The Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony is the region’s only award that celebrates green stormwater infrastructure projects, the triple bottom line (TBL) benefits of GSI, and the many public and private partners who make these projects successful.
Join us on Thursday, May 11, along with the region's industry professionals, developers and property owners, government and non-profit institutions, and academics who are demonstrating what the new normal for stormwater management can and should look like.
The evening will open with a poster reception, where guests can view project posters of the finalists, mingle with other industry professionals, and enjoy seasonal fare and drinks from La Peg. We'll hear from our Keynote Speaker, Michael DiBerardinis, Managing Director for the City of Philadelphia.
In his role as Managing Director, Mr. DiBerardinis reports directly to the Mayor and oversees and coordinates activity across most major operating departments of city government. Mr. DiBerardinis has spent his career advancing environmental initiatives by serving as Deputy Mayor of Environmental and Community Resources, Commissioner of Parks and Recreation, Secretary of Conservation and Natural Resources for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and many others.
We'll also present the winners of each category with an award, and conclude the evening with more food and libations.
We look forward to seeing you there!
On behalf of the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (SBN), the GSI Partners will be recognizing excellence in GSI in the following categories:
- Public Projects: Projects managed at least in part by a public agency and/or on public property (local, city, state, federal).
- Private Projects: Projects managed by a private entity and/or on private property.
- Early Adopters: Public or Private projects 10 years or older.
- 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.
- Leadership in GSI: An individual whose work has transformed the understanding and/or use of GSI in the Greater Philadelphia region.
Thank You To Our Annual Sponsors:
Thank You To Our Silver Level Sponsors:
Thank You To Our Diamond Level Sponsors:
Public Transit: Take the SEPTA Market-Frankford line to 2nd Street Station (Approximately a 10-minute walk to FringeArts). Head North on 2nd Street towards Church St. Turn right at Race St. and walk two blocks towards the waterfront. FringeArts will be on your right at the corner of Race St. and Columbus Blvd.
For other public transit routes and parking information, please visit FringeArts’ website.
About the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia
The Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (SBN) is a non-profit membership organization whose mission is to build a just, green, and thriving local economy in the Greater Philadelphia region. 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 industry, from engineers, landscape architects, and green roof companies, to contractors, maintenance firms, and material suppliers. Many GSI Partners are recognized as industry experts, locally, regionally, and nationally. Formed in response to Philadelphia’s ambitious and innovative stormwater management plan, Green City, Clean Waters, GSI Partners advocate for the greenest approaches to be facilitated and incentivized as much as possible, and for public and private investments to remain as local as possible.
The GSI Partners are generously funded by the Surdna Foundation and the William Penn Foundation, as well as member and sponsor contributions.