According to polling by Gallup, Americans are identifying alternative energy as a preference over gas and oil production. Gallup has been asking this question annually since 2011. This year marks the highest percentage prioritizing alternative energy. You can read more by clicking here
How does climate change impact human health?
Climate change threatens human health and wellbeing in many ways, including impacts from increased extreme weather events, wildfires, decreased air quality, threats to mental health, and illnesses transmitted by food, water, and disease-carriers such as mosquitoes and ticks. Some of these health impacts are already underway in the United States.
Grow your own food in your Urban Garden! The opportunities to grow your own food are nearly endless in the greater Philadelphia area. A successful garden depends on how much sun your plants receive and how much TLC you give your garden. The most important thing is to HAVE FUN and eat what you’ve grown! This is the healthiest food and you don’t even have to buy it!
Recycling provides raw materials to manufacturers and helps create green jobs, preserve natural resources, reduce energy consumption, and reduce GHGs. The accrued greenhouse gas reductions and energy savings from Philadelphia's curbside recycling efforts are equivalent to taking more than 60,000 cars off of our streets, and generating electricity for more than 40,000 homes for one year! Recycling helps make Philadelphia a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable city.