Sustainable Business Network

Tagged: GSI Partners

News RSS Feed

Philadelphia Land Bank welcomes 2 new Board Members, including SBN’s own, Anna Shipp!

This month the Philadelphia Land Bank welcomed two new board members including Anna Shipp, Project Manager of SBN’s GSI Partners! The Philadelphia Land Bank is a quasi-governmental board that oversees the transfer and reuse of tax-delinquent or vacant property for public benefit or to be resold for re-development. The board includes lawyers, policy experts, and government administrators. 
Read More

SBN joins the Green City, Clean Waters Steering Committee

On July 7, we proudly joined Philadelphia Water and several non-profit partners at a kickoff meeting of the GCCW Steering Committee. The Steering Committee will work collaboratively to ensure continued support of GCCW among government agencies, non-profits, media and the public, and to advocate for policies that enhance GCCW implementation. The Steering Committee will also serve as advisors to PWD regarding GCCW and
Read More

TEND Landscapes, Organic Mechanics Soil Company, and Fine Garden Creations complete Rittenhouse Square renovation

Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia’s iconic six-acre park, recently completed its first renovation since 1913. GSI Partner members TEND Landscapes, Organic Mechanics Soil Company, and Fine Garden Creations were contracted by Friends of Rittenhouse Square to create a plan that would respect the park’s history, improve its function, and maintain it using organic methods.  Read more about
Read More

Green City, Clean Waters: 5 Down, 20 to Go!

Congratulations to the City of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Water (PWD) for surpassing the five year goals of Green City, Clean Waters (GCCW), Philadelphia’s groundbreaking agreement to reduce stormwater runoff and combined sewer overflows by investing in green stormwater infrastructure. Over 440 green stormwater infrastructure tools have greened almost 840 acres, keeping more than 1.5 billion gallons
Read More

Plant Performance in GSI: Symposium Recap

On June 27, SBN’s GSI Partners and DVGBC hosted the second of two peer-to-peer symposia exploring dynamic performance aspects of GSI. The symposium, held at Lea Elementary School, focused on plant performance in green stormwater infrastructure systems. Walter Yerk, Ph.D. candidate at Drexel University, presented his research on rainfall interception by shrubs and vegetated canopies; Sasha Eisenman, Ph.D., and Assistant Professor of
Read More

Philadelphia City Council Resolution Passed Recognizing the GSI Partners

On November 12, Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds-Brown introduced a resolution recognizing the GSI Partners. It is a tremendous achievement in that it recognizes SBN’s efforts to advance the region’s green stormwater infrastructure industry.  In only three years since its inception, the GSI Partners have realized significant achievements: Offering Continuing Education Grants to members to support the
Read More

Advocacy Committee Continues Feedback with Philadelphia Water on New Manual  

The new Stormwater Management Guidance Manual goes into effect today, July 1st.  Our Advocacy Committee has agreed that they want to conduct a formal review of and comment on this new Manual.  The goal is to highlight aspects of the Manual that support the prioritization of GSI as well as to identify areas that could be
Read More

Welcome KMS Design Group!

This month, KMS Design Group, LLC joined our network, as the 54th member. KMS is a landscape architecture and planning firm specializing in green and sustainable design-based solutions for public and private clients, based in Phoenixville, PA. Check out their directory listing here. Join the GSI Partners today, and become part of our efforts to
Read More

RFP Released for GSI Awards Ceremony

We are planning an Awards Ceremony to further celebrate and elevate the benefits of green stormwater infrastructure and partners who make these projects happen.  We were invited to have this ceremony in mid-September in conjunction with a conference PWD is convening that is bringing national stakeholders here to Philadelphia.  While the conference posed a great opportunity,
Read More

April GSI Partners’ Quarterly Meeting

Sixty-two people from 43 businesses attended the April 21st GSI Partners Quarterly meeting, the biggest turnout to date. We shared network updates, including committee updates, plans for a new awards ceremony, progress in the Good Economy Challenge, findings from the annual profile survey, progress on the Operation and Maintenance course, and much more. Following those updates, we
Read More