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Soil Performance in GSI: Symposium Recap

On May 25th, SBN’s GSI Partners and DVGBC hosted the first of two peer-to-peer symposia to convene local industry professionals for a facilitated conversation around dynamic performance aspects of GSI. Truly green stormwater infrastructure (GSI), i.e. the vegetated practices, are systems that demonstrate the dynamic relationship between water, soil, and plants.   The first symposium
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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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Candidates Discuss GCCW at SBN’s Good Economy Challenge Mayoral Forum

The five Democrats in the Philadelphia Mayoral Race were at Temple University to participate in the Sustainable Business Network’s Good Economy Challenge Mayoral Forum. They were asked a series of questions to guage their support for SBN’s 5-point platform. The auditorium was full of SBN members, partner organizations, and other Philadelphia residents supporting a strong local
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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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GSI Partners’ Committee Updates January 2015

Committee Updates – Our Business Engagement Committee has finalized the special topics for our 2015 Quarterly Meeting calendar.  Next, they will develop our 2015 membership growth strategy. Our Plan Review Committee met with PWD to share the findings of our report, PWD’s Stormwater Plan Review: Compliments and Recommendations for Continued Improvements.  It was received favorably, and the Committee will continue
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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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