Celebrating the Triple Bottom Line benefits of GSI in the Greater Philadelphia region
*Call for Nominations*
The Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia is seeking exemplary GSI projects, innovations, and leaders for the 5th Annual Excellence in GSI Awards (April 22, 2021).
SBN’s Excellence in GSI Awards remains the region’s only award ceremony that recognizes the projects bringing the triple bottom line (environmental, social, and economic) benefits of GSI to life, as well as all the project partners that make these projects possible.
2021 not only marks SBN’s 20th anniversary, but also the 10th anniversary of Philadelphia’s innovative Green City, Clean Waters plan, which has catalyzed public and private investments in green stormwater infrastructure throughout Philadelphia and the region, while establishing a model for municipalities across the country. To commemorate this milestone for Green City, Clean Waters, we are seeking nominations in the “Best of Green City, Clean Waters” and “Innovation” categories dating as early as 2009, the year Green City, Clean Waters was piloted, to the present.
SBN will recognize excellence in GSI in the following categories:
- Best of Green City, Clean Waters: This award recognizes public or private GSI projects in Philadelphia that exemplify the triple bottom line goals of Green City, Clean Waters. Projects completed from the beginning of GCCW’s pilot years (2009) to present are eligible. Past Excellence in GSI Awards submissions are also eligible for this award.
- Public Projects: This award recognizes built projects located in the Greater Philadelphia region managed in large part by a public agency and/or on public property (municipal, state, federal). Projects completed between October 2018-December 2020 are eligible.
- Private Projects: This award recognizes built projects located in the Greater Philadelphia region managed in large part by a private entity and/or on private property. Projects completed between October 2018-December 2020 are eligible.
- Innovation: This award recognizes regional projects, processes, programs, or technology that have broken new ground by applying information, ingenuity, and initiative to advance the state of the art of GSI. Projects completed from the beginning of GCCW’s pilot years (2009) to the present are eligible.
Winning applications will highlight the triple bottom line (environmental, social, and economic) benefits of a green infrastructure approach to stormwater management. Applications submitted by March 1, 2021 will be accepted.