Archive for June 23rd, 2010

June 23, 2010

The Partnership CDC is launching The Green and Healthy Initiative on Tuesday, June 29 at 11:00 AM on the corner of North Holly Street and Powelton Ave.

The community will have the opportunity to find out how they can receive Eco-friendly, money saving household tips.

The Partnership CDC, an innovative nonprofit organization dedicated to revitalizing West Philadelphia utilizing community development principles that are sustainable and environmentally sound, has announced the launch of The Green and Healthy Initiative.

The Green and Healthy Initiative is a new and exciting initiative designed to empower communities with resources, information and skills necessary to lead healthier, more environmentally friendly lives. The Initiative consists of two components Healthy Homes Program, a green energy education for homeowners and the Green Professionals Training, a green construction job training program designed for local residents and contractors.

Through the Healthy Homes Program, homeowners receive environmentally friendly money saving techniques that make their homes both green and safe. Participants may be eligible to receive a cost and energy saving Eco-roof at a nominal fee.  Homes with eco-roofs save an average of $300 per year on their energy bill. The program is designed for family members of all ages.

“Beautiful, a much needed improvement to our neighborhood” commented a community resident on the new eco-green roofs on Wyalusing Avenue installed by participants of the Green Professionals Training Program. Through this program, Philadelphians have the opportunity to be trained in the new emerging green construction industry.  The program specifically recruits ex-offenders to participate in the training program.

The Partnership CDC is implementing The Green and Healthy Initiative in partnership with LISC Sustainable Communities Initiative West; PECO; BIO Neighbors; and R.I.S.E. The Mayor’s Office of Reintegration Services for Ex-Offenders.


Alix Howard (215) 662-1612