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PennEnvironment

Posted February 18, 2016

Updated 10/9/19 Mission: PennEnvironment is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization focused on issues of special importance to the state of Pennsylvania. A constituent of the national organization Environment America, PennEnvironment works to better the environment through a number of approaches, including the protection of the natural heritage and health of residents, and promotion of […]

Center for Environmental Transformation

Posted January 28, 2016

Updated 10/9/19 Mission: Founded by a Roman Catholic community, the Center for Environmental Transformation directs its efforts to all people, particularly those who live in the neighborhood of Waterfront South and the City of Camden, NJ.  The mission of the CFET is to educate people into a more environmentally responsible way of living. They seek […]

Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia

Posted January 28, 2016

Updated 10/9/19 Mission: The mission of the Sustainable Business Network is to build a just, green, and thriving economy in the Greater Philadelphia region. The SBN of Greater Philadelphia accomplishes this by educating and growing a broad base of local, independent businesses and educating policymakers and the public. Service/Programs Offered: Initiatives include the Buy Local […]

Greensgrow Farms

Posted April 4, 2014

Updated 10/14/19 Mission: Founded in 1998, Greensgrow Farms works to “revitalize livable communities through the practice of sustainable entrepreneurial urban agriculture.” Greensgrow Farms operates under the 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 […]

Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society

Posted April 2, 2014

Updated 10/14/19 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 […]

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

Posted March 24, 2014

Updated 10/14/19 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  […]

Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative

Posted February 19, 2014

Updated 10/14/19 Mission: The Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative (AUNI), 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. It was created to help build and sustain […]

Next City

Posted February 19, 2014

Updated on 10/14/19 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 […]

Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation

Posted February 19, 2014

Updated 10/14/19 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 […]