Philadelphia Has Other Green Things Besides the Eagles

October 12, 2009 / No Comments

I was born in Philadelphia and grew up eating those great Philly Cheese Steaks from Pat’s and the second best in the world from a little hole-in-the-wall sandwich shop around the corner from where I lived.  There were vegetarians back in the 50’s and 60’s, but they mainly stayed away from the steak shops, or more commonly, broke their vow ...

Philadelphia Sports Solar-powered Trash Bins

June 1, 2009 / 1 Comment

The sidewalks on the streets of Philadelphia are dotted with brand-new solar-powered trash cans these days. [caption id="attachment_5384" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Solar-powered Trash Compactors in Philadelphia"][/caption] These new, landfill-crunching compacting bins are powered completely by the sun and are capable of receiving around 8 times as much waste as a regular trash can.