Philadelphia to Celebrate National NeighborWoods Month

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Philadelphia – October 1, 2006. Pennsylvania Center for Horticulture today announced that it will host the Growing Greener Cities: Symposium on Urban Environmental Issues in the 21st Century. This event is one of more than 100 regreening efforts throughout the country being promoted during October, which has been declared National NeighborWoods Month by the national nonprofit, the Alliance for Community Trees (ACT). Pennsylvania Center for Horticulture is a member of ACT’s NeighborWoods Network.

Inspired by the PBS film series Edens Lost & Found, this national symposium promotes sustainable urban environments and the role of community-based participation. Sessions will focus on how integrated management of natural resources, including water, air, land and the green environment, fosters social, economic and environmental revitalization of cities. Keynote speaker Wangari Maathai received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for her contributions to sustainable development, democracy and peace. Located at the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman Quad.
“It’s great to be working on an important regreening effort at a time when other organizations are doing so as well,” said Priscilla Becroft. “Part of our goal is to draw attention to the good work being done at the grassroots level all across the country to improve urban and community forests.”
Pennsylvania Center for Horticulture’s celebration will take place as follows:
Oct 15, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Oct 16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Oct 17, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
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Read the full Philadelphia Center for Horticulture press release. (PDF)