Thursday, March 12, 2009

March 19th Seminar at Academy of Natural Sciences

Academy of Natural Sciences

Urban Sustainability Forum – Growing Sustainable Philly Neighborhoods
What to Do in Your Community

Thursday, March 19

6-6:30 pm: Community resource fair and reception:
6:30-8 pm: Forum presentation and discussion
8-8:30 pm: Community resource fair (continued)

This program is designed to help Philadelphia citizens and communities create more sustainable healthy neighborhoods.

Give Feedback to the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability:
Short surveys on sustainable neighborhoods will be collected, compiled, and given directly to the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, so come and be heard.

Forum on Community-Led Sustainability
Participants will hear from a panel of national and local community leaders who will present some inspiring ideas and projects that they are leading in communities across Philadelphia:

  • United States Green Building Council
  • New Kensington Community Development Corporation
  • Friends of Carroll Park
  • Village of the Arts and Humanities
  • Northern Liberties Clean and Green

Visit the Community Resource Fair
As a special bonus the program will also invite organizations that provide resources to communities to participate in a Green Neighborhood Resource Fair. Organizations will be present to offer tools for building sustainable neighborhoods such as: assistance with tree plantings, community gardens, and composting; offering new tools to manage neighborhood flooding; contributing funds and performance ideas to help organize communities; and many more.

RSVP for Sustainable Philly Neighborhoods (via EventBright)


Patricia Blakely

The Merchants Fund

1616 Walnut Street, Ste 802

Philadelphia, PA 19103

215-399-1339 office

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