Timberland Transforms Philadelphia Green Space in Second Year of its Urban Greening Commitment

Nov 14, 2017 1:30 PM ET
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Recently, over 100 volunteers from Timberland and its partners from Journeys, KicksUSA and Urban Outfitters, as well as local Philadelphia photo-blogger Conrad Benner of StreetsDept.com, came together to help transform a section of an abandoned railway in Philadelphia into a new city green space, that will open to the public in Spring 2018. Timberland organized the volunteer day in partnership with the Center City District Foundation to transform roughly 25,000 square feet of landscaping at the Rail Park, which amounts to almost four times the size of Timberland’s Philadelphia-area stores. Together volunteers distributed over 65 yards of topsoil and planted 1,100 plants and shrubs throughout the space. Philadelphia is the second city to benefit from Timberland’s efforts as part of its five-year urban greening initiative, whereby each year it chooses a city with a Timberland® retail presence, and matches or exceeds its store(s) footprint with the creation or restoration of an equivalent or greater amount of green space. 

To learn more about Timberland’s commitments to create responsible products, protect the outdoors and support communities around the globe, visit timberland.com/responsibility.