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Green Business Program 1-Year Celebration

Event Date: 
2010-04-07
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)

RSVP at http://phillygreenbiz.eventbrite.com

58th Street Greenway Public Meeting

Event Date: 
2010-03-16
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.

LOCATION:
58th Street Presbyterian Home
2050 58th Street

REFRESHMENTS & FREE BIKE HELMETS FOR KIDS!

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

TIGER grants will get economy moving

The White House has announced $1.5 billion for special transportation grants as part of the massive federal stimulus program passed over a year ago. Andrea Bernstein tells us about the potential transportation projects to come.

American Public Radio MARKETPLACE reports on the transportation funding for trails.

New bike paths for region, courtesy of U.S. stimulus

Inquirer reporter Paul Nussbaum reports on Philadelphia and Camden receiving transportation stimulus funding for trails
February 18, 2010

Ten new bike and pedestrian paths will be built in Philadelphia and South Jersey with $23 million in federal stimulus funds, local officials announced today.

The trails will fill in some of the gaps in a planned 108-mile network that eventually will link Philadelphia, Reading, Chester, New Hope, Cherry Hill, and Trenton.

PEC and Bicycle Coalition play key role in securing $23 million in stimulus funding for regional trails

PEC and the Bicycle Coalition coordinated the grant proposal that was recently awarded federal stimulus transportation funding
February 17, 2010
Philadelphia, PA - The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) worked with six counties and agencies in Pennsylvania and New Jersey to secure $23 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Discretionary Grant Program.

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A "green" city plan to reduce storm water runoff

Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Sandy Bauers looks at Philadelphia's new stormwater fee structure - featuring comments by PEC Sr. VP Patrick Starr
February 5, 2010
By Sandy Bauers
Inquirer Staff Writer

Storm water is nasty and dirty and can cause flooding. So the sooner it gets off a property, the better.

But it's about to become valuable stuff in Philadelphia. Businesses can make money by embracing it. Or face losing money if they let it go.

This week, the Water Department is sending notices to 79,000 commercial customers about a new billing structure for storm water that will begin in July.

As always, there will be winners and losers.

Susquehanna Greenway Symposium

Event Date: 
2010-03-18
Join PEC and other members of the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership for this symposium featuring Dan Shilling, author of Civic Tourism: The Poetry and Politics of Place.

Susquehanna Greenway Symposium


Using civic engagement to create healthy, sustainable Susquehanna communities

Stimulus money helps township detention basin into ponds and meadow

Allentown Morning call reporter Patrick Lester reports on Lower Macungie's stormwater BMPs, including commentary by PEC Program Manager Liz Feinberg
January 28, 2010

by Patrick Lester
The Morning Call
http://www.mcall.com/news/local/all-a5_5pond.7154586jan28,0,3597499.story 

With its triad of concrete channels running along flat, treeless green space, an 81/2-acre strip off Sauerkraut Lane in Lower Macungie Township is hardly a scene of beauty.

''It looks like an alien landing strip,'' Rebecca Kennedy said. ''It's a green desert.''