The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 |

Young Involved Philadelphia (YIP) is putting on their third annual State of Young Philly series, which kicked off on Thursday, September 27th and runs through Saturday, October 13th. We're putting on three sustainability events, in addition to events about education and the economy.

The three sustainability events are:

Philly Sustainability 101

Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 5:30PM - 8:00PM
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts - Innovation Studio, 1420 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Participants will learn about the practice of sustainability in Philadelphia, from the large scale
down to the small. The evening will feature experts from various sectors highlighting success
stories of sustainable practices or policies, and will conclude with moderated discussions for
how to move Philly beyond the standard shade of “green.”

Fishtown/Kensington Sustainability Walking Tour

Saturday, October 6, 2012, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Meeting Point on the 2000 block of Frankford Ave., 2000 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125
This tour will highlight various sustainable and environmental sites in Fishtown and Kensington,
with a short presentation at each location to describe the unique components and practices
of the given building or location. Sites will include green buildings, community gardens, urban
farms, and will end with a party at Memphis Taproom.

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Night

Thursday, October 11, 2012, 5:30PM - 8:00PM
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts - Innovation Studio, 1420 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
From canning food to making your own clothes, there has been a revival of Do-It-Yourself in
Philadelphia. The sustainability movement, which advocates for less consumption and wiser
use (and reuse) of resources, may be the inspiration for this trend. The DIY event aims to
increase sustainability on the individual level and will feature several stations where
participants can learn to make or do something using easy-to-find or reusable resources and
their own labor and expertise.

We hope you'll join us for these exciting events! For more details about the entire two-week series, which includes 12 amazing events as well as a new Project Competition, please visit You can also register for events HERE. Please share this info with friends, family, and colleagues who might like to attend.

We hope to see you all at one -- or multiple -- of the 2012 State of Young Philly events!