sustainability

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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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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Rasa Kaye
April 18, 2019 - 1:08 pm
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, the same day...
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Youth Climate Strike
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Justin Udo
April 15, 2019 - 3:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's first Green Week, a series of events that promote environmental sustainability, kicks off in a few days. One goal of the celebration is to show people how they can live a more sustainable lifestyle no matter how much money they have. Sustainability...
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Guiness multipack use
Diageo
April 15, 2019 - 1:18 pm
By Gianluca Mezzofiore, CNN Business (CNN) — Guinness is ditching plastic ring containers and shrink wrap in its beer multipacks. The parent company of the Irish brand, Diageo, announced Monday that it will replace plastic with 100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard. The change also applies to...
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Rasa Kaye
April 11, 2019 - 12:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — ’Tis the season for getting down and dirty. Whether your garden sprawls across acres of landscaping or across a balcony of pots, April is finally the month most of us can start stirring up the soil for a new year of fabulous flora. Can you dig it? Now’s the time to...
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Piggyback Treats
Courtesy of Piggyback Treats Company
Rasa Kaye
March 12, 2019 - 2:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In her former career as a pastry chef, Jennifer Kirby was troubled by the food she saw wasted in the food industry. She was also increasingly troubled by how much time her dog was spending alone while she was out cooking for others. It was time to find work that could...
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Reading Viaduct
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Rasa Kaye
January 14, 2019 - 1:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Sustainability news site Green Philly enters its second decade this year. Started as a blog by co-founder Julie Hancher in 2008 to educate and empower its readers and "spread the green gospel minus the boring," it continues its mission of making a sustainable...
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The Philadelphia Streets Department is putting surveillance cameras up on streets where trash is illegally dumped.
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Pat Loeb
December 18, 2018 - 6:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Streets Department has installed surveillance cameras up on streets where trash is illegally dumped. City officials announced the new tool Tuesday in an area notorious for so-called "short-dumping," and they promised to prosecute those they catch on...
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