Category: Sustainability
Jul 27

State College startup helps turf grow tough

Started while the founder was still a Penn State student, Phospholutions has developed a product that boosts the survival rate of transplanted seedlings, makes them more drought-resistant and reduces the environmental consequences of wasted fertilizer. They're coming to a golf course or playing field near you.

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Jul 12

Bugging Out: A revamped local museum uses insects and butterflies to teach science

After years as a showcase for creepy critters, the rebranded Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion is expanding its exhibits and its ambitions. From a room filled with 8,000 butterflies to the world's largest centipedes, this hidden gem offers up educational opportunities and fun galore -- just try to keep your kid out of the climb-through lizard terrarium.

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Aug 22

The Farm at Bartram's Garden cultivates community

Every year, this four-acre plot in Southwest Philadelphia produces 12,000 pounds of food, welcomes 10,000 school kids, employs 22 high school interns, hosts 45 families in a community garden, distributes 80,000 seedlings, supplies 50 farmstands and welcomes 1500 volunteers. And that's only the beginning.

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Jul 18

Q&A: Colin A. Lennox from Altoona's EcoIslands

No industry or economy can exist without clean, plentiful H2O. Since 2010, Altoona's EcoIslands has been building and installing wetlands-in-a-box to remove metals and other pollutants from water, solving a major ecological challenge.

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