Eco friendly resources for you and your neighborhood
Community Cleanup Resources
Every spring, NKCDC coordinates a community-wide cleanup day. But you can keep your neighborhood clean year-round with these local networks and tools.
Go green and save some green. It doesn’t have to cost more to care about the environment. Whether you’re looking for fresh food, renewable energy, or a free tree for the sidewalk in front of your home, NKCDC has a ton of resources to help you meet your sustainability goals.
Vacant Land Resources
Get more information on a vacant property that has been a nuisance on your block or that you may be interested in buying.
Lead & Air Testing
How to get soil, water or blood tests for lead, and who to call to report air quality or noise pollution issues.
Our commitment to an eco friendly future
Open Space Management
In 1996, NKCDC and community members began cleaning vacant lots that were easy targets for illegal dumping and criminal activity. Today, our approach is the basis for the PHS LandCare Program, and our crew cleans and mows more than 900 parcels a year.
Big Green Block
Beginning in 2008, a collaboration of public, private and non-profit partners turned 20 trash-strewn acres of vacant land into a showcase of green infrastructure in Fishtown.
Sustainable 19125 and 19134
Initiated by NKCDC and Pennsylvania Horticultural Society in 2009, more than 60 residents and community groups worked to create the greenest zip codes in Philadelphia. Though no longer active, Sustainable 19125 and 19134 remains a model for neighborhood greening programs nationwide.
The NKCDC Garden is a breath of fresh air on the Frankford Avenue corridor. Located on the corner of Berks Street, the space regularly hosts community events and markets featuring local artists, musicians, and vendors. It is also available for private rentals.