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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.

 

WHAT’S NEW

Welcome Chemung County!

Welcome Chemung County!

We recently caught up with our new member, Kevin Meindl from Chemung County, New York. He is currently the Commissioner of Planning, Director of the Elmira-Chemung Transportation Council (ECTC). In our brief discussion we discussed what brought Kevin to bring Chemung...

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Learning Circle Learning – November 2023

Learning Circle Learning – November 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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The Exchange Launches a New Visual Identity

The Exchange Launches a New Visual Identity

Background In a 2021 strategic planning meeting, Exchange members cited communications as an internal weakness. In response to this finding, Rogue Water, a communications consultant, was hired to conduct a communications audit in 2022. Among many other conclusions, it...

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Learning Circle Learning – October 2023

Learning Circle Learning – October 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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Learning Circle Learning – September 2023

Learning Circle Learning – September 2023

A month of learning circles has come and gone as we get going into the fall season. Below is summary of what has been happening and what is coming up next month. Exchange members are welcome to drop in on any Learning Circles. The Community Calendar is the best place...

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Welcoming the Members of RISC to the Exchange

Welcoming the Members of RISC to the Exchange

At its September meeting, the Strategic Planning and Policy Committee (SPPC) approved a scope of work pursuant to which the Exchange would assume management of a Great Lakes-based project known as Resilient Infrastructure for Sustainable Communities (RISC). Today, I...

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