Please join us for the Beautification meeting on Monday, February 18, at 7:30 at the Business Entrance of EPX Center at 1729 S. 11th Street (Middle building north of main school on Ss. Neumann/Goretti Campus). Well will be discussing the first steps of starting a community garden in our civic, our protocols, and voting on a permanent name for our committee. Hope to see you there!

The January 2013 EPX Beautification/Environment (Clean and Green) Committee meeting will be held on Monday, January 21 from 7:30pm – 8:30pm at the EPX Center 1729 S. 11th St (Enter at gate north of 11th & Moore St Neumann Goretti High School entrance).

Meet the new chair Matthew Simone and discuss what direction you want to see the committee take!

EPX and a few other South Philly civics are joining forces to sponsor a neighborhood Christmas Tree-recycling event on Saturday, January 5th. You can bring your tree (stripped of its lovely decorations & ornaments) to Columbus Square Park (13th & Reed) from 10am – 4pm where it will be turned into wood chips that will be used in public parks & gardens. The cost is only $5 and this earth-friendly act will surely get you onto Santa’s Nice list for 2013!

While the City will pick up trees that are left on the curb on your regular trash night, these trees will not be recycled and will be instead sent to the landfill with other garbage. If you are unable to attend our local Tree recycling event at Columbus Square Park, you may also bring your tree for recycling to the Streets Department’s Citizen Drop-Off Center at 3033 S. 63rd Street from January 7-12 from 8 am – 6 pm, Monday through Saturday. For more info, visit www.phila.gov/streets/ChristmasTrees.html or call 3-1-1.