Earth Day

To celebrate Earth Day, Entercom partnered with Fairmount Park Conservancy to help spruce up the Lemon Hill Project near boathouse row.
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Cherri Gregg
April 22, 2019 - 5:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The portion of Fairmount Park near Lemon Hill got a facelift Monday thanks to 150 Entercom employees who volunteered their afternoon in celebration of Earth Day. Entercom is the radio company that owns KYW Newsradio and 234 other stations nationwide. Volunteers raked...
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Temple University campus.
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Ian Bush
April 22, 2019 - 4:58 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Temple University used Earth Day to unveil its 30-year plan to combat climate change as the school aims to be carbon-neutral by 2050. "We're trying to create a healthy community for future generations," said Temple sustainability director Kathleen Grady. With self-...
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In this Friday, April 19, 2019, photo Katrina Spade, the founder and CEO of Recompose, displays a sample of the compost material left from the decomposition of a cow, using a combination of wood chips, alfalfa and straw, as she poses in a cemetery in Seat
AP Photo/Elaine Thompson
April 22, 2019 - 4:01 pm
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington appears set to become the first state to allow a burial alternative known as "natural organic reduction" — an accelerated decomposition process that turns bodies into soil within weeks. The bill legalizing the process, sometimes referred to as "human composting,"...
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Lauren Lipton
April 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- We celebrate two holidays this upcoming week, Monday is Earth Day and Friday Arbor is Day, where we celebrate the importance of trees. Right here in Philadelphia we have a very important tree growing with quite a history behind it. "The ‘Moon Tree’ is in Washington...
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Lil Dicky
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April 19, 2019 - 5:10 pm
By Lisa Respers France (CNN) — Lil Dicky got some of his famous friends to have fun to draw attention to climate change. In honor of Earth Day, the rapper/comedian has released a music video for his song "Earth." At more than seven minutes long, the animated video features a roster of A-list celebs...
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April 18, 2019 - 1:08 pm
By Rasa Kaye PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Greetings, Earthlings! April has become the month when we show the planet proof of our love and devotion by cleaning up our rooms, as it were, with events all over the Philly metro area on and around April 22, aka Earth Day. Earth Day launched in 1970,...
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Earth Day In Rittenhouse Square
Justin Udo
Justin Udo
April 22, 2018 - 2:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- One of Philadelphia's most popular parks got spruced up for Earth Day. Armed with rakes, brooms and garbage bags, the community group called "Friends of Rittenhouse Square" observed Earth Day by giving the park a miniature makeover. "We are cleaning up some of the...
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Pat Toddy
Pat Toddy
April 22, 2018 - 1:26 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- This Earth Day weekend, several hundred people, mostly families, connected with nature at the Schuylkill Center's free party for the planet in Roxborough. "Naturepalooza" dug up dozens of hands-on activities Saturday to entertain and encourage people to protect the...
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