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  Food & Farming


Eat Local


Bakeries | Cafes | Caterers | Food Trucks | Institutions | Personal Chefs | Restaurants | Specialty Stores


Buy Local


Alcohol | Brewery | Buying Clubs | Chocolatier | Coffee Roaster | Distiller | Education & Advocacy Groups
Farmers Markets | Farmers Market Management | Farmstands
Food Artisans | Grocers, Markets & Co-ops | Honey | Ice Cream | Orchards | Soy Products


Grow Local (Urban Agriculture)


Beekeepers | Compost | Edible Garden Design & Installation | Edible Garden Sharing | Education, Advocacy & Support Groups
Feed | Gardens, Community | Hay & Straw | Incubators | Nurseries | Orchards
Services: Rototilling | Sharpening | Shredding | Trucking
Tools & Supplies: Seeds | Software | Toolsharing
Urban Farms | Urban Farms offering CSA shares


Visit Local Agriculture


Farms | Farms offering CSA shares | Farms offering CSA shares for meats | Farms, Dairy | Farms, U-Pick | Orchards | Vineyards




Buy Local: Bags | Clothing | Consignment Shops | Designers | Dressmakers | Retail, Eco-Boutique | Retail, Upcycled | Shoes
Support | Tailors | Thrift Stores | Vintage Stores


Make Local: Fabric & Fiber | Hide Brokers | Sewing Machines | Textiles | Wool & Weaving Supplies


Green Living


Buy Stuff: Antiques | Books | Cleaning supplies | Florists | Furniture | Health & Beauty Aids | Home Contents | Office Supplies


Get Help: Cleaning Services | Gardening services | Laundry services



Green Building


Structures: Architects | Architectural Salvage | Biological Drain Line Restoration | Building Services
Composting Toilets, installations & installers | Developers | Earth Sheltered Structures | Eco-Villages
Education & Advocacy Groups | Financing Conservation & Energy Efficiency | Fireplaces & Woodstoves
Gray Water Systems, installations & installers | Green Roofs | Green Stores | Hardware Stores | Insulation | Mold Remediation
Resources | Tool sharing | Window Coverings | Windows & Doors


Land: Landscaping Services | Native Plant Nurseries | Stormwater Management | Tree Service
Xeriscaping, installations & installers





Acupressure | Acupuncture | Alexander Technique | Aromatherapy | Ayurveda | Beauty Salons | Body Work | Breathwork
Chakra Balancing | Chelation | Childbirth | Chiropractic | Clinics | Colon Therapy | Cosmetics & Beauty Supplies
Cranio-Sacral Therapy | Crystal Resonance Therapy | Dentists | Diaper Service |  Dreamwork | Ear Candling
Education & Advocacy Groups | Equine Assisted Therapy | Exercise & Fitness Classes | Family Planning | Feldenkrais | Feng Shui
Flotation Tank | Flower Essences | Folk/Traditional Medicine | Funeral Services | Healing Arts | Healing Touch
Health Clubs & Gyms | Hellerwork | Herbalist | Homeopathic | Hypnotherapy | Inversion | Iridiology | Journaling | Kinesiology
Korean Hand Therapy (Ji Jitsu?) | Macrobiotic | Martial Arts | Magnet Therapy| Massage Therapy | Mediation | Meditation  Midwives | Nail Salons | Naturopathy |  Nutritional Therapy | Occupational Therapy | Opticians | Optometrists | Ortho-Bionomy  Osteopathy | Parenting Skills | Personal Chef | Personal Trainers | Pilates | Polarity Therapy | Psychologists | Physical Therapy  Qigong | Rapid Eye Technology | Reflexology | Reike | Rolfing | Shiatsu | Somatic Education | Spas | Support | Tai Chi | Vitamins  Water Therapy | Watsu or Water Shiatsu | Wellness Centers | Yoga




Energy


Conservation: Air Sealing | Building Analysts | Conservation | Education & Advocacy Groups | Energy Consulants | Glass Tinting
Insulation installers | Roof Coating / Green Roof, installations & installers | Windows & Doors installers


Efficiency


Clean Renewables: Biofuel | Electricity, Renewable | Geothermal installations & installers | Solar Cookers | Solar Installer Training
Solar Electric installations & installers | Solar Heating installations | Solar Water Heating installations & installers
Wind installations & installers




(Green) Transportation & Travel


Auto: Auto Repair | Car-sharing | Ride-sharing


Bicycle: Accessories | Bikes in Commercial Applications | Bike Fabricators | Bike Share / Bike Rental
Bike Clinics | Bike Shops in Phila | Bike Shops in 'burbs | Pedicabs


Bed & Breakfast | Education & Advocacy Groups | Hotels | Transit

Waste & Recycling (was ZeroWaste)


Compost: Composting Services | Compost Sharing | Yard Waste
Education & Advocacy Groups
Hazardous Waste: Household Hazardous Waste | Prescription Drugs
Recycle: Appliances | Batteries | Electronics | Light Bulbs | Metals | Oils | Paint | Plastics | Residential Recycling Program | Tires | Waste Oil
Reduce:

Repair: Appliances | Jewelry | Pianos | Printers | Sewing Machines | Shoes | Violins
Reuse: Antiques | Artists using Found Objects | Bikes | Books | Building Materials Salvaged, Reused or Reconstituted | Construction & Demolition Waste | Eyeglasses | Furniture | Packing Material | Textiles




Communications (was Media)


Audio | Magazines | Neighborhood News | Newspapers | Online | TV | Video



Civic Associations & Community Development Corporations | Co-working Groups | Maker Groups | Meeting Spaces
Non-Profit Groups | Occupy Groups | Peace Organizations | Religious Groups | Retreat Centers | Survival Groups
Tax Resistance | Voluntary Simplicity

Economics


Business Services: Graphic Design | Machine Shop | Manufacturers | Networking | Office Supplies | Prototyping
Resources | Sustainability Consultant | Website Design 


Cooperatives: Artists Co-ops | Childcare & Education Co-ops | Consumer Co-ops | Housing Co-ops | Land Trusts
Mutual Insurance | Worker Co-ops


Funding | Neighborhood Business Associations | Resources for non-profits | Jobs



Unique Schools: Schools, adult | Schools, colleges & universities | Schools, K-8


Learn Resiliency Skills: Brew Beer | Can Foods | Cook | Learn Farming | Green Building | Glass blowing | Knitting | Music
Organic Gardening | Pottery | Sewing | Shoemaking | Woodworking



Air Quality | Animal Rights | City & Regional Planning | Climate Change | Conservation Groups | Environmental Advocacy
Environmental Education | Friends of .. | Greening Groups | Greening Groups in Faith-based Orgs | Greening Groups in Schools
Historic Preservation Groups | Horticulture | Mountain Justice Groups | Tree Planting Groups | Water Conservation | Water Quality
Wildlife Rescue



Banks, locally-owned | Barter networks | Community development credit unions | Credit unions | Education & advocacy groups
Insurance | Investment |  | Micro-credit | Micro-grants | Mutual credit & Local Currencies



Citizen Activists | City of Philadelphia | State of Pennsylvania



Have we missed something? Write us and we'll be happy to update this. Thoughts and references about this guide organized here.


want change? try this! Meenal Raval 2005-2014 last update 14 Mar 2014