Six At-Large City Council candidates explain their views on sustainability

by Jillian Baxter

On April 24th, PennFuture and the Clean Air Council co-sponsored an environmental forum for City Council At-Large candidates at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. With over 30 candidates running for Philadelphia’s seven at-large seats, following the policy goals of each is a daunting task. The forum was meant to show voters which candidates prioritize the many environmental issues that threaten the city. Only six candidates attended the forum- Ogbonna Hagins, Justin Diberardinis, Drew Murray, Adrian Riviera-Reyes, Joe Cox, and Beth Finn.

Here’s what they talked about.

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Peaceful Play Tips

Playworks designed an online toolkit, Recess Labs, for educators to use to improve their classroom and playground climate. Here are a few Recess Labs tips for better play:

1 Get adults in the game

Oftentimes adults see recess as a time for them to check out. But research shows that adult participation can strengthen rapport with the students and model behavior the students may not get to see at home.

Actively play games with the students, don’t just yell from the sidelines

Let kids see you make mistakes, it builds trust

Check in with kids on the sidelines who may be feeling excluded

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