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Growing Up Green

PIC works with the TerraCycle and Crayola ColorCycle recycling programs to help divert difficult-to-recycle waste from landfills. We currently have three collection programs in place. All PIC families are invited to drop off recyclables directly to any of the classrooms that host a program. Diaper...
The Fireflies took a field trip recently when Jessica McAtamney, Tiernan's mom, invited them to visit her at work. Jessica is a teacher at W.B. Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences located in Upper Roxborough. It provides an unique educational experience of academics and agriculture. According...
PIC children began recycling through TerraCycle in December 2012. Our very first effort began with the Roadrunners when they noticed how many children brought cheese sticks for lunch. They decided to start recycling cheese wrappers. Since that time, several recycling "brigades" have been formed at...
West Philadelphia resident Mary Ellen McCarty made this short video showcasing University City District's Dirt Factory, and featuring PIC dad, Seth Budick. Located at 4308 Market Street, the Dirt Factory is a community composting facility for University City.
We are thrilled to announce that PIC has been designated as Eco-Healthy by Eco-Healthy Child Care. What does that mean? PIC earned the designation “Eco-Healthy” by following guidelines that highlight simple steps child care centers can take to create safer environments for children. Eco-Healthy...
Registration is now open for the 7th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup , which is set for Saturday, April 5th, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Philadelphia residents are encouraged to come out and help rid Philadelphia of litter. In 2013, more than 13,000 volunteers helped collect over a million pounds of trash...
All the staff and children at PIC have been doing a bang up job participating in the weekly compost collection by the Roadrunners! So good, that we have reached capacity and find that we have TOO MUCH!! We are thrilled to hear that many families and staff have begun to incorporate composting into...
Did you know that several of our classrooms are actively participating in recycling programs? PIC works with the TerraCycle and Crayola ColorCycle recycling programs to help divert difficult-to-recycle waste from landfills. To date we have five programs in place. All PIC families are invited to drop...
Composting at PIC is not really a new thing. PIC's Roadrunner preschool classroom and After School Center have been worm composting since 2001! But more recently, the entire Center has gotten involved and the amount of organic materials we collect has increased. During the week, all of our...
The Academy of Natural Sciences and Moms Clean Air Force present an Urban Sustainability Forum panel discussion on air pollution and children’s health.