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Auditorium The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

Greenworks 2012 Progress Report

Thursday Jun 21 6:00 PM-8:30 PM

Come to this Urban Sustainability Forum for an update on Philadelphia's Greenworks initiative.

Networking Reception: 6:00–6:30 pm
Program: 6:30–8:30 pm


Join the Urban Sustainability Forum on June 21 to hear about the progress of Greenworks Philadelphia, a plan of the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability (MOS). This month, the MOS will release the Greenworks Update and 2012 Progress Report. Join us at the Academy on June 21 to get your copy of the update and celebrate progress with City sustainability leaders and partners.  You’ll hear from five leaders who are working hard to make sustainability progress across City government. You also will have the opportunity to congratulate the spring 2012 Citizens Planning Institute graduates on their newly acquired skills that will help them make Greenworks’ goals a reality in their neighborhoods. Featuring:

  • Joe Palantino, Deputy Public Property Commissioner
    New reventative maintenance program
  • Donald Carlton, Streets Department Operations Administrator
    Recycling operations and the new Insinkerator pilot
  • Christine Marjoram, Director of Planning & Research for the Philadelphia Water Department, Green City, Clean Waters
  • Natalie Shieh, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development
    Zoning reform and clean business attraction
  • Erica Smith Fichman, TreePhilly Manager
    Philadelphia’s tree giveaway, education, and maintenance programs
  • Donna Carney, Director of the Citizens Planning Institute
This program has been developed in partnership with the Mayors Office of Sustainability, the Urban Sustainability Forum Steering Committee, and  with staff from the Environmental Protection Agency and Delaware Valley Green Building Council.

Bicentennial Series: New Questions for an Old Planet

For the past 200 years, Academy scientists have worked to solve many of nature’s great mysteries. As we enter our third century, we face new questions about how human behavior impacts the Earth and its natural systems. Expert panelists and distinguished speakers will explore these questions at our bicentennial series, “New Questions for an Old Planet.” We will inquire about climate change, energy, and population; food and public health; water; and green building, urban design, and the built environment. Join us this year to learn how you can make a difference!

The Academy’s Town Square Series runs through June 2013 and is open to the public. “New Questions for an Old Planet” is sponsored by the Academy and our partners at Drexel University.

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