Sep
21
to Nov 24

Engaging Active Hope: The Practices of EcoPhilosopher Joanna Macy

  • 13475 Proctor Road Philadelphia, PA, 19116 United States (map)
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Active Hope addresses the challenges of climate change and draws on the work of Joanna Macy. The kick-off event will be followed by a workshop series offering concrete practices and tools to collectively transition to a more sustainable society. cranaleith.org

Cost: $35 for kick-off, $20 per session

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Sep
25
12:00 PM12:00

IGEL Women in Sustainability Leadership Seminar Series: Francesca Kennedy

  • 3730 walnut street Philadelphia, PA 19104 (map)
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When Francesca Kennedy found out that the Guatemalan lake she had been baptized in was one of the world’s most polluted, she was inspired to act. She now runs the triple bottom line sandal company Ix Style to help her home country. igel.wharton.upenn.edu

Cost: Free

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Sep
28
10:00 AM10:00

Tree Festival

See trees in their autumn glory, and learn how they add beauty and value to our landscapes. Enjoy unique programs, hayrides, and demonstrations. Food and beverage selections are available on site. All activities are included with admission. Rain date: September 29. mtcubacenter.org

Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-17

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Sep
28
11:00 AM11:00

West Craft Fest

  • 4000 Woodland Avenue Philadelphia, PA, 19104 United States (map)
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Shop artisan jewelry, handmade ceramics, clothing, accessories, prints, stationery, soaps, candles, children’s items and homewares, and enjoy live music, food trucks, children’s activities and acrobatic performances by Tangle Movement Arts. Rain date September 29. westcraftfest.com

Cost: Free



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Sep
17
10:30 AM10:30

Conservation Conversation: Climate Change Primer with C-Change

Join Garden Workers Garden Club and Willistown Conservation Trust for this free talk. Developed with scientists, business leaders and public policy experts, this presentation aims to foster an environment where people can join in a non-partisan climate change discussion. wctrust.org

Cost: Free



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Sep
14
8:00 AM08:00

On The Water Clean Up

  • John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, Morton House and Ridley Marina (map)
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Help save a habitat that serves as a home for endangered birds as well as numerous turtles, mammals and fish. Darby Creek, a migratory stop for almost 300 birds, is littered with plastic bottles, bags and other garbage. Grab a canoe, kayak or small watercraft and help at one of three locations. dvca.org

Cost: Free



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Aug
17
1:00 PM13:00

History Lab: Disability and the Myth of the Independent Scientist

  • 315 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA, 19106 United States (map)
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In the lives of those with physical disabilities, things that able-bodied individuals often complete with little forethought or planning often become acts of collaboration with other humans, animals and machines. This program explores the myth of the able-bodied, “independent scientist.” sciencehistory.org


Cost: Free

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Aug
8
7:00 PM19:00

SustainPHL Awards

  • 150 North 6th Street Philadelphia, PA, 19106 United States (map)
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The SustainPHL Awards is an annual celebration for sustainability visionaries and unsung heroes making a difference in Philadelphia. Sample local fare and drinks, hear inspirational stories from Philly changemakers and see the winners announced live on stage. sustainphl.com

Cost: $75+

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Aug
4
12:00 PM12:00

2nd Street Festival

In its 11th year, this free craft and music festival remains a fun and engaging fundraiser to improve the business district in Northern Liberties. Profits have improved street and sidewalk cleaning, street lighting, and block beautification! Come again this year for some good food, music, and art.

Location: 2nd Street, easily accessible from the Frankford El, Spring Garden, and Girard stops

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Jul
28
6:00 AM06:00

Ben to the Shore Bike Tour

  • 200 North 6th Street Philadelphia, PA, 19106 United States (map)
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Ben to the Shore is a 65-mile charity bike ride from Philadelphia to Atlantic City. Upon arrival at the finish line, riders will be greeted by friends and family for an after party. All proceeds go to Families Behind the Badge Children’s Foundation.

fbbcf.org

Cost: $75-$275

Cost: $75-$275

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Jul
13
6:00 PM18:00

Greensgrow Farm Dinner

  • 2501 East Cumberland Street Philadelphia, PA, 19125 United States (map)
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Greensgrow Farm Dinner Co-hosted by Philly Foodworks, this dinner is a benefit to make local food accessible to everyone through Greensgrow’s SNAP Share Program. Features a four-course meal by 1149 Cooperative, inspired by summer produce grown at Greensgrow Farms and other local farms. Live jazz with V. Shayne Frederick Ensemble.

greensgrow.org

Cost: $90

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Jul
13
10:00 AM10:00

Peace: Open House + Reception

  • 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA, 19103 United States (map)
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Peace: Open House + Reception Join for a day filled with culinary and art workshops connected to this two-year project at the Free Library. Experience guided tours of the Peace exhibition, showcasing collaborative artwork by resettled Syrians and Iraqis and book artists that interweave historic and contemporary stories of refuge.

fps.swarthmore.edu

Cost: Free

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Jul
12
8:00 PM20:00

Friday Night Lights

  • 1199 Cannery Road Coatesville, PA, 19320 United States (map)
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This annual fundraiser for Natural Lands includes live music (this year it’s Hoots & Hellmouth and Vanessa Collier), wine and beer, marshmallow toasting and star gazing. VIP tickets include private bar and lounge and complimentary appetizers.

Cost: $25- $75

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Jul
11
to Jul 13

Netroots Nation 2019

  • Pennsylvania Convention Center (map)
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This conference for progressive activists will feature over 80 expert panels, 60 training sessions, a film series, networking and even a Democratic Presidential debate. Attendees include online organizers, grassroots activists and independent media-makers.

netrootsnation.org

Cost: $99-$895



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Jun
15
2:00 PM14:00

NextFab 10 Year Anniversary Celebration

NextFab is turning 10! In 2009, NextFab opened its first location in West Philadelphia’s University City Science Center. Since then, NextFab has expanded to become a regional network of makerspaces including two locations in Philadelphia and one in Wilmington, Delaware. To celebrate the past 10 years, they’re hosting a large block party-style event at the South Philly location with craft food, music, beer, and more. 

https://nextfab.com/event/nextfab-10-year-anniversary-celebration/

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May
19
11:00 AM11:00

Chestnut Hill Home and Garden Festival

Embrace spring on Germantown Avenue during the annual Chestnut Hill Home and Garden Festival.

Home and garden design and supplies take the spotlight at this all-day fest, which runs along Germantown Avenue in the heart of Chestnut Hill. The 2019 event takes place on May 19 (postponed from May 5).

As many as 30,000 fellow garden enthusiasts come out every year to explore the plants, crafts and artwork from more than 150 vendors.

An assortment of vegetation, including daylilies, succulents, terrariums and vegetable plants are on display along with home decor, such as handmade furniture, art, quilts and collectibles.

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May
18
12:00 PM12:00

Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival

This crowded gathering (attendance numbers are around 50,000) is the only time when Walnut Street is closed to vehicle traffic. It features more than 100 booths with vendors, culinary demonstrations, cocktail samplings and other forms of entertainment.

COST: Free

WHERE: Walnut Street between Broad and 19th streets

http://www.rittenhouserow.org/

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Pottstown Climate March and EcoFest
Apr
27
12:00 PM12:00

Pottstown Climate March and EcoFest

Climate March starts in front of Hill School, 800 E. High Street, and wraps up at EcoFest. Enjoy local food, kids’ crafts, live music; meet rescued bats; claim free saplings; shop green; hear about proposed train service to Pottstown, and learn about surprising lives of fish. Both events are earth and animal-friendly.

COST: Free

www.pottstownecofest.com/ecofest_2019/

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