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!
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.
By JAMES MCGINNIS STAFF WRITER
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.
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.
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.
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?
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)
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
REFRESHMENTS & FREE BIKE HELMETS FOR KIDS!