ACT LOCALLY: GRID'S Round-up of local events and newsy bits

6/22 Architectural Walking Tour: Skyscrapers Old & New

Use your legs and explore Philadelphia’s architectural past, present and future during a guided walking tour with the Preservation Alliance. On Wednesday, June 22 at 6p.m. the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia will take you on a two-hour tour through various sections of the city including: Society Hill, Rittenhouse Square, Fishtown, Girard Estate and Chestnut Hill.  Along the way you’ll learn about region’s architectural heritage and social history. This is a great summer activity for the whole family because it gets you moving and learning. For a tour schedule click here.  

6:00 p.m., $10 for adults, $8 for students, more information here.

6/22 Commuter Challenge Pit Stop: West Philly

On your way home from work today bike on into the Green Line Cafe for some refreshments from the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia.  

4:30 – 6:00 p.m., Green Line Cafe, 4239 Baltimore Ave., more information here.

6/23 Active Transportation Summit

The PA Environmental Council and Delaware Valley Regional Pllaning Commission have teamed up to host the region's first summit highligting the area's expanding trail network. National leaders in the health and economic development fields will discuss spurring economic growth through trail growth, and provide updates on current in-the-works trails, parks and bikeways.

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., The HUB at Cira Centre, 2929 Arch St., Mezzanine Level, more information here.

6/25 Beat the Bugs, Naturally

Learn to plant a fragrant, bug-busting garden and how to use those plants to make your own natural insect repellent! All participants will leave the workshop with new found knowledge, and an insect repelling plant in hand.

1:00 - 2:00 p.m., City Planter, 814 N. 4th St., to register, email or call 215-627-6169.

6/25 Weavers Way Electronics Recycling Event

Weavers Way Co-op’s Environment Committee is co-sponsoring a free electronics
recycling collection (rain or shine). Half of the donations received will go to the Environment
Committee’s fund, the other half will go to the Peace and Social Concerns fund of the Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting. Items accepted include computers, printers, TVs, audio equipment, cameras, cell phones, DVD players, VCRs, and telephones. For a complete list of items e-mail Volunteers are needed; email

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting parking lot, 100 E. Mermaid Ln.

6/25 Non-GMO Movie Night

Kimberton Whole Foods will be hosting a movie night event featuring the film “The World According to Monsanto,” to continue the promotion of Non-GMO products, as well as to kickoff their 25th anniversary this summer. “The World According to Monsanto” is a documentary film that gives the audience an insider look into the practices of US agricultural corporation, Monsanto, who is known to use and promote genetically modified organisms.

5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Kimberton Whole Foods community room, 2140 Kimberton Rd., Kimberton, reserve your spot here.