The mission of The Philadelphia Citizen is twofold: to provide deeply reported journalism that emphasizes solutions to advance our region and to actively reignite citizenship in and around Philadelphia. Recognizing that media that chronicles only what’s wrong without considering how to address underlying issues is only doing half a job, The Citizen provides not just facts, but context and remedies. By promoting and supporting Philadelphia’s positive change agents and taking to task the business-as-usual crowd, The Citizen underscores the role that each of us can play in charting Philadelphia’s way forward.
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This was supposed to be a story about Hello, a game that helps people have conversations about their end-of-life wishes and, in the process, enables them to explore and express what matters most to them. But as it turns out, the creators of the game—Jethro Heiko and Nick Jehlen, whose company is called Common Practice—are … Continue reading Life, Death, Democracy and…pins?
We all know and love bike share programs, like Philly’s own Indego. But in South Jersey, the Collingswood Farmers’ Market put its own twist on that model: a reusable bag share program. Under the Collingswood Bag Share, customers who don’t have a reusable shopping bag with them can stop by a table at the market … Continue reading Ideas We Should Steal: Reusable Bag Share