The Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony is the region's only award that celebrates and elevates green stormwater infrastructure projects and innovations, the triple bottom line (TBL) benefits of a nature-based approach to stormwater management, and the partners who bring these projects to life in the Greater Philadelphia Area.
Join us on Thursday, May 17, along with the region's industry professionals, developers and property owners, government and non-profit institutions, and academics.
The evening will open with a poster reception where guests can view the project posters of the finalists and mingle with other industry professionals while enjoying seasonal fare and drinks by La Peg.
We'll hear from our Keynote Speaker, Marc Cammarata, P.E., Deputy Water Commissioner for Planning, Philadelphia Water Department.
Marc Cammarata has over 20 years of experience in water resources engineering and environmental planning. He has played a key role in leading the implementation of Philadelphia’s innovative and influential stormwater management plan Green City, Clean Waters, which exceeded targets set for the plan’s first five years. As the Deputy Water Commissioner for Planning for the Philadelphia Water Department, he continues to lead the effort for this plan that integrates land-based urban sustainability goals with the goals for clean, safe, attractive and accessible rivers and streams. His service to the city and the region’s waterways has helped keep Philadelphia on the leading edge of using nature-based solutions to manage stormwater.
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: Built projects managed in large part by a public agency and/or on public property (municipal, state, federal)
Private Projects: Built projects managed in large part by a private entity and/or on private property
Innovation: Processes or programs that break new ground, by applying information, ingenuity, and initiative to significantly advance GSI's impact
Winning applications will highlight the triple bottom line (environmental, social, and economic) benefits of a green infrastructure approach to stormwater management.
We will present the winners of each category with an award, and conclude the evening with more food and libations.
Want a recap of last year's Awards?
Click here to read about 2017's winners.
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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 community of local independent businesses that demonstrate the degree to which businesses can build profitable enterprises while serving community needs and protecting the environment. SBN's mission is to build a just, green, and thriving economy in the Greater Philadelphia region. Since 2001, SBN has been the region's leading advocacy and membership organization for businesses committed to improving their environment and social impact as well as their profit.
About the Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Partners
The GSI Partners, a signature program of the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (SBN), is a network of local businesses in the green stormwater infrastructure industry, including firms in GSI design, construction, and maintenance, as well as material supply. Green City Clean Waters, the City of Philadelphia’s comprehensive nature-based stormwater management plan, sets a 25-year vision for environmental, social, and economic benefits for our city and region. SBN supports this triple bottom line plan and is working to support its successful implementation.