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Sustainability

Philadelphia Resources

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has set the challenge to make Philadelphia "the greenest city in America". In addressing this challenge, the city provides many opportunities for becoming involved in activities and organizations working to develop greater sustainability in our city and the Delaware Valley.

 



 

Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia: "promoting bicycling as a healthy, low-cost, and environmentally-friendly form of transportation and recreation."

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BlackGold Biofuels: "converting our crudest wastes into our cleanest fuels."

Sustainability


City Parks Association of Philadelphia: "a catalyst for change by advancing visionary thinking about natural resources in the urban community."

Mission Statement

Events

Resources


Delaware Valley Green Building Council: "a nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to transform the Delaware Valley through sustainable and environmentally responsible planning, design, construction and operation of the region’s buildings, landscapes, cities and communities, mindful of the legacy left for future generations."

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Design Advocacy Group of Philadelphia: "advocating on behalf of a quality urban environment."

Mission Statement


Greenadelphia: a blog open to postings from anyone relating to sustainability, communities, recycling, etc


Next Great City: Philadelphia: "dedicated to creating a positive future for Philadelphia by advocating for common sense, cost effective policies that enhance environmental quality, strengthen neighborhoods and increase our economic competitiveness"

Events


Pennsylvania Horticultural Society: "the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society motivates people to improve the quality of life and create a sense of community through horticulture."

Philadelphia Green

Calendar

Volunteer Opportunities


Philadelphia Environmental Meetup Group: "every environmentalists in philadelphia and the surrounding areas are welcome. Lets help philly green everyway we can."

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Philadelphia Going Green: Philadelphia City Government Sustainability Initiatives


Philadelphia Green Map:"engaging communities worldwide to chart a sustainable future"

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Philadelphia Orchard Project:"plants orchards in the city of Philadelphia that provide healthy food, green spaces and community food security"

Mission Statement

Events


Reading Viaduct Project:  "dedicated to the preservation and remediation of The Reading Viaduct as a public open green space; to the creation of a unique elevated linear park to be used by residents of and visitors to the Greater Philadelphia area."


Recycle Alliance of Philadelphia: "a coalition of organizations and individuals working together to promote expanded recycling in the City of Philadelphia in order to improve the environment, economy, and quality of life in our City."

Mission Statement

List of Achievements

RecycleNOW Philadelphia


Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia: "a business organization that brings together local leaders who share a common passion to grow successful businesses that are socially and environmentally responsible."

Mission Statement

Activities

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Ongoing Events


Sustainable Philadelphia: a forum of local organizations, including Temple University, with the goal of  making Philadelphia the greenest, most livable city in America.

Mission Statement

Upcoming Forums


Urban Green Partnership:

Build Green Philly

GreenFest Philly '09

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White Dog Community Enterprises: goal is "to cultivate a Philadelphia regional economy that is inclusive, just, environmentally healthy, and based on local business ownership."

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