New ACT Member- UC Green

Philadelphia, PA (March 28, 2005)- The mission of UC Green is to promote, coordinate, and support volunteer community greening in University City, West, and Southwest Philadelphia neighborhoods. Through partnerships, UC Green builds community, endorses sustainable practices, and champions environmental stewardship.


UC Green was a 1999 initiative of the University of Pennsylvania to unite community organizations, city agencies, university students, and residents in local greening efforts. The mission of UC Green is to promote, coordinate, and support volunteer community greening in University City, West, and Southwest Philadelphia neighborhoods. Through partnerships, UC Green builds community, endorses sustainable practices, and champions environmental stewardship.
UC Green provides resources and support (such as design assistance, plant selection, project management for professional contracting, tools, soil supplements, organizational support, plants, and construction materials) often through the management of third party grants. Many efforts generate in-kind donations which leverage matching funds. UC Green helps to develop partnerships and encourage leadership; helping groups take the first step by providing technical assistance, and providing ongoing support as groups build their own systems and take on new projects.
For more information, visit UC Green.