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NOFA Organic Land Care Course begins December 8, 2014 at PHS

A 30-hour organic land care accreditation course for land care professionals, designers and environmental educators begins December 8 at PHS. This class provides a well-rounded curriculum for understanding organic land care principles, practices, design and maintenance. Presented in partnership with the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA), the curriculum is based on NOFA’s Standards for Organic
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The Growing Greener Coalition’s “Finding The Green” 

 “The purpose of this single-source guide is to provide an overview of funding opportunities that may be of help to you. The guide contains a thorough listing of state funding programs for conservation, preservation and recreation projects, including the more recent funding made available from Act 13 of 2012.  In addition to a list of
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Advocacy Committee Update

Related to our three main goals to: 1) maximize the number of greened acres, especially those that are vegetated and innovative, 2) maximize the local economic impact of the public and private investment in GSI, and 3) ensure robust support for the longevity of the Green City, Clean Waters plan, the GSI Partners Advocacy Committee
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New Orleans Delegation Visits Philadelphia

On October 6, a delegation of New Orleans stakeholders visited Philadelphia to meet with their counterparts who are in similar roles and leading green infrastructure projects. The delegation included New Orleans City Council members and Chiefs of Staff; Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans leaders (equivalent to PWD); foundation leaders (Greater New Orleans Foundation,
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Venice Island is Open!

  “After years of hard work and collaboration between the Philadelphia Water Department, Philadelphia Parks and Recreations, and the Manayunk community, Venice Island is now open.  The project not only protects and improves the health of the Schuylkill River, but also includes a full-scale reconstruction of the recreational facilities and community amenities, including a new
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Oregon State University Cuts Ribbon on Green Stormwater Infrastructure Research Facility

 “OSU-Benton County is a three-celled stormwater research facility for field-scale experiments and testing on green infrastructure.  The cells provide the ability to test various stormwater treatment technologies and treatment of various stormwater contaminants.  These cells are also instrumented with multiple sensors to enable better data collection and modeling…In addition to stormwater treatment, this facility supports
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Healthy Urban Waters: Empowering People, Improving Communities and Creating Jobs

Green Treks is a Philadelphia-based video production and educational non-profit that highlights environmental solutions to inspire actions within our community.  Their latest video, Healthy Urban Waters: Empowering People, Improving Communities, and Creating Jobs, spotlights a few stories that reinforce what we know to be true: that green infrastructure improves water quality in a cost-effective way; makes communities healthier,
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October Quarterly Partners Meeting

We started off Tuesday in the best way – with another wonderful Quarterly Meeting hosted by the always-gracious folks at Urban Engineers.  We celebrated our first 2 years* with a review of all we’ve done in that short time: our Local Community of Practice and Strategic Plan; branding and the launch of our website; membership and sponsorship growth;
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