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Updated Greenworks Plan includes SBN’s recommendations on GCCW

At the beginning of November, we saw the release of Greenworks, the City of Philadelphia’s updated comprehensive sustainability plan. We were pleased to see the recommendations the Sustainable Business Network (SBN) made to the Office of Sustainability on behalf of our members were incorporated into the final version of the Greenworks plan. SBN’s recommendations focused on
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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
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Advancing the GSI Partners is One of Seven Priorities for SBN’s New Strategic Plan    

We’ve been working on a new strategic plan at the Sustainable Business Network since the spring. We started with a series of interviews, surveys and a Town Hall meeting to gather input from our members, staff, and board. Then we worked to identify seven strategic priorities to guide our work over the next few years,
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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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Join a Delegation for SBN’s Good Economy Challenge

Now is your chance to represent SBN and be a part of advocating for the Good Economy Challenge! Over the next several weeks, we’ll be meeting with candidates to discuss our positions, ask for their support of our recommendations, and foster relationships to champion a more sustainable economy in the coming years. Get active and join these delegations!Upcoming Delegation
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William Penn Foundation Award

We are so proud to announce that SBN was awarded a 2-year grant in the amount of $377,000 to support the GSI Partners’ ongoing work to create a strong local industry where green stormwater infrastructure is in high demand, to amplify the local economic impact of both public and private green infrastructure investments, and to support
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MAC-IECA’s 21st Annual Conference, Workshop, and Trade Expo

Registration is open for the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association’s Annual Conference. This year’s conference focus is “Erosion Control and Green Stormwater Infrastructure.“ **Our Project Manager, Anna Shipp, will be leading a breakout session, “Collaborating to Advance the Local GSI Industry”** September 16th – 18th, 2014 @ Radisson Hotel Valley Forge King of Prussia, PA
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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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