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Welcome to the Green Infrastructure Leadership Exchange (“the Exchange”)

The Exchange, a project of the Global Philanthropy Partnership, seeks to activate local governments and water agencies in the U.S. and Canada to implement green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) equitably.

WHY LOCAL GOVERNMENTS?

Local governments are legally required to manage stormwater so as to protect the quality of our drinking water and the health of  rivers, streams, and other surface waters. Climate change is making that job more difficult, resulting in a need for solutions that can complement traditional stormwater management methods.

WHY GSI?

In its simplest form, GSI refers to the use of plants and soils to manage stormwater. But it can also include permeable pavement and other systems for filtering, capturing and storing stormwater. Best of all, GSI has other “co-benefits,” meaning it can also beautify neighborhoods, provide green play spaces, and create new jobs.

WHY EQUITY?

Owing to discriminatory policies like redlining, many urban neighborhoods suffer from a lack of infrastructure investments. As a result, they are often warmer, with fewer places for kids to play and greater exposure to flooding and other ills. Focused in such places, GSI holds promise for making these neighborhoods more liveable.

 

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Intrepid Travel Yields Many (Co-)Benefits

Intrepid Travel Yields Many (Co-)Benefits

Let it never be said that we are not intrepid. In spite of a cross-country snow storm that canceled and delayed planes, trains, and automobiles, eight Exchange members and staff found their way to the Pocantico Center in Tarrytown, NY on January 16-18 for a convening...

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Learning Circle Learning – January 2024

Learning Circle Learning – January 2024

Below is a summary of monthly Learning Circles. Exchange members can drop in on any Learning Circle. The Community Calendar is the best place to find Zoom links and dates. Use your member login to access the calendar and meeting links. If you’d like to be added to a...

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Learning Circle Learning – December 2023

Learning Circle Learning – December 2023

Below is summary of monthly Learning Circles and what is coming up next month. Exchange members are welcome to drop in on any Learning Circle. The Community Calendar is the best place to find Zoom links and dates. Use your member login to access the calendar and...

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