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WSP USA Study: Street Closure Encourages Recreational Activity During Pandemic

Philadelphia repurposed a road exclusively for bicycles and pedestrians as a temporary shared use facility for outdoor exercise and alternative transportation.
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At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Philadelphia officials closed 4.3 miles of a city street to vehicle traffic, reserving it exclusively for bicycles and pedestrians.

Repurposing Martin Luther King Jr. Drive – located along a narrow wooded stretch between the Schuylkill River and Schuylkill Expressway from Falls Bridge to Eakins Oval – opened the four-lane roadway for people who were eager to get outside and safely take a stroll or casual bike ride while maintaining adequate social distancing.

Comcast RISE Awards 200 Black-Owned, Small Businesses Across Greater Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware With Marketing and Technology Resources and Makeovers

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Independent small businesses are the backbone of our communities, and right now, more than ever, small businesses are hurting. This is especially true for Black-owned businesses, who have been among the hardest hit by the pandemic, according to a recent study from the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Delos Aligns With TPP Capital Management Group to Advance Accessibility of Health and Well-Being Solutions Across Qualified Opportunity Zones

North Philadelphia’s Tioga District will be the first community to benefit from the opportunity for improved well-being of community members while also serving as a case study in cross-sector collaboration for Black urban neighborhoods in opportunity zone
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PHILADELPHIA, December 6, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- Delos, a global wellness real estate and technology company based in New York, today announced its intended collaboration with TPP Capital Management Group (TPP), a Philadelphia based Black-led social impact private equity fund manager and healthcare real estate development firm, to advance health and wellness through buildings in urban communities.

Eagles Autism Foundation and Aramark Partner With “Popcorn for the People” to Support Employment Opportunities for Adults With Autism

Popcorn for the People will be served at various locations throughout Lincoln Financial Field with a portion of the proceeds supporting the Eagles Autism Foundation
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To help combat the unemployment rate in the autism community, the Eagles Autism Foundation and Aramark, the Philadelphia Eagles food and beverage partner at Lincoln Financial Field, have teamed up with Popcorn for the People, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating meaningful employment for those with autism and developmental

Grand Opening of Accessible Horticulture and Education Center at Overbrook School for the Blind

Center made possible by contribution in memory of late OSB Trustee M. Christine Murphy and Green Mountain Energy Sun Club grant
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PHILADELPHIA, May 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Local officials will join Overbrook School for the Blind (OSB) students, staff, and Board of Trustees, for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the M. Christine Murphy Horticulture and Education Center - a LEED-Silver certified and planned Net Zero Energy greenhouse - on Friday, May 10 at 10 a.m.

Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House and Green Mountain Energy Sun Club Unite to Bring Sustainability to Landmark Campus

Sun Club® grant funds solar array, garden and sculpture in the latest expansion at the first Ronald McDonald House
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PHILADELPHIA, May 9, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Leaders and staff from Green Mountain Energy Sun Club joined the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House to commemorate Sun Club-funded sustainability projects at the non-profit, including the unveiling of a 5-foot-solar-powered sculpture in a new orchard today. The sculpture, orchard, and an accompanying 125 kilowatt solar array, are additions to the Philadelphia campus made possible through a grant worth more than $315,000 from the Sun Club.

A Vision for Corporate Philanthropy From a Philadelphia Leader

By David Allen
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For a discussion on corporate social responsibility, who better to share insights than a leader from the company with the largest corporate philanthropic footprint in Philadelphia?

Mayors of Leading Cities in North America Join Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Summit New York 2019

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December 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ Leading US mayors join CEOs and business leaders from North America’s most innovative, responsible brands to discuss how to lead the change to a sustainable future through investments, collaboration and innovation at Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Summit New York, March 18-19.

Hands-on Learning

The Curiosity Cube stopped by William Ziegler Elementary School last week to give students hands-on learning about cells
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Virtual reality blood cells. Robots that follow paths colored by markers. Microscopes showing cells from different parts of the body. All that and more packed in a bright pink and lime green shipping container.

The Curiosity Cube visited William Ziegler Elementary School’s parking lot last Thursday. Students packed inside and out of the 22x10-foot shipping container to get a hands-on experience learning about cells.

Subaru and Greensgrow Farms Partner to Celebrate the Season at the Subaru Fall Festival

Thousands to Attend Philadelphia’s Premier Harvest Season Event on October 6
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PHILADELPHIA, Pa., September 26, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Subaru of America, Inc. and Greensgrow Farms, Philadelphia’s famous urban farm and community garden center, will welcome neighbors and visitors to celebrate the fall season at the Subaru Fall Festival at Greensgrow Farms on Saturday, October 6, 2018.

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