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The Squares Of Philadelphia

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Southwest (Rittenhouse) Square, Southeast (Washington) Square, Northwest Square (Logan Circle), Northeast (Franklin) Square and Centre Square (City Hall) all offer something free to do in Philly.

Originally planned by William Penn when he laid out the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1682, the Squares of Philadelphia are five open-space public parks.

Rittenhouse Square in Center City Philadelphia is an example of one of the city’s squares. The public park is a great place to stroll, eat lunch or listen to street performers play music. On a regular basis, the Square hosts festivals and markets.

Rittenhouse Square Map of Philadelphia
Rittenhouse Square Map of Philadelphia

Franklin Square is another of the five original squares. It is located in the Center City area, between North 6th and 7th Streets, and between Race Street and the Vine Street Expressway (I-676). Local legend maintains that Franklin Square is where Benjamin Franklin conducted his “kite and key” electricity experiment in 1752.

More free and low cost things to do in the Philadelphia Area:

Ambler Environmental Advisory Council News

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Updates and news from the Ambler Environmental Advisory Council.

** September Happenings
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1. Sept 8th, 6pm – Parking Lot Party at Weaver’s Way (http://amblereac.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=fee00eb3f8650a1767e21420a&id=0e83ea0520&e=265e941d2f) !
2. Sept 12th, 7pm – Weavers Way Sustainability Club Meeting (http://amblereac.us11.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=fee00eb3f8650a1767e21420a&id=38e3b641d0&e=265e941d2f) at Mercantile
3. Sept 16th, 8:30-10:30 – Stewardship Saturday at Ambler Borough Park (http://amblereac.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=fee00eb3f8650a1767e21420a&id=c0b0574841&e=265e941d2f)
4. Sept 16th, 12-8pm – Driving Electric (http://amblereac.us11.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=fee00eb3f8650a1767e21420a&id=ef956e686f&e=265e941d2f) with Rick Denzien
5. Sept 19th, 8:30am-1pm – EAC tour of Total Recycle Facility (http://amblereac.us11.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=fee00eb3f8650a1767e21420a&id=b695057f07&e=265e941d2f)
6. Sept 20th, 6:45pm – Monthly EAC Meeting at Borough Hall (http://amblereac.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=fee00eb3f8650a1767e21420a&id=40ccb7ce04&e=265e941d2f)
7. Sept 23rd, 10am – Always Be Recyclin’ Event in Blue Bell (http://amblereac.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=fee00eb3f8650a1767e21420a&id=0249f7806e&e=265e941d2f)

Philadelphia Area Air Quality Alert

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

By Daniel Brouse

Ozone Alert -- Unsafe to Breath

Ozone Alert — Unsafe to Breath

Many days in the Philadelphia region are not healthy for breathing. On “Ozone Action Alert Days” you are advised to avoid outside activities. Children should not play outdoors. Avoid running and other fitness activities. Do not breathe in un-conditioned air. Low level ozone is volatile and causes micro-explosions in your lungs that result in chronic respiratory and immune system damage. The more and harder you breathe, the more damage you cause to your body. Avoid exercise.

Pollution is the leading cause of death and illness. Low level (tropospheric) ozone is a major contributor to air pollution diseases.

View the current air quality for Philadelphia.

June 11, 2017 is one of those days:

Philadelphia Air Quality Alert

Philadelphia Air Quality Alert

NOTE: Graphics are from the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency of the United States of America)

Death By Ozone | The Ozone Know Zone

Ozone is not only killing humans, it is also killing the trees. The chain reaction is known as an adverse feedback loop.

Dying Trees, The Membrane Domain

  1. Tree Death Questions
  2. The Earth’s Status
  3. Answers About Ozone and Dying Trees
  4. Ozone Questions Part 4
  5. Ozone Answers Part 5