The Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia’s (SBN) Excellence in GSI Awards is the region’s only award ceremony that recognizes projects that bring the triple bottom line (environmental, social, and economic) benefits of green stormwater infrastructure to life. The ceremony also celebrates all of the project partners that make them possible.
2020 underscored how essential local independent businesses are to our economy and the need for social action and climate action. In the face of challenges, SBN applauds and celebrates our partners and leaders who advance green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) in our region to innovate and grow our local economy.
This year marks not only SBN’s 20th anniversary in empowering and advocating for our local independent business community, but also the 10th anniversary of Philadelphia’s innovative Green City, Clean Waters plan. Green City, Clean Waters has catalyzed public and private investments in green stormwater infrastructure throughout Philadelphia and the region and has established an exemplary model for municipalities across the country. To commemorate this milestone, 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 today.
SBN recognizes 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. Innovations developed from the beginning of GCCW’s pilot years (2009) to present are eligible.
Winning applications highlight the triple bottom line (environmental, social, and economic) benefits of a green infrastructure approach to stormwater management.
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SBN’s 5th Annual Excellence in GSI Awards
Date: Thursday, April 22
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30pm
Tickets: FREE and open to all.
The 2021 Excellence in GSI Awards will take place virtually this year and feature along with an awards ceremony, a discussion on the state of the region’s GSI industry. More details will be announced closer to the event.
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