60 lbs of trash into the waste stream? Hear how Peggy Zwerver, an ex-computer programmer and analyst, found a passion in sustainable breweries and restaurants. 

    Morgan Pitts is the Marketing and Communications Director for The Energy Co-op, who’s eager to share his enthusiasm for renewable energy with anyone who will listen and looks forward to talking about the Grid!

    After leaving her job at a blown glass lighting company, Rebecca Davies developed a unique recycled glass making process. Her business, Remark Glass, aims to evolve the process to be more sustainable and energy efficient through the use of locally sourced bottle glass.

    Mark Sunderland founded Hemp Black, a division of Ecofibre that utilizes advanced technology to incorporate hemp carbon and hemp oils into diverse types of materials and is also Chief Textile and Performance Apparel Engineer for the US Olympic Luge Team 2022 Winter Games. 

    Gabriella Gabriel Paez is the education and community development manager at Esperanza and has been leading the community development portions of the Hunting Park 2022 Strategic Plan, part of which aims to enhance open space and the protect the local environment.Nic Esposito is the Zero Waste and Litter Director for the City of Philadelphia, taking on Philadelphia’s litter problem while setting Philadelphia on a path to Zero Waste by 2035.

    Did you know that vertical farming eliminates the need for pesticides and herbicides and requires 90% less water than conventional agriculture? Casey Tabor founded Philly Microgreens, which can currently be found in restaurants throughout the city including Vedge, R2L, Veda, Square One, Reanimator Coffee, and more.




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    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 local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake.

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