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SBN Supports City’s New Business Owners’ Bill of Rights
Long-time SBN priority, the Business Owners’ Bill of Rights, released...
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SBN Call for Board Member Candidates (2020-2023 Term)
The Leadership and Nominations Committee for the Sustainable Business Network...
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Collaboration in New Product Development: Including the End User in the Design
Written by Bradford Bucknum, Communications Manager, SBN.   Good design...
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The Economic, Social, and Environmental Case for Green City, Clean Waters: An Update
Research conducted on behalf of the Sustainable Business Network of...
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Why green stormwater infrastructure is smart policy and smart business
Click here to read our recent Philadelphia Business Journal Op-ed,...
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2019 Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony Winners
  The Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (SBN) celebrated...
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Innovation Finalist: Stroud Water Research Center
The Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony (May 23) is the...
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Innovation Finalist: Green Infrastructure Living Laboratory (GILL)
The Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony (May 23) is the...
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Innovation Finalist: Climate-Smart Cities
The Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony (May 23) is the...
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Innovation Finalist: Kelly Green Project
The Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony (May 23) is the...
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Innovation Finalist: Community Academy of Philadelphia Charter School
The Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony (May 23) is the...
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Private Project Finalist: West Laurel Hill Cemetery Nature’s Sanctuary
The Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony (May 23) is the...
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Private Project Finalist: Drexel Perelman Plaza and Korman Quad
The Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony (May 23) is the...
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Public Project Finalist: Panati Playground
The Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony (May 23) is the...
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Public Project Finalist: Andorra Creek Floodplain Restoration Project
The Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony (May 23) is the...
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Public Project Finalist: Chester Arthur Schoolyard
The Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony (May 23) is the...
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2019 Excellence in GSI Award Finalists Announced
We are proud to announce the 2019 Excellence in GSI...
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Designing with Maintenance in Mind
Written by Alanna Wittet, GSI Partners Program Associate For Lisa...
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A Vision (and a Plan) for Collaboration
While Green City, Clean Waters creates a vision for collaborative partnerships across...
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Announcing the 2018 Excellence in GSI Awards Winners
  On Thursday, May 17, the Sustainable Business Network of...
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Win Win
Crust Vegan Bakery and High Point Philly Team Up to...
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Quality and Tradition
The Motzi Bakery Story It’s hard to think anything could...
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Ask Yourself These 6 Questions Before You Hire A Consultant
Ask Patty: Aligning Process and Purpose (March 2018) Dear Patty, I’m...
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Why Innovation Depends on Cooperation
The Green Stormwater Infrastructure industry is a steadily evolving ecosystem....
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Maximizing Investment in (and from) the Community
The Mariposa Food Co-op Story Money spent at local businesses...
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Find Innovation at the Junction of the Impact & Business Case
When you hear innovation, more than likely, you associate the...
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Elevating the Value of Maintenance
We’ve been talking a lot about maintenance lately. Not just...
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Exceeding the Standard
The GREEN Program’s Best for PHL Story By Guest Contributer,...
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Airy Kitchens Takes On the Upcycle Challenge
Each year, over 45,000 visitors explore the exhibitors and features...
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Engaging Private Property Owners in GSI Maintenance
Guest Post by Kate Henry, Water Logs, LLC   Building on...
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The smallest decisions create an energy for change
The Random Tea Room Story Interview with Rebecca Goldschmidt, Owner...
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What I Wish I Knew When Starting a Consulting Business
Ask Patty: Aligning Process and Purpose (January 2018) Dear Patty, I...
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SBN Welcomes New Board of Directors Members
The SBN Board of Directors is excited to welcome new...
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Philadelphia Local Independent Business Community Meets with Philadelphia Mayor
Mayor Jim Kenney Meets with SBN Members at R2L Restaurant...
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A boon for the region’s economy
Photo Credit: PowerCorps PHL We already know that increasing the...
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Without people or the planet, profit is not possible
The Pixel Parlor Story What do BalletX, WXPN’s XPoNential Music...
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Call for Nominations: 2018 Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony
The Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony is the region’s only...
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Elevating the value of maintenance comes with great opportunities
  With the implementation of more and more GSI on public...
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Shop Local Every Day
On Saturday, Shop Small, but don’t stop there. On Small...
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The sooner, the better.
Do you want your GSI project to be successful?  ...
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We are thankful for you
It’s happening. The region is experiencing a dynamic movement. We are thankful...
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We need to talk about maintenance.
Last Friday, the third and final day of the 2017...
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“They Got Us”
The Power of Collaboration in Communally’s Rebranding Journey The name...
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Our City, Our Parks
On Saturday, volunteers across the city celebrated the LOVE Your Park...
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Opti wants to stop floods before they happen
As climate change brings increasingly frequent natural disasters, flooding has...
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Recap: October’s Quarterly Meeting
At the last Quarterly Meeting of 2017, GSI Partners clustered...
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Intended and Unintended Outcomes
Over the past few weeks, we’ve been thinking a lot...
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Philadelphia is going in the right direction but not fast enough
City of Philadelphia’s Commerce Director Harold Epps Meets with SBN’s...
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The Solopreneur
Meet Dr. Trudy Heller of Catch the Green Wave Walk...
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Jennifer Nichols, GreenWeaver Landscapes, LLC
SBN’s Meet Our Ambassadors Series Ambassadors are SBN Members that...
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Hand in Hand
Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership — Investing in people and protecting the local watershed...
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Intended Outcomes
Reduction of stormwater runoff. Improvement in water quality. Mitigation of...
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Unintended Outcomes
“Rain gardens are like children,” said Dennis Shelly of PEER Environmental,...
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How did Philadelphia’s parks score?
Philadelphia has made many improvements to public parks recently, and...
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Growing number of jobs from GSI maintenance
As the public becomes increasingly aware of the potential dangers...
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What is the impact economy, and how do I know if I’m part of it?
SBN and Best for PHL’s Minority Enterprise Development Week Panel...
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The Impact of GSI on Community Health and Safety
Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) installation is lauded for its positive...
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Jessica Levy, Blue Door Group, LLC
SBN’s Meet Our Ambassadors Series Ambassadors are SBN Members that...
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SBN Call for Board Member Candidates (2018 Term)
Leadership experience at a business-led organization The Nominations Committee for...
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Raise the Roof
The Solar States Story By Colleen Burns, Guest Contributor “Like...
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Letter from Fran Lawn, SBN’s GSI Partners New Program Manager
When SBN first entered the scene in Philadelphia, I recall thinking what makes...
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Letter from Alanna Wittet, SBN’s GSI Partners New Program Associate
“SBN’s GSI Partners embodies, for me, a true model of...
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Letter from Fran Lawn, SBN’s GSI Partners New Program Manager
“We will continue to move the needle forward on coalition-building,...
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Best for PHL Community Member Spotlight: WeGardn
WeGardn is making healthy foods accessible to all Written by...
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Maybe It’s You
The Circle Compost Story It is thrilling. Any book on...
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Sustainable Stormwater Management: GSI Operations & Maintenance Course
The GSI Operations and Maintenance course, a three-day learning experience,...
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How PowerCorps Helped Steer Paul Johnson’s Career
After spending six months in jail, Paul Johnson was concerned...
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Philadelphia Water Department Recognizes Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as Pioneer in Stormwater Management
Because of the impressive green stormwater infrastructure approaches applied to...
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Redefining Return: Invest in Talent
The R2L Story Peeling apples as a child in his...
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Bri Parker-Dinan, Philly Maid Green
SBN’s Meet Our Ambassadors Series Ambassadors are SBN Members that...
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Andropogon Staff Among Inaugural Group of SITES Credentials
GSI Partner member Andropogon Associates, Ltd announced that two of their landscape...
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Standing in Community
The Collaborative Power of Best for PHL by Guest Contributor,...
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Keep Close to Nature’s Heart
The Eating for the Ecosystem Story When Sherrilyn Billger was...
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Cerulean LLC honored with Legacy Award
GSI Partner member Cerulean LLC and its owner, Susan Harris,...
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Urban Land Institute Publishes Report on Real Estate and Rain Water
Philadelphia has been highlighted again in a new report from...
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 Philadelphia Serving as a Green Infrastructure Pioneer
Mayor Kenney helped kickoff Infrastructure Week, which took place May...
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New Report Explores Green Infrastructure Workforce
A new study, Exploring the Green Infrastructure Workforce, from Jobs...
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How We Got Here
The Abacus Wealth Partners Story “We want to make a...
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Three Ways to Get Involved in the Best for PHL Program
Written by Guest Contributor, Cynthia Estremera The Best for PHL...
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Alden Zove, Cedar Run Landscapes
SBN’s Meet Our Ambassadors Series Ambassadors are SBN Members that...
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Venue & Sponsors: 2017 Excellence in GSI Awards
  We are proud to present our venue and sponsors for...
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Keynote Speaker: 2017 Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony
We are proud to present our keynote speaker for the...
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What is the Value of Green Infrastructure? New Jersey Future’s New Tools and Events Drill Down
More and more people – from environmental advocates, to developers,...
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Earth Day Every Day
A Triple Bottom Line Perspective Dear SBN Community, Whether you...
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Jen Hombach, The City CoHo
SBN’s Meet Our Ambassadors Series Ambassadors are SBN Members that...
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Leadership in GSI: 2017 Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony
  Congratulations to Andrew Kricun, the Leadership in GSI Winner for the 2017...
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Research in GSI Winner: 2017 Excellence in GSI Awards
  Congratulations to the Philadelphia Water Department, the Research in...
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Courage Is A Seed Curtailed By Comfort
The Vault + Vine Story Falls Flowers, a boutique flower...
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Sustainable Education Designed For Professional Schedules
Penn State Great Valley’s Sustainable Management Practices Graduate Certificate We...
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GSI (Green Stormwater Infrastructure) Partners: April Update
Join us at our two upcoming events: Quarterly Meeting and...
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The Impact Challenge That Strengthened This Relationship-Based Real Estate Company
Best for PHL Community Member Spotlight: Eliza Michiels, Real Estate...
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Public Project Honorable Mention: 2017 Excellence in GSI Awards
  Congratulations to the partners of Heston Gardens for their...
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Early Adopters Project Winner: 2017 Excellence in GSI Awards
  Congratulations to Villanova University, the Early Adopter Winner for the...
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Private Project Finalists: 2017 Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony
Congratulations to the Private Project finalists for the 2017 Excellence in GSI...
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Public Project Finalists: 2017 Excellence in GSI Awards
Congratulations to the Public Project finalists for the 2017 Excellence in GSI...
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Delaware River Watershed Initiative debuts Stream Reach Assessment Tool
The Delaware River Watershed Initiative at the Academy of Natural...
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Temple Faculty and PennDOT Address Stormwater for I-95 Project
Faculty from Temple University and Villanova are partnering with the...
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Carry That Weight
Firth and Wilson Transport Cycles’s New Fleet The Bicycle Coalition...
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GSI Partners: March Update
Save the Date for the Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony...
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Introducing the Best for PHL Initiative
Are you Best for PHL? by Cynthia Estremera, Community Engagement...
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Connection Corner
TEND landscape inc. x Organic Mechanics Soil Company x Fine...
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New Study Examines Jobs in the Urban Forest
A study from PolicyLink and Ecotrust titled, “Jobs & Equity...
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Penn IUR Presents Voices on America’s Urban Infrastructure
In response to President Trump’s promise to “build new roads,...
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US Mayors Advocate for Urban Parks as Essential Infrastructure
The bipartisan Mayors for Parks coalition recently voiced their support...
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Staff from Andropogon Published for Research on Native Plants & North American Greenroofs
GSI Partner member, Andropogon Associates, recently had staff published in...
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Congratulations to the Monitoring Grant Recipients
SBN, via the GSI Partners, developed a monitoring grant pilot...
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Supporting Youth Power
Rebel Ventures’ partnership with the School District of Philadelphia Imagine:...
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GSI Partners: February Update
SBN Announces Recipients of GSI Monitoring Grant Pilot Program SBN,...
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A Culture of Reflection Is a Culture of Innovation
The Message Agency Story “To me, business is personal. I...
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The Beginning: Building an Authentic Brand
This Marketing Communications column was written by Michael Kleiner of...
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January Quarterly Meeting Recap
On Tuesday, January 24, 2017, the GSI Partners gathered at...
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Philadelphia launches green jobs plan
The City of Philadelphia is advancing its ambitious plan to...
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Sustainable Business Network Appoints New Board Members
Members voted at 2017’s Annual Members Meeting Philadelphia, PA (January...
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Chicago collects real-time data on green infrastructure
A consortium of Chicago city agencies, institutions of higher education,...
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Maybe You Are An Expert (Part II)
This Marketing Communications column was written by Michael Kleiner of...
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Incoming SBN Board Slate
The SBN Board of Directors is excited to introduce members...
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Making Space for Possibility
The Crossroads Women’s Center Story “New ideas must use old...
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GSI Partners: January Update
Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony The Greater Philadelphia Area is...
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Maybe You Are An Expert
This Marketing Communications column was written by Michael Kleiner of...
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Congratulations to PWD’s Marc Cammarata
SBN congratulates Marc Cammarata on his recent appointment to be...
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CA recognizes green infrastructure & funnels dollars to conserve natural resources
The state of California has taken a major step in combating their...
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Penn researchers calculate the cost of urban blight
The University of Pennsylvania’s Urban Health Lab recently published a...
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Dealing With News Media
Part One This column was written by Michael Kleiner and...
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Further Together
A Story About Power “When he took time to help...
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You Can’t Wait For Others
The Mugshots Story Looking for a place to spend time...
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GSI Partners: December Update
Rain Check, GSI Awards, Quarterly Meeting, and More! The Green...
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William Penn Foundation invests $100 Million in the Rebuild initiative
In November the William Penn Foundation made an announcement of their...
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Updated Greenworks Plan includes SBN’s recommendations on GCCW
At the beginning of November, we saw the release of...
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An Announcement From Executive Director Jamie Gauthier
“Moving on from SBN: My Sincerest of Thank Yous” Dear...
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Mayor Michael Nutter recognized by ASLA with the Olmstead Medal
At the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Landscape...
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GSI Partner member, Azavea, releases online tools to map and model watersheds impact
GSI Partner member, Azavea, recently released updated versions of two...
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A Decade of Collaboration
JEVS Human Services and PWPvideo: 11 Years of “Strictly Business”...
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Beyond the Sky’s Limit: Ice Cream in Space
Little Baby’s Ice Cream & The Workshop School June 13th,...
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Ask Patty: Aligning Process and Purpose
November 2016 Dear Patty, I need your help! My co-worker...
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Sustainability at Home
Cork Flooring From SBN Members, Palandro LLC: Want a natural...
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NRDC promotes DC’s use of Environmental Impact Bonds
The Natural Resource Defense Council recognized DC Water, the District...
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Sustainability at Home with Palandro, LLC
Hardwood Flooring From SBN Members, Palandro LLC: Back in the...
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“Lots to Love about Lots-To-Learn”
Interpret Green and The Trust for Public Land Parks for...
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Sustainability: A Culture Choice Instead of a Marketing Strategy
My afternoon at 12th Street Catering From two stories up,...
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Andropogon Associates receives ASLA Honor Award
GSI Partners member, Andropogon Associates, was recently recognized by the...
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Philly proposes to exempt community gardens from stormwater charges
The Philadelphia Water Department has proposed exempting community gardens from...
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Recap of Cira Green Tour with Roofmeadow
On a beautiful and warm Thursday evening in August, GSI...
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Recommendations to improve GARP; a collaboration with NRDC for PWD
In July 2014, the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) launched an...
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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...
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Children & Nature Network study and promote national green schoolyard strategy
The Children & Nature Network (C&NN) Co-founder and Chairman Emeritus,...
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Clean Water Act Task Force will improve inter-agency coordination for GCCW
We are excited to learn that the Kenney Administration is...
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SBN joins the Green City, Clean Waters Steering Committee
On July 7, we proudly joined Philadelphia Water and several...
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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...
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Green City, Clean Waters: 5 Down, 20 to Go!
Congratulations to the City of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Water (PWD)...
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Plant Performance in GSI: Symposium Recap
On June 27, SBN’s GSI Partners and DVGBC hosted the...
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Stroud Water Research Center Tour
On Saturday, June 25, a group of GSI Partners made...
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Soil Performance in GSI: Symposium Recap
On May 25th, SBN’s GSI Partners and DVGBC hosted the...
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GSI Partners/BIA Green Committee Design Charrette
On May 12, the BIA’s Green Committee, along with SBN’s...
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GSI Partners April Quarterly Meeting: “Getting the Water Right” @ Stroud
Wednesday April 27th’s Quarterly Meeting featured Stoud Water Research Center, winner...
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Office of Sustainability Kicks Off Greenworks Engagement Sessions
Mayor Kenney reaffirmed his commitment to Philadelphia’s sustainability plans by...
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And the Winners of the 2016 Excellence in GSI Awards are…!
A big thank you to everyone who helped make the First...
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Howard Neukrug to Receive Leadership Award at the Inaugural Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony
By a unanimous decision, the Excellence in GSI Awards Committee...
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Research Finalists Announced: 2016 Excellence in GSI Awards
  Research Finalists   The Impact of GSI Installation on...
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Private Project Finalists Announced: Excellence in GSI Awards
  Congratulations to our four finalists for the Private Projects Category...
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Early Adopter Finalists Announced: Excellence in GSI Awards
  Congratulations to our three finalists for the Early Adopters Category of...
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SBN Briefs City Council on Local Economic Impact Report
On February 24th, SBN briefed Philadelphia City Council on the Economic...
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Public Project Finalists Announced
Congratulations to our three finalists for the Public Projects Category...
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SBN Releases Report Assessing the Local Economic Impact of GSI
The Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (SBN) releases report...
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Econsult Presents Report at GSI Partners Quarterly Meeting
GSI Partners and other stakeholders attended our first Quarterly Meeting...
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GSI Partners Convene Roundtable with Philadelphia Water Deputy Commissioner
Deputy Commissioner of Philadelphia Water, Dr. Chris Crockett, joined the...
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Local Economic Impact Report Nears Completion
We are working with Econsult to finalize a report on...
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Award Ceremony Update
Thanks to all who submitted projects, research, and leadership nominations...
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Call for Nominations: 2016 Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony
Help us acknowledge the companies and individuals who are pioneering...
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Focus Group Convened on the Impact of Policy and Code on GSI 
On November 10th the GSI Partners Plan Review Committee convened...
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Restructuring the GSI Partners’ Advocacy Committee 
The GSI Partners Advocacy Committee has done an exceptional job...
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Local Economic Impact Report Kick-Off
We commenced a report, led by EConsult Solutions, looking at...
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Philadelphia City Council Resolution Recognizing the GSI Partners 
On November 12, Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds-Brown introduced a resolution recognizing...
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Member News: Landstudies
City Funds LaSalle Stormwater Project Thanks to a Stormwater Management Incentives...
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Philadelphia Water Announces Second Stormwater Pioneer
Philadelphia Water announced the second Stormwater Pioneer on Tuesday, November...
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Philadelphia City Council Resolution Passed Recognizing the GSI Partners
On November 12, Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds-Brown introduced a resolution recognizing...
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Now Accepting Nominations for the 2016 Excellence in GSI Awards 
We’re looking for green stormwater infrastructure projects in the Greater...
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GSI Local Economic Impact Report
The GSI Partners are finalizing the scope for a Local...
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GSI Partners Draft Calendar Released for 2016 Events
The business engagement committee finalized a calendar for Quarterly Meetings...
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Focus Group on Policy and Code in Relation to Green Projects
The Plan Review Committee is hosting a November focus group...
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October Member News Highlights
LandStudies has the first Certified MS4 Specialist in the State...
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Philadelphia Water Publically Releases Data Sets
Philadelphia Water released tons of their data last month, ahead...
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Quarterly Meeting Wrap Up and Slide Decks
We had another full GSI Partners Quarterly Meeting, with 51...
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Second GSI Operation and Maintenance Course Coming 2016
The GSI Operation and Maintenance Course wrapped up on September...
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45 Municipal Leaders Convene in Philadelphia to Talk GSI
The Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, Philadelphia Water, and the Urban...
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Good Economy 2020: SBN Strategic Plan Roll Out Event
With the help of our passionate members, we’ve engaged in...