South Philly High Arboretum — Donate Now!

South Philly HighI’m totally cribbing this entry from an email a friend of mine sent to me a couple of weeks ago:
It’s raining, it’s pouring and there’s a special gardening project that I’m really excited about. Help create and arboretum at South Philadelphia High School by donating those Recyclebank points that you’ll never use anyway!
The SPHS arboretum project is especially great for three reasons:
  1.  It’s totally student designed
  2. It will feature native plants grown in Philly at Bartam’s Garden, America’s first botanic garden
  3. It will add some much needed natural beauty in a neighborhood otherwise lacking in green space
 So, dust off that Recyclebank login and password and donate some points before March 15! For every 250 points donated, the project will receive $1… so please give freely. There’s only one day left to reach the goal. Plus, if you’re able to donate 2,000 points or more,the Streets Department will gift you a jumbo recycling container.
Here’s the link to donate those points.
Spread the word!

LoMo’s South Philly High Orchard Project

POD signed up for RecycleBank ages ago. It seemed like a great idea: earn rewards for something you’d do anyway! Like recycling! Win! Woo!

The catch, of course, is that said “rewards” usually involve spending money on things one wouldn’t really spend money on anyway: think $10 gift cards to Walmart, coupons for Fancy Feast, BOGO deals on Coke…you get the picture.

And so, POD’s Recyclebank balance balloons. Until recently, that is! Help the LoMo Civic Association out by donating points to their South Philly High Orchard Project. Now that sounds like a win to POD.