Have a Bright Idea? Consider Entering the Green Innovators Program

Last year's winners of the Green Innovators ProgramIf you have a head for business and a passion for sustainability, consider entering the Green Innovators Program, a competition that challenges local businesses and organizations to develop green initiatives in the Philadelphia area. In addition to receiving a complementary exhibit booth at the event, selected competitors will have the opportunity to earn public recognition and win a $750 cash prize.

Since 2011, the Clean Air Council has host the event at Greenfest Philly.

“The main goal is to highlight Philadelphia area businesses and organizations that have great new green ideas and are working hard to implement them. It is our hope that Greenfest provides a platform for exposure and recognizes their innovation,” said Katie Edwards, the Special Events and Communications Director at the

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Grant Allows Sustainability Workshop's Expansion into Full Four-Year High School

Students at the Sustainability Workshop, with faculty member Michael Clapper (right rear) © All rights reserved by Workshop School

Most adults who’ve attended an event titled “The Sustainability Workshop,” probably sat in a room for six long hours, scribbled some notes on stormwater issues or soil erosion, ate a few crusty danish, (awkwardly) networked, and then went home soon to forget most of what they learned. However, if you are a 17-year-old student in Philadelphia, attending The Sustainability Workshop (TSW) it means that you have opted into a yearlong alternative high school experience whose mission is “to unleash your creative and intellectual potential to solve the world’s toughest problems.” These exceptional high school seniors trade in their old classrooms for the chance to work on real projects including the Hybrid X car design challenge. And starting next year, TSW will be expanding into a full four year high school. 

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