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Greensgrow Farms

Posted April 4, 2014

Mission: Founded in 1998, Greensgrow Farms works to “revitalize livable communities through the practice of sustainable entrepreneurial urban agriculture.” Greensgrow Farms operates under non-profit parent organization Greensgrow Philadelphia Project, taking a multifaceted approach to integrating agriculture into an urban environment. Services/Programs Offered: Greensgrow runs a nursery, community supported agriculture program (CSA), farm stands and various […]

Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society

Posted April 2, 2014

Mission: The Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving Philadelphia’s homeless, abandoned, and unwanted animals. PAWS is the city’s largest no-kill shelter and operates a high-volume, low-cost clinic serving pet owners and rescue organizations that lack access to affordable basic veterinary care. Programs/Services Offered: PAWS provides extensive low-cost vet care, […]

Animal Control and Care Philadelphia

Posted April 2, 2014

Mission: The Animal Control and Care Team of Philadelphia (ACCT Philly) is contracted by the City to “provide shelter, care and life saving efforts for homeless, abandoned, and abused animals and protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Philadelphia, providing a benefit to all of the citizens of the City regardless of […]

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

Posted March 24, 2014

Mission: The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1827. PHS provides events, activities, and publications for gardeners of all levels and interests, with the aim of improving quality of life and creating a  sense of community through horticulture. Programs/Services Offered: Though The Philadelphia International Flower Show is the  Society’s most […]

Riverbend Environmental Education Center

Posted February 19, 2014

Mission: Situated on 30 acres in Gladwyne, PA, Riverbend Environmental Education Center “teaches environmental principles to children in Southeastern Pennsylvania through a direct connection with nature, inspiring respect for our natural world and action as aware, responsible and caring citizens”. Learn more at  http://www.riverbendeec.org/. Services/Programs Provided: Riverbend offers a variety of programs for the community, […]

Stroud Water Research Center

Posted February 19, 2014

Mission: The mission of Stroud Water Research Center is to advance global knowledge and stewardship of fresh water systems through research and education. The Center seeks to disseminate its research findings to peers in the scientific and educational communities, as well as businesses, landowners, policy makers and individuals in order to enable informed decision making […]

Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative

Posted February 19, 2014

Mission: The Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative (UNI), a program of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania, works to engage, educate and empower youth, university students, and community members to promote healthy lifestyles and build a just and sustainable food system. Learn more at http://www.urbannutrition.org/. Services/Programs Provided: UNI’s main goals include […]

Next City

Posted February 19, 2014

Mission: Next City, formerly Next American City, is a non-profit media organization dedicated to connecting cities and informing the people who work to improve them, especially young emerging leaders. Services/Programs Provided: Next City provides daily coverage of public policy and current affairs from an urbanist perspective online at http://nextcity.org. In addition to online journalism, the organization […]

Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation

Posted February 19, 2014

Mission: The Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation (LEDC), founded in 1998 by residents and business owners in the borough, is dedicated to promoting and sustaining Lansdowne through the encouragement of  investment and business ventures. This town of about 10,000 people is located between Swarthmore and Philadelphia on SEPTA’s R3 line. Programs/Services Offered: Lansdowne EDC provides support  […]

Energy Vision

Posted February 19, 2014

Mission: Founded by Bryn Mawr alumna Joanna Underwood, Energy Vision is a New York-based national nonprofit organization that seeks to “analyze and promote ways to make a swift transition to pollution-free renewable energy sources and to the clean, petroleum-free transportation fuels of the future.” The organization’s strategy is to educate the government, businesses, students, and […]

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