A huge thank you to Philadelphia City Paper for featuring the greenSTEM Network on the cover of last week’s issue. “The Story Is In The Soil” was written by digital media and film editor Paulina Reso, and it efficiently captures the many facets of this project. Namely, the environmental benefits of the Water Department’s Green City, Clean Waters plan, the unique partnership between the city and civic hackers (thank you, Jarvus Innovations), and the impact our work can have in Philly public schools whose STEM education resources can be stretched thin. (Also, the pull quote from Nebinger 8th grader Amir Woodson couldn’t have been better scripted in an after-school special: “It will teach me how to love plants.”)
We also got a really nice writeup over at Generocity, a fantastic resource for more info on social innovation in Philadelphia.