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 Philadelphia Serving as a Green Infrastructure Pioneer

Mayor Kenney helped kickoff Infrastructure Week, which took place May 15 through the 19, by writing an op-ed for the Brookings Institute on the successes of Philadelphia’s Green City, Clean Waters (GCCW). The article points to GCCW’s environmental successes and highlights the next wave of workforce development opportunities and contract opportunities for small and local
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William Penn Foundation invests $100 Million in the Rebuild initiative

In November the William Penn Foundation made an announcement of their historic investment of $100 Million to the Rebuilding Community Infrastructure Initiative (“Rebuild”) as part of Mayor Kenney’s plan to transform city parks, libraries, recreation centers, and playgrounds to enhance community life in neighborhoods across Philadelphia. In a press release, Shawn McCaney, the William Penn Foundation’s interim
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Updated Greenworks Plan includes SBN’s recommendations on GCCW

At the beginning of November, we saw the release of Greenworks, the City of Philadelphia’s updated comprehensive sustainability plan. We were pleased to see the recommendations the Sustainable Business Network (SBN) made to the Office of Sustainability on behalf of our members were incorporated into the final version of the Greenworks plan. SBN’s recommendations focused on
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Mayor Michael Nutter recognized by ASLA with the Olmstead Medal

At the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Landscape Architects in New Orleans, the Honorable Michael Nutter was bestowed the Olmstead Medal. The Olmstead Medal recognizes “individuals, organizations, agencies or programs outside the profession of landscape architecture for their environmental leadership, vision and stewardship”. Mayor Nutter was recognized for championing several initiatives during his
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Clean Water Act Task Force will improve inter-agency coordination for GCCW

We are excited to learn that the Kenney Administration is moving forward on the convening of a Clean Water Act Task Force, which will include representatives of many City agencies who will work collaboratively among themselves and with other stakeholders to achieve the goals of the federal Clean Water Act and the City’s priority to
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Office of Sustainability Kicks Off Greenworks Engagement Sessions

Mayor Kenney reaffirmed his commitment to Philadelphia’s sustainability plans by announcing a series of public engagement opportunities designed to solicit input from stakeholders on the next version of Greenworks, the City’s sustainability framework.   The new Greenworks will build upon the success of the first program, launched in 2009. That 8-year plan had five areas
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SBN Launches the Good Economy Challenge; includes recommendation to advance Green City, Clean Waters

  The Sustainable Business Network has launched the Good Economy Challenge, a targeted campaign to persuade Mayoral and City Council candidates to embrace the challenge of creating a more sustainable local economy ahead of the 2015 election. One of the five recommendations that SBN is advocating for is strong leadership for the advancement of the
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Mayoral Forum on Equitable Development

Candidates for Mayor will be invited to answer questions and share their ideas on how Philadelphia can nurture growth and development in a way that attacks inequality, improves the conditions of our neighborhoods, and provides opportunities for all residents to benefit from a stronger city. Wednesday April 1, 2015 5:30 pm Hosted by PACDC and
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