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File #: 190472    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 5/23/2019 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 5/23/2019
Title: Honoring the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia and its Green Stormwater Infrastructure Partners on the occasion of the Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony.
Sponsors: Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Gym
Attachments: 1. Signature19047200
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Honoring the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia and its Green Stormwater Infrastructure Partners on the occasion of the Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony.
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WHEREAS, In a time when the world's environmental problems have never been more urgent, many businesses too often concern themselves only with their economic bottom line, without consideration of the environmental or social impacts of their actions. Thankfully, Philadelphians benefit from individuals and organizations who support businesses in their efforts to have a positive impact on the surrounding community and the City at large; and

WHEREAS, The Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (SBN) is an organization comprised of local independent businesses, each of whom demonstrate the capacity of businesses to build profitable enterprises while serving community needs, sharing wealth, and protecting the environment. SBN emphasizes that a business's guiding principle should not be just the financial bottom line, but rather, the triple bottom line: economic, social, and environmental; and

WHEREAS, One of SBN's signature initiatives is the Green Stormwater Infrastructure Partners program. Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) are soil-water-plant systems that manage wet weather through infiltration, retention, and evapotranspiration. The GSI Partners Program works to advance innovation in the GSI industry and the local economy as it relates to GSI; and

WHEREAS, SBN and its GSI Partners have been instrumental in the elevation of the City of Philadelphia's Green City, Clean Waters Program. Adopted in 2011, Green City, Clean Waters is the City's 25-year plan to reduce stormwater pollution entering the watershed through the use of green infrastructure; and

WHEREAS, Green City, Clean Waters is an inspiring example of the triple bottom line in action. GSI brings about numerous environmental benefits ranging from improved water quality to reduced air pollution, but SBN's...

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