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Green Roof Tax Credit Doubled

On Monday March 16, GSI Partners Project Manager, Anna Shipp, and two members, Melissa Muroff of Roofmeadow and Jim Maransky of E-Built, testified at a City Council hearing in support of expanding incentives for green roofs.  Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown’s bill proposed to increase the tax credit from 25% of the total cost of installation
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Committee Updates

Committee Updates – Our Advocacy Committee finalized our platform for strong unified leadership around the advancement of Green City, Clean Waters for the upcoming Mayoral and City Council elections.  We have begun outreach to candidates (and have already met with a few), organizational partners, fellow members, etc. to raise awareness of and garner support for our platform in preparation for SBN’s Mayoral Forum, as well as the primary and the election
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SBN Strategic Planning

The Sustainable Business Network has commenced our Strategic Plan update process.  Member and stakeholder engagement is a huge part of the process, so keep your ear to the ground for opportunities to participate in interviews, focus groups, and surveys.  Share with us what’s most important and valuable to you about this unique network of socially and environmentally conscious
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Join a Delegation for SBN’s Good Economy Challenge

Now is your chance to represent SBN and be a part of advocating for the Good Economy Challenge! Over the next several weeks, we’ll be meeting with candidates to discuss our positions, ask for their support of our recommendations, and foster relationships to champion a more sustainable economy in the coming years. Get active and join these delegations!Upcoming Delegation
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Members making the press

Join us in congratulating Lou Rodriguez, the CEO of Rodriguez Consulting, who was named Chairman of the Board of the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in February. GPHCC is also an SBN Member. The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is hosting thePhiladelphia Flower Show, running now through March 8th at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. 2015 marks the tradition’s
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Growing Membership

This year we have already welcomed several new members into our network, including Andropogon, Avant Gardens, Cider Mill Landscapes, and SALT Design Studio.  If you aren’t familiar with these great local businesses, we encourage you to look them up. We continue to grow our network of local GSI industry professionals.  Becoming a GSI Partner means becoming an
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A Note from PWD

A Note from PWD is a monthly feature new for 2015. We thank PWD for providing monthly content for this section.   PWD continues to solicit feedback from the development community about the proposed changes to Stormwater Regulations set to take effect in July of 2015. The first of a series of focus groups was held on
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Upcoming Courses for Landscape/Hardscape Professionals

Here is a snapshot of upcoming opportunities.  These are targeted at landscape and/or hardscape professionals interested in working towards ICPI’s Permeable Interlocking Concrete Paver (PICP) Specialist designation or are simply interested in learning more about the specifics of porous paver installation. ICPI Concrete Paver Installer Course Many local options. See ICPI’s website for the full list. PICP
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