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Brilliant! A Free Giveaway: Two Tickets to the Flower Show

Flower Show

Take a trip to Britain without leaving Philadelphia! Win a free ticket to the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show by filling out this entry form and verify your entry by liking PWD on Facebook or following us on Twitter.  We have two tickets to give away, and will announce the winner of our random auction on Wednesday morning, March 6th by e-mailing the winners.

While you’re exploring the gardens of our mother country, be sure to stop by PWD’s exhibit focusing on sustainable infrastructure. Our kid-friendly theme, the Power of Poop, explains how the Water Department is converting sewage into energy. Currently under construction, PWD’s biogas cogeneration facility will take gas produced from the breakdown of sewage and convert it into electricity to produce 85% of the energy required to power the Northeast Water Pollution Control Plant. 

Don’t forget to pick up free packets of sunflower seeds to support the Great Sunflower Project. 

The Flower Show runs every day through Sunday, March 10th at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th & Arch Streets. 


This Wednesday, 12/5 - The Ripple Effect at Fairmount Water Works!


Join environmental journalist and author Alex Prud'homme at the Fairmount Waterworks Interpretive
Center on December 5th from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm as he shares his easy rules for keeping our planet’s
water clean and healthy!

The evening will also include a showing of the documentary which Alex Prud'homme’s book inspired, Last Call at the Oasis.

Prud'homme will be discussing his novel The Ripple Effect, from its conception over a lunch with Julia Child to his travels across the country examining the ways the United States is handling its water resources. Topics include water pollution, the cost of infrastructure, water privatization and more. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing, with proceeds going to support the Water Works’ 2013 Schuylkill Soundings program.

Listeners will learn from Prud'homme about new types of water pollution, the expenses of maintaining a failing infrastructure system, the controversial topics of bottled water and water privatization, and the effects of climate change and population growth on our ecosystems, and will be taught how to cut down on their own “ripple effects.”

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