We would like to direct you to the following for more information on native plant gardening as well as other horticultural, green industry and ecological sites. We've also provided a few of our favorite book and magazine recommendations.
BALLE is a growing alliance of independently operated local business networks dedicated to building Local Living Economies. It is our mission to catalyze, strengthen and connect these local business networks.
The Next Great City initiative is dedicated to creating a positive future for Philadelphia by advocating for common sense, cost effective policies that enhance environmental quality, strengthen neighborhoods and increase our economic competitiveness.
Sustainable development provides a framework under which communities can use resources efficiently, create efficient infrastructures, protect and enhance quality of life, and create new businesses to strengthen their economies. It can help us create healthy communities that can sustain our generation, as well as those that follow ours.
The Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia is a nonprofit network of local triple-bottom-line businesses and social entrepreneurs. We are local business people, professionals, social entreprenuers, investors, not-for-profit leaders, and government representatives who are committed to building a more socially, environmentally, and financially sustainable local economy.
Creating a sustainable world means creating new ways for people to live and thrive while keeping the planet's ecosystems and the global social tissue healthy and able to sustain us and future generations. Our principles of sustainability drive path-breaking models and tools that pass these three tests: Is it good for the organization, good for society and good for the environment?