5 responses to ?City Paper Park(ing) Day Challenge?

This way to city ​​paper, we like each other Park(ing) Day — the holiday where various environmental, sustainability and other groups meet. take over parking spots and turn them into miniature parks for the day. CP’s Catherine Grubb told you about it in this week’s newspaper. You can find more information on the Parking Day Philly website where there is an interactive map and a printable map. You can, of course, follow on Twitter at twitter.com/parkingdayphila. And please upload any photos you take to the World Parking Day Flickr group.

We’re going to get as many Park(ing) Day photos here as possible, starting with these:

Pictures | Brian Howard’s Android
350 Philly is part of a global movement to reduce – and prepare for
a bit of high school chemistry here – the parts per million of CO2 in the
Earth’s atmosphere from 390 to 350, a level of many scientists, the climate
experts and progressive governments have considered superior security
limit. There will be a 350 rally in Philadelphia on October 24. Go see them on the web
or on their Facebook. (Chestnut Street west of Broad)

Lots more pics after the jump

Pictures | Brian Howard’s Android
Zip Car has created a little cafe that I would have investigated further if I wasn’t into it
imminent danger of being crushed. (Chestnut Street)
Pictures | Brian Howard’s Android
The folks at SMP Architects and Viridian Landscape Studio were just
assembling their .004 Acre Woods when I passed by this morning at 8:45.
The materials were from NRI, and one of the architects happily told me
that the exhibit will be recycled into woodchips which will then somehow be
transformed into company Christmas decorations. (16th and Walnut). See the pictures
of the completed installation, and many other spaces, on dragonballyee.com.

Pictures | Brian Howard’s Android
The folks at PostGreen, the folks behind the 100k House, were setting up a
bean bag toss. I don’t know what it is.
(Second and Market)
Pictures | Caroline Huckabay
Atkin Olshin Schade Architects, Head of Sustainability
Environmental Education Eenter in Gladwyne, settles on Walnut Street
between 9th and 10th, drawing with pencils, playing mini-golf
and laughing in the middle of the crazy mid-morning traffic.
Pictures | Caroline Huckabay
Graceful Gardens owner Grace Wicks has kindly
donned his gardener hat for a quick grassy photo shoot. She says
that later this afternoon she will be demonstrating edible landscaping at her home
Parking(ing) Day spot, just above the Schuylkill at 30th and Walnut.
Pictures | Caroline Huckabay
Trophy Bikes shared space with Graceful Gardens in West Philly,
displaying all sorts of alternatives to two-wheeled cars. They didn’t put
gardening hats, though.
Pictures | Caroline Huckabay
The lovely ladies of the Free Books Park at Liberties Walk told me that,
if I were to show up in the afternoon, there would be
lots more free books up for grabs. Schmidts Square
residents (we’re looking at you, Mr. Danza), take note.
Pictures | Dominique Mercier
AIA parking lot, 1218 Arch Street.

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