Community Partners Offer Hands-on Enviro Ed to Kids

If you’re interested in engaging the Next Generation in caring for the environment, you should really check out EcoExpress. This Multimedia Hub of Learning was developed to support teachers in their efforts to teach to new curriculum standards, but it’s a great place for anyone to find what they need to start a conversation with kids.

EcoExpress is full of bit-sized video segments about all things environmental, and they’ve been shot locally. The locations are recognizable and they involve STORIES about people taking action. They’re not only inspiring, they’re done is a way that makes it easy for kids to relate.

Even better, we’re collaborating with an amazing group of Community Partners–such the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, iPraxis, and others–to bring hands-on Service Learning Project opportunities to kids.

CHECK OUT EcoExpress.org Today >>



Green Homes Project Coming to Cobbs Creek Neighborhood: Join the Fun!

SAVE THE DATE: November 6, 2010

Rebuilding Together Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Water Department, and The Darby-Cobbs Watershed Partnership Present a Green Homes Project in the Cobbs Creek Neighborhood.

Who knows, you might even make it on film!  We’ll be there shooting a new story for the Green City, Clean Waters program, so put on your coolest work boots and be ready to star!

Come out and volunteer – all skill levels are welcome!

Time and Place
Saturday, November 6, 2010
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Spruce Street between 61st & 63rd Streets

Stormwater Management Improvements will include:
– Rain Barrels
– Rain Gardens
– Flow through planters

Schedule
8:30-9:00 am registration
9:00-9:15 Kick off
1:00 pm Lunch
9:15-4:00 pm Volunteers in Action!

For more information and to pre-register, email Jen Wootten or call her at (302) 234-2045.


Missed the Screening? Don’t despair, the Green City, Clean Waters series is online

We had a great turnout to our Premier Screening event at the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center on October 6 — and you’ll be seeing alot of us and the inspiring Green City, Clean Waters videos over the next several months. If you just can’t wait for the next chance to view the videos in all their splendor on the Big Screen at a community event, we’re rewarding your impatience by making them available on on Green City, Clean Waters Channel at Vimeo.com.

We’ll introduce a new one here each week. Check out the first video in the series now, and share it around:

Green City, Clean Waters from GreenTreks Network on Vimeo.

The videos are also available on YouTube, so if you’re more of a “Toober”, watch ‘em there, embed ‘em, email ‘em to friends:

Like what you see? Great news: The entire series, plus a handful of other videos showing innovative ways other communities are preventing runoff from polluting our waterways, will available on DVD soon!

Keep your eyes peeled for more details…

Join us for our “green carpet” video Premier












The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) and its many local partners are national leaders in understanding water resource challenges and pioneering solutions that improve our natural ecosystems and communities.

As part of our ongoing effort to highlight new ways of looking at rainwater runoff through our StormwaterPA program, GreenTreks has been working with PWD to document some of the exciting transformations that are taking place throughout the city – one home, one street, one neighborhood at a time.

Join us for a toast on the green carpet this Wednesday, October 6, to preview videos from our latest series. Green City, Clean Waters brings PWD’s work to life, and shows how their “green” methods of preserving and restoring our waterways protect public health and improve our quality of life in surprising ways.

GreenTreks and the Philadelphia Water Department present “Green City, Clean Waters”

Wednesday, October 6, 5:30 pm

Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center

640 Water Works Drive, Philadelphia

RSVP to: emilie.hickerson@phila.gov

215.685.0723

We’ll be screening the following videos (total running time is approximately 50 minutes)

• Green City Clean Waters
• Creating Community: Columbus Square Park
• Greener, Healthier Play: Herron Playground
• The Watershed Connection: East Falls
• Keeping Water on Site: Waterview Recreation Center
• Green Schools: Albert Greenfield Elementary School
• Solving Runoff Block by Block


For information about the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center, go here>>

For more information about PWD’s Green City, Clean Waters initiative, go here>>

If you can’t make the screening, get more information about StormwaterPA here>>