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Earth Day Fair at Liberty Place: presented by PEC and CIGNA

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Join PEC and other organizations and businesses at the Liberty Place Shops Rotunda on Earth Day.

  Earth Day Expo - Healthy People, Healthy Planet

Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council & CIGNA

Thursday, April 22, 2010

11:00 am to 2:00 pm

The Shops at Liberty Place - 1600 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19192

Giveaways, speakers, and info on going green!

KYW Newsradio 1060 highlights 1 year anniversary of Green Business Program

KYW Reporter Pat Loeb spoke with attendees at the Green Business Program 1 year anniversary celebration.
April 8, 2010

Phila. Green Business Program Celebrates 1st Anniversary
by KYW's Pat Loeb

The Greater Philadelphia Green Business Program celebrated its one year
anniversary on Wednesday night. The program is an effort to get local businesses
to act in a more environmentally friendly way.

Membership more than tripled in this first year. 99 members of the Green Business
Program celebrated in an appropriately environmental way -- an outdoor party, no
air conditioning or electric lighting needed.

Greater Philadelphia Green Business Program Celebrates One Year Anniversary

PEC and the members of the Greater Philadelphia Green Business Program celebrated the program's 1-year anniversary and the addition of several new members.
April 7, 2010

Grant OK'd for Bensalem trail

PEC helped Bensalem secure transportation funding to design trail segments of the East Coast Greenway.
March 8, 2010


Bensalem has received a $60,000 grant to design a bike and pedestrian trail, which could someday connect with paths up and down the East Coast.

Funding from the Delaware Valley Planning Commission will help engineer a trail running along State Road, said Spencer Finch of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council.

Greater Philadelphia Green Business Program

Since its launch in March 2009, more than 100 companies have made the commitment to green their office practices. From simple tasks to changing habits, businesses are saving energy, reducing paper waste, conserving water, and making a greener difference.


Companies across the Philadelphia metropolitan area are making a public promise to change their daily business practices to reduce impacts on the environment. The Green Business Program's commitment focuses on a checklist of green operational practices designed for office users. Once a key company leader has signed the commitment, the company will be ranked as Basic, Silver, and Gold based on the number of green practices it has adopted.

The Greater Philadelphia Green Business Program was made for businesses, created by business leaders and overseen by an organizing committee. The Pennsylvania Environmental Council and the PenJerDel Council endorse it. The Green Business Program and website are maintained by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council.

Click here to see the Carbon Calculator presentation by O'Brien & Gere.

For more information, please visit:

Designing a Municipal Sediment Credit System for Wissahickon Creek

The Legal Intelligencer featured an article on PEC's innovative system for using market-based incentives and innovative BMPs to achieve regulatory stormwater requirements as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.
March 18, 2010

Click here to view the project page related to this article. 

By Kenneth J. Warren and Mindy Lemoine
The Wissahickon Creek is one of our region's treasured streams. Meandering from its headwaters in upper Montgomery County through Valley Green to its confluence with the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, the creek provides recreational, aesthetic and ecological benefits. Despite its charm, however, the creek faces several challenges.

Urban Sustainability Forum: Cracking the Code

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Join us for a look at how 21st century building and zoning codes will make or break our communities.

Cracking the Code:
How 21st Century Building and Zoning Codes Will Make or Break Our Communities

Academy of Natural Sciences
19th St and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Reception: 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Program: 6:30-8:00 p.m.

What if every new building in Philadelphia were a green building? What if everyone had access to the waterfronts, could enjoy safe bike lanes, and could conveniently utilize public transportation?

Green Business Program 1-Year Celebration

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PEC's Green Business Program will celebrate its 1-year anniversary by recognizing the nearly 100 regional companies who've joined the commitment. Not a member? Here's your chance to see what it's about!

Greater Philadelphia Green Business Program Celebrates One Year Anniversary Wednesday, April 7, 2010, 5:30 - 7:30 PM Rain or shine!
Location: Courtyard of 1 Logan Square, 18th and Cherry Streets (next to the Four Seasons Hotel)


58th Street Greenway Public Meeting

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Now that the greenway has received federal stimulus funding, come view potential designs and share your input!

The 58th Street Greenway Project is FUNDED FOR CONSTRUCTION as part of a $17 million federal transportation grant!

NEXT STEPS: Come to the 5th public workshop and review the conceptual design, a culmination of over six months of community direction and input.

58th Street Presbyterian Home
2050 58th Street


Click here to see the flyer (and invite friends!)