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Sick and tired of the litter in this City?

Yo South Philly - 
Sick and tired of the litter in this City? Philadelphia's Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet just released its action plan for the City to reach (near) zero waste and tackle litter with short and long term goals. 

Join East Point Breeze Neighbors in welcoming the City's Zero Waste and Litter Director Nic Esposito at our next general meeting, Wednesday, August 23rd at 6:30PM at Reed Street Apartments (1401 S 16th St). 

Visit cleanphl.org to read the full plan and learn more about available clean and green resources.

Nic Esposito is the Zero Waste and Litter Director for the City of Philadelphia. After serving Philadelphia Parks and Recreation (PPR) for 4 years as the PowerCorpsPHL Project Manager and then PPR's Sustainability Manager, he was brought on by the Managing Director's Office to take on the challenge of creating a coordinated public and private sector plan to address Philadelphia's litter problem while setting Philadelphia on a path to Zero Waste by 2035. Join us as Nic discusses the Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet’s plans as well as ways for East Point Breeze Neighbors to get involved in progressing Philadelphia to a Zero Waste and Litter-free future.
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Neighborhood Cookout Next Saturday!

East Point Breeze Neighbors and Neighbors In Action Association are happy to announce a co-presented Community Cookout! Next Saturday, July 15, bring your families, your roommates, your neighbors, and your best selves to Childs Elementary School Playground (Latona between 15th and 16th) for some community fun. 

Hot dogs, hamburgers and veggie options will be provided courtesy of NiA and EPBN. We'll have music and kid stuff and all the fixins for the dogs and burgers. You should bring a side, dessert or drink, chairs, games, etc. We're in need of a few necessities, like ice and propane. Send us a message or comment here if you can bring something and we'll let you know what we need. 

Last year's picnic on Manton Green was a huge success and a lot of fun, and we're thrilled this year to be partnering Neighbors in Action. Which means our chances of a Miguel Garces vs Andre Ford Limbo Competition are very high! 

See you all there!

Cookout Flyer - 7-15-17

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EPBN June Newsletter

Dear Friends & Neighbors,

Summer is in full swing and East Point Breeze Neighbors is gearing up for some great activities! If you are interested in getting involved, don't hesitate to reach out to our tireless committee chair-people at epbneighbors.org/contact.

Keep scrolling to learn more!

General Meeting Wednesday

Our monthly General Meeting at the Reed Street Presbyterian Apartments will take place Wednesday.  This is an easy first step to meeting your neighbors and getting more involved in the community!  Come hear what's going on in the neighborhood and bring any questions or concerns you might have.

EPBN General Meeting
Date: Wednesday, June 26th
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Reed Street Presbyterian Apartments (16th and Reed)

2nd Annual Neighborhood Picnic

The Clean and Green and Outreach Committees are working with Neighbors in Action to plan a clean up and neighborhood picnic on July 15th. The event will be held at Childs School at 16th and Wharton. The clean up will start at 9am and the picnic will run 12pm-4pm. We will provide the burgers and dogs (with vegetarian options); please BYO sides/desserts.

For more info, email clean@epbneighbors.org.

Thank you to our outgoing secretary!

We want to thank our outgoing secretary, Dylan Fenton, for his great work on the monthly newsletter and careful meeting minutes. We'll miss you Dylan! If you're interested in helping out, we have three positions open. If you or someone you know is interested in getting involved, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our president, Miguel, at president@epbneighbors.org!

  • Secretary
    • Writes the monthly newsletter
    • Records minutes at meetings
  • Technology 
    • Performs duties of webmaster
    • Maintains social media
  • Public Safety 
    • Leads neighborhood walks
    • Attends PSA meetings

Litter? Not in Philly

We hear from neighbors all the time that they wish their block had less litter. A new initiative gives you the tools to get your neighbors involved in weekly clean ups. Give it a try!

Visit the Not in Philly website here: http://notinphilly.org/

Read a recent Philadelphia Magazine article here: http://www.phillymag.com/business/2017/06/06/not-in-philly-litter-website-dave-brindley/#BfZSvtMjETxMfldV.99


As always, check the calendar on our website for all EPBN meetings and events as well as events that are of interest to our neighborhood. If you have any events that you would like us to consider adding to the calendar, please feel free to email us.

Want to get text alerts for meetings and more?

Text ‘EPBN’ to 77948

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Clean & Green Upcoming Events

Neighbors! Two important messages below from your Clean & Green Committee Co-Chairs:

May 8application deadline for fall street tree planting.

The PHS Tree Tenders Street Tree program runs twice/year. After you apply, PHS will come to your house, determine whether it’s a good place for a tree, and if so, cut a tree pit in your sidewalk. Then, we (the Clean and Green Committee) will come to your house on planting day (November 18-19, 2017) and plant the tree for you. You don’t need to do anything but water it, and our Tree Tenders will tell you how.

The online application is here, and the paper application is here.  

Visit the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society website for more information. 

May 11EPBN Clean & Green Committee meeting6:30PMSouth Philly Tap Room (1509 Mifflin Street/Hicks and Mifflin Streets). Want to get more involved in neighborhood cleaning and greening activities? Join us on Thursday, May 11th for some food and drink at SPTR. 

Questions? Email us at clean@epbneighbors.org

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EPBN April Newsletter

Dear Friends & Neighbors,

Spring is one of our busiest and most exciting times of the year! We've been meeting new neighbors, working hard on cleanup efforts, and getting ready for the hot, hot days of summer (they'll be here soon, we promise!).

So keep scrolling to find out more about what we've been up to and how you can get involved in the neighborhood

General Meeting Wednesday

Our monthly General Meeting at the Reed Street Presbyterian Apartments will take place tomorrow (Wednesday).  This is the perfect first step to getting more involved in the community!  Come hear what's going on in the neighborhood, meet some neighbors, and bring any questions or concerns you might have.

EPBN General Meeting
Date: Wednesday, April 26
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Reed Street Presbyterian Apartments (16th and Reed)

New Clean & Green Chairs Are Busy!

New Clean & Green Chairs, Amanda Bauman and Sarah Stevenson have been busy, busy, busy since taking the reins in February. Here's just some of what they and the committee have been up to:  

  • They teamed up to visit groups of neighbors participating in the Citywide Cleanup, offering donuts and coffee and spreading the word about EPBN's programs.  
  • They made circular-Free Philly registration forms available and over 30 applications were mailed in on neighbors' behalf.
  • They partnered with the Travis Manion Foundation and students from St. Joe's Prep to plant street trees all over the neighborhood. 

Great job, Amanda and Sarah! If you'd like to help them with their cleaning and greening efforts, get in touch with them and clean@epbneighbors.org. 

ISO: More EPBN Board Members!

Although we're thrilled that we have lots of great, new board members as a result of our February elections, we still have some vacant seats available for anyone looking to get involved:

  • Secretary
    • Writes the monthly newsletter
    • Records minutes at meetings
  • Technology 
    • Performs duties of webmaster
    • Maintains social media
  • Public Safety 
    • Leads neighborhood walks
    • Attends PSA meetings
So, anyone out there in the neighborhood who might think they'd be interested in any of the following positions, don't hesitate to get in touch with our president, Miguel, at president@epbneighbors.org!


As always, check the calendar on our website for all EPBN meetings and events as well as events that are of interest to our neighborhood. If you have any events that you would like us to consider adding to the calendar, please feel free to email us.

Want to get text alerts for meetings and more?

Text ‘NEWBOLD’ to 77948

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Spring is here! Ways to clean & green the neighborhood

Neighbors!

Spring is here and there are several ways you can help CLEAN and GREEN our neighborhood.

Below are some key dates and deadlines for different cleaning and greening events.

CLEANING!

Saturday, April 8, 9AM - 2PM: 10th Annual CITYWIDE Clean Up!

Visit the Streets Department website at http://www.philadelphiastreets.com/philly-spring-cleanup/ and check if your block is registered. If it is, you can join the project. If it’s not, that's ok! Just come outside on April 8 and start cleaning. The City will pick up all trash collected. Do it!

GREENING: TREES!

Saturday, April 22: Spring Street Tree Planting

Street trees will be planted by neighborhood volunteers.

The PHS Tree Tenders Street Tree program runs twice/year. The deadline for this planting was last fall, but see below for more information about requesting a FREE tree for your sidewalk this fall. 

The Travis Manion Foundation is also hosting a neighborhood-wide day of service on April 22. Join us at 8AM at Chew Park (18th and Ellsworth) to help beautify Point Breeze with your neighborhoods and a crew of volunteers. Visit the TMF website for more information: http://www.travismanion.org/pointbreeze/

May 8: application deadline for FALL STREET TREE PLANTING

After you apply, PHS will come to your house, determine whether it’s a good place for a tree, and if so, cut a tree pit in your sidewalk. Then, we (the Clean and Green Committee) will physically come to your house on planting day (November 18-19) and plant the tree for you. You don’t need to do anything but water it, and our Tree Tenders will tell you how. 

Visit the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society at: https://phsonline.org/programs/tree-tenders/philadelphia-treevitalize-street-tree-planting 

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