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Young Professionals Happy Hour
Net Impact Philadelphia and Young Professionals in Energy hosted a happy hour for energy and sustainability professionals to come together at Independence Beer Garden.
GMO Labeling Panel Discussion
Net Impact Philadelphia and UPenn/Wharton's Social Impact Club hosted a panel discussion on GMOs, labeling, and what's next for the food industry and consumers with Dave Stangis, VP of Corporate Affairs and CSR of Campbell Soup Company, and Natalie Hubbard, Director of Regulatory Affairs at DuPont, Phyllis Rubin of GMO Free PA.
Tri-State Symposium Happy Hour
Delaware Valley Green Building Council and Net Impact Philadelphia Professional co-hosted a networking happy hour after the Tri-State Sustainability Symposium.
Philadelphia No-Host Dinner
We held our second topic-driven Philadelphia No-Host Dinner at Nomad Pizza to discuss Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Community & Economic Development.
Annual Member Meeting
We kicked off the new year with our annual Net Impact member and networking meeting. In addition to catching up with old friends, the Board provided a 2015 year end summary, plans for the upcoming year, and details on how to get more involved, including becoming committee and board members.
Volunteering Event in the Spirit of Giving
For our last Net Impact event of 2015, members got into the spirit of giving by volunteering at the Jane Addams Place, a homeless shelter associated with Board Fellow Participant, Lutheran Settlement House. They created holiday decorations with the residents to help bring them some holiday cheer.
Inside the Boardroom: Board Fellows Panel & Networking Event
The Board Fellows program matches Net Impact members with a nonprofit board for a one-year fellowship that involves working on a strategic project for the board. Attendees met some of the amazing nonprofits operating locally and gained insights into the challenges these organizations face. Board Fellows described how they tackled their assignments, and what worked and didn’t. Sponsored generously by Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP.
No-Host Dinner: How Do I Bridge My Job to My Passion?
Borrowing from the series of topic-driven No-Host Dinners from the annual Net Impact conference, we held our own Philly No-Host Dinner. NI Philly members from various stages of their careers, including those in "impact" fields of Sustainability & Non-Profit Management, discussed their experiences on bridging "traditional" jobs to a high-impact career.
PECO Green Roof Tour
Attendees discovered the city like you have never seen it before: the PECO green roof tour led by PHS, offers stunning views of Philadelphia, an observation deck and an "intensive" area featuring large planters. Share with us this unique opportunity to discover the 45,000-square-foot green roof at its Center City Philadelphia headquarters.
Phillies Game Tailgate Celebration
We celebrated the 2nd year of our Chapter's Gold status achievement at a Phillies game and tailgate. Everyone enjoyed great weather, cold drinks, and delicious food hot off the grill.
Earth Day Happy Hour
Casual gathering to celebrate our Mother Earth happy hour style.
Business for Good People & Planet Panel w/TCNJ
The TCNJ Net Impact Chapter hosted a professional panel and interactive workshop highlighting socially responsible and sustainable business practices. https://www.facebook.com/events/475853772563216
Flying Fish Green Beer Event
Net Impact Philly enjoyed a tour of Flying Fish Brewery complete with beer sampling and a take home souvenir glasses!
Rethinking Fast Food
On September 21, Net Impact Philly met at bgood in Marlton to learn about how fast food dining can be fresh, local, and delicious! Franchise owner, Deb Lutz, spoke to us about the concept behind bgood and how the business model can serve as an examples for others in the fast food industry. We enjoyed free smoothie and fries samples while supporting this healthy, local business!
Volunteer Day with Philabundance
On Saturday, June 21 Net Impact Philadelphia joined Philabundance, the region's largest hunger relief organization, for a volunteer day. Philabundance has been serving our area since 1984 and operates on one simple belief- that no man, woman, or child should go hungry.
An Evening with Judy Wicks
Judy Wicks, entrepreneur, activist, and author working to build a more compassionate, environmentally sustainable and locally based economy discussed her work with us. She founded several non-profits including Fair Food Philly and the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia, and cofounded the nationwide Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), a network of 30,000 local independent businesses in 80 communities. Check out her memoir, Good Morning, Beautiful Business: the Unexpected Journey of an Activist Entrepreneur and Local Economy Pioneer. Special thanks to Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP for donating the space for this event.
Social Entrepreneurship Panel
On March 27, Net Impact Philly joined with representatives from the field of social enterprise including representatives from B Lab, Good Company, The Reinvestment Fund and Investor Circle. We learned about triple bottom line business models and participated in a discussion about the state of the #socent industry. Thanks to Sustainability Nexus for donating the space for this event.
Food Access Panel and Tour of Local, Innovative Food Business
Net Impact learned about food deserts and issues of healthy food access. The event at the ShopRite of Fox Street included an informative tour led by Jeff Brown, a Philadelphia grocer who is nationally recognized for using entrepreneurial solutions to address social problems through innovative supermarkets. The tour was followed by a panel with local nonprofit organizations expanding access to healthy food and working to improve our nation's food system. Speakers from UpLift Solutions, The Food Trust, and Philabundance shared updates about their work and national trends in the fight to eradicate food deserts. Special thanks to Brown's Super Stores for donating food served at the event.
Tour of Yards Brewery
Thanks to those of you who came out for the Yards Brewery Tour. It was fun learning about this local, sustainable business while getting to know each other better and enjoying some tasty beer! Photos of the event can be found on our facebook page. If you missed the event, check out member, Len Zangwill's blog recap.
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