Inaugural Excellence in GSI Awards

  • WHYY Public Media Commons 150 North 6th Street Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States

On March 31st, the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia is bringing together the region’s GSI industry professionals, municipal employees, elected officials, and other GSI stakeholders for the Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony. This event will celebrate GSI projects in the Greater Philadelphia Area, the triple bottom line (TBL) benefits of GSI, and the partners who make these projects happen.

The evening will open with a poster reception, where guests can view project posters of the finalists and mingle with other industry professionals while enjoying local food and drinks. We’ll then hold the Awards Ceremony, where winners will be announced, and finally conclude with more local food and libations.

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On behalf of the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (SBN), the GSI Partners will be recognizing excellence in GSI in the following categories:

  1. Public Projects: Projects managed at least in part by a public agency and/or are on public property (local, city, state, federal)
  2. Private Projects: Projects managed by a private entity and/or are on private property
  3. Early Adopters: Public or Private projects 10 years or older
  4. Research in GSI: Peer-reviewed, published, and/or presented academic, non-profit, government, or private research on one or more elements of the triple bottom line performance of GSI
  5. Leadership in GSI: An individual whose work has transformed the understanding and/or use of GSI in the Greater Philadelphia region

Winning applications will highlight the triple bottom line (environmental, social, and economic) benefits of a green infrastructure approach to stormwater management. The Awards Selection Committee will take special notice of projects that report collaborative efforts.

Eligibility
Projects can be any age, must be completed, and located in one of the five southeastern Pennsylvania counties (Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, or Montgomery), or one of the three NJ counties adjacent to Philadelphia (Camden, Burlington, or Gloucester).

More about the Award
All finalists will be notified by e-mail and will have the opportunity to display their project poster during the Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony’s reception.  In addition, winners will receive:

  • A Certificate of Award from The GSI Partners on behalf of The Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia.
  • Region-wide media attention through multiple outlets.
  • Opportunities to present project as a case study at an upcoming GSI Partners event, which draws 60+ industry professionals from Philly and surrounding counties.
  • Opportunity to be included in a GSI Precedent Library, which will be made available to a national audience.

Please contact Anna Shipp, Project Manager of the GSI Partners, with any questions you have about:

  • SBN
  • GSI Partners
  • Ad space in our Awards Program
  • Event Sponsorship
  • Donations

anna@sbnphiladelphia.org or 215.922.7400 ext. 107

About the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia
The Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (SBN) is a non-profit membership organization working to build a thriving, local, and sustainable economy in the Greater Philadelphia region though advocacy, relationship-building, and education.  SBN’s members are locally-owned businesses committed to doing well through environmentally and/or socially-focused enterprises.  Through their products, services, and/or internal practices, SBN’s members exemplify how business can be a force for good.

About the Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Partners
The GSI Partners, a signature program of SBN, is a growing network of local businesses in the green stormwater infrastructure space, from engineers, landscape architects, and green roof companies, to contractors, maintenance firms, and material suppliers. Through advocacy, relationship-building, and education, we are working to advance the local GSI industry and GSI innovation, thereby amplifying the triple bottom line impact of Philadelphia’s Green City, Clean Waters plan.  Our efforts are focused on facilitating and incentivizing GSI as much as possible and ensuring that as much of the public and private investments being catalyzed by the plan remain as local as possible.

The GSI Partners is funded by the Surdna Foundation and the William Penn Foundation as well as member contributions.