Green Building United seeks Concepts for 2018 Community Impact Project

Green Building United is pleased to support the 2018 Community Impact Project (CIP), a volunteer-led, community-based project dedicated to green building and sustainability in Philadelphia. Organizations and groups are invited to submit concept proposals, due Friday, April 20th.

This Request for Concepts (RFC) builds on the first CIP conducted in 2017 in partnership with North Kensington Community Development Corporation. CIP volunteers raised more than $10,000 to support the collaborative undertaking. The project included planning and implementing a day-of-service where over 60 volunteers came together to revitalize a section of South Kensington through the creation of an urban orchard, planting of multiple trees and gardens, and construction of a trellis and irrigation system to sustain an enduring green space for the community. Learn more about the Frankford Gateway Project.

The CIP Team will review this year’s submissions and select the concept that most closely aligns with the CIP Team’s goals and capacity, and Green Building United’s mission. Once a concept is selected, the CIP Team will work to support project execution, including mobilizing additional volunteers and raising funds to supplement the resources provided by the selected organization.

All concepts must be submitted via webform by 11:59 pm ET on April 20th.
Questions can be submitted using the webform, or if submitters have questions/comments before or after completing the webform, they can send them to Leah Wirgau, Education and Engagement Manager, via email.

Important Dates

March 2, 2018 – RFC is released

March 30, 2018 – Questions from submitters regarding the RFC are due via webform or email

April 6, 2018 – Answers to questions are posted on website

April 20, 2018 – Concepts are due via webform by 11:59 pm ET

May 11, 2018 – CIP project is selected (submitters are informed either way)

May 18, 2018 – Winning project is announced and collaboration begins

May 23, 2018 – CIP fundraising begins

Summer 2018 – CIP is implemented

Learn More Here