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January Quarterly Meeting Recap

On Tuesday, January 24, 2017, the GSI Partners gathered at Temple University Center City for our January Quarterly Meeting. At this meeting, we recognized all the work the GSI Partners and its members have accomplished in 2016 and looked ahead to 2017.   Highlights of our review included our advocacy efforts to reaffirm and prioritize
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Rain Check Educates 1000th Resident This Year

Philadelphia Water’s Rain Check has hosted over one thousand participants at workshops this fiscal year, the first year since PHS and SBN began administering the program. These numbers have surged since April when we opened workshops to all city residents and for all the residential stormwater management tools (previously they were just for those interested in rain barrels).
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Rain Check Adding Contractors Due to High Demand

PWD’s Rain Check program has seen a surge of participants over the past two months, partially due to the warmer weather and the recent citywide expansion. To meet this demand, we are in the process of hiring a few additional contractors, and are seeking a few more. We are currently most interested in locally-owned firms
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PWD’s Rain Check Program

We are working with PWD and PHS to plan the next several training seminars for Rain Check contractors.  The next one, scheduled for September 19th, will bring all contractors together – those experienced and those new to the program.  We’ll share successes of the program to date, programmatic updates, and facilitate a feedback session.  Next up: rain
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PWD’s Rain Check Program – Contractor Training 1

As we mentioned last month, the Sustainable Business Network (SBN), via the GSI Partners, is proud to be working with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society to expand the city’s residential stormwater management efforts through our partnership in the management of PWD’s Rain Check program.  We value this program because it not only supports Green City, Clean Waters,
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PWD’s Rain Check Program

The Sustainable Business Network, via the GSI Partners, is proud to be working with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society to expand the city’s residential stormwater management efforts through our partnership in the management of PWD’s wonderful Rain Check program.  We have been working with both PWD and PHS to make the transition as smooth as possible,
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