Trees aren’t generally controversial. They usually look nice, they provide shade and improve the air and water quality. Scientists say they even make people happier. But when it comes to planting a tree on the street, many Philadelphians say — nuh-uh, not in my sidewalk.
It was at WHYY’s headquarters and with a room full of environmental activists and socially conscious members that a Dominican woman from Northeast Philadelphia received the Sustain PHL Activist of the Year award, an initiative by Green Philly, last evening Aug. 16. The Philadelphia’s SustainPHL Awards highlight and celebrate community changemakers and sustainability visionaries….