1. After the Storm


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    • Rain Barrels: Preventing Water Pollution Starts at Home


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      Everyone's heard terms like rainwater recycling, rain gardens, and rain barrels lately, but chances are pretty good that most of us don't know what they mean--and if we do, most of us average folks probably think they're far too complicated for us and best left to the hard core Greenies that live down the road. Not so fast: Rain Barrels are easy to install, provide free water for non-drinking use--and best of all, MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE TO OUR LOCAL RIVERS AND STREAMS! Check it out--and do your part to keep pollution out of your local waterways. Going Green starts with one little step...

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      • Keeping Water on Site: Waterview Recreation Center


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        At first glance, the area surrounding the Waterview Recreation Center in Philadelphia's Germantown section seems ordinary enough--but in reality, it's comprised of a number of "green infrastructure" techniques that keep water out of the storm drains. During heavy rainfalls, when the city's combined sewer system can be easily overwhelmed, porous sidewalks, tree trenches, and a flowthrough planter manage the water as it falls. That helps protect local rivers and streams.

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        • Greener, Healthier Play: Herron Playground


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          Herron Playground is a shining example of what is possible when city agencies work together to achieve compatible goals. Concrete and asphalt have been replaced by plants and trees, porous safety surfaces, rain gardens, and a sound-muffling porous basketball court. The result is a beautiful pubic space that is loved by neighbors, appreciated by visitors, and helping the Water Department keep runoff on the site and out of South Philadelphia's overburdened sewer system.

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          • The Watershed Connection: East Falls


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            When the East Falls Development Corporation began planning a parking area adjacent to the Schuylkill River, locals wanted it done an environmentally sensitive way. Rather than directing runoff into storm drains and sewage pipes, the lot was designed so that rain water would flow into a natural garden area to be held and cleaned before being slowly released into the River. Besides managing runoff, it's added value to the neighborhood and proved to be a whole new way to connect the environment to people's behaviors at home.

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            • Harvesting Rainwater


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              The words "sustainable house" may conjure images of hippie throw backs living in grass shacks, geodesic domes, or some other dwelling that's wacky and weird, but the Rosses wanted to show that it's possible to live in a home that's "just like others in the neighborhood" -- but which is also in harmony with the natural world. Minimizing the impacts of stormwater runoff through native landscaping, infiltration and harvesting for reuse was a goal from the start.

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              • Solving Runoff Block by Block


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                In cities, we have severely altered the natural water cycle; during storms, this can cause street and basement flooding and result in rainwater carrying pollution into our rivers and streams. Greening movements all over the country are finding new ways to manage this problem and are considering stormwater runoff as a resource instead of a waste. Every homeowner can play a role and have a positive impact through simple actions like disconnecting downspouts, keeping storm drains clean, and diverting rooftop runoff into rain barrels.

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                • su1203newsworksredhouse


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                  Red House is a non-profit organization located in East Falls, Philadelphia dedicated to providing community members with a creative textiles outlet. Patrons can attend sewing classes, order custom clothing and accessories, or purchase a prefabricated item at a low cost. Red House is affiliated with Blu Dahlia Designs and Break Free. Video by Hillary Petrozziello

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                  • Bicycling Magazine Open 2012


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                    GoPRO Video from during the amateur open ride prior to the Philadelphia Cycling Championship June 3, 2012.

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                    • Vedge the story of a vegetable restaurant


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                      Bio piece for Vedge restaurant's chef/owner Richard Landau. Vedge is an all vegetable restaurant, from their inspired cocktails to their all too tempting menu everything is made with the freshest ingredients and all veggies. http://vedgerestaurant.com/ Made by Red Maiden Productions. Co-Director: Palmer Enfield Co-Director/DP: Anneke Schoneveld Producer: Suzanne Landau Camera Op: Andrea Cipriani & Rick Webb Sound: Dave Winston Gaffer: Tommy Frkovich Production Coordinator: Lauren Enfield Editor: Paula Martino Music: John Avarese

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