The Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (SBN) is seeking exemplary Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) projects, innovations, and leaders for the 7th Annual Excellence in GSI Awards (April 27, 2023).
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. GSI is defined as products, technologies, and practices that use systems to mitigate stormwater runoff through recreating natural processes, such as green roofs, rain gardens, and vegetated swales, among others. See the form below for additional examples of acceptable green infrastructure practices. The Greater Philadelphia area includes Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, and Delaware counties of Pennsylvania; Mercer, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Salem Counties of New Jersey; and New Castle County of Delaware.
This year’s Excellence in GSI Awards will be at the Independence Seaport Museum (211 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106), a new venue for those who have joined us for past awards! SBN is excited to honor the incredible work done over the past couple of years during a period of recovery and growth amidst an ongoing economic and health crisis. Completed projects are defined as completed construction and planting phases between October 2020-January 2023.
SBN will recognize excellence in GSI in the following categories:
- Public Projects: This award recognizes built projects in the Greater Philadelphia region managed largely by a public agency and/or on public property (municipal, state, federal). Projects completed between October 2020-January 2023 are eligible.
- Private Projects: This award recognizes built projects located in the Greater Philadelphia region managed primarily by a private entity and/or on private property. Projects completed between October 2020-January 2023 are eligible.
- Innovation: This award recognizes regional projects, processes, programs, or technology that have broken new ground by applying information, ingenuity, and initiative to further support the advancement of GSI practices, technologies, and research.
Winning applications will highlight the triple bottom line (environmental, social, and economic) benefits of a green infrastructure approach to stormwater management. Applications must be submitted by March 31, 2023, will be accepted.
If you have any questions regarding this application process or need assistance completing the form, don’t hesitate to contact Alex Cupo, SBN’s GSI Partners Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org. A PDF form is available upon request, and online submissions are encouraged.