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Rain Check Trainings and Project Tour

 It’s been a busy month for Rain Check!  On November 6th, PWD, PHS, and SBN staff toured completed Rain Check projects throughout the city. We visited rain barrels, downspout planters, rain gardens, and porous driveways, allowing us to see first-hand some of the great work of our Rain Check contractors.  It was such a successful
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NRDC Hosts Roundtable on “Green Edge Report”

On November 12th, the NRDC hosted a roundtable in Philadelphia as a follow up to their 2013 Green Edge Report. The all-day event brought together 20 professionals from NYC, Philadelphia, and DC, including representatives from the development community, property owners and managers, engineers, and government to discuss strategies that could better facilitate private sector implementation of green stormwater infrastructure. We
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GSI Partners’ New Program Associate

Please join me in offering a warm welcome to Chris Hershberger-Esh.  He will be providing administrative and program support, splitting his time between the GSI Partners and the Rain Check program.  He comes to us with great experience including non-profit program coordination, stakeholder engagement, and coordination of policy and advocacy efforts.  He has a commitment
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Advocacy Committee Finalizing Platform for 2015 Elections

Our Advocacy Committee continues to close in on an issue platform for the upcoming Mayoral and City Council elections.  We are focusing on what the next Mayor and Council can do to ensure the longevity and maximum success of Green City, Clean Waters, better facilitate low impact development and green stormwater infrastructure, and foster a GSI industry and innovation hub here
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Business Engagement Committee Update

 Our Business Engagement Committee distilled all of your wonderful feedback from our October Quarterly Meeting and is working on a calendar for 2015 based on your ideas for content and networking.  Major themes that are informing the development of that calendar are requests for case studies and panel presentations as well as more opportunities to
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GSI Partners’ Plan Review Committee Submits Report to PWD

After several months of interviews, writing, and follow up conversations, our Plan Review Committee finalized our recommendations to PWD regarding improvements to Stormwater Plan Review.  We shared the final report on November 3rd and are looking forward to our meeting with PWD on Thursday, December 4th to discuss our findings; we thank PWD for the opportunity.
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PWD Launches New “Stormwater Pioneers” Award

Developers and private property owners play an important role in urban stormwater management. Redevelopment projects and retrofits of existing sites provide huge opportunities for green stormwater management.  It’s important to recognize the developers and property owners who commit to the greenest and/or innovative approaches, as well as the design and construction teams that make these projects realities.  Providing this recognition is the idea behind PWD’s new
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SBN Holiday Party and Directory Release In partnership with Grid Magazine

Join us and your fellow local and sustainably-minded enterprises to celebrate the holiday season and another successful year for the Sustainable Business Network. Thursday December 11, 2014 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Reading Terminal Market Philadelphia, PA RSVP