What is Green Village Philadelphia?
Green Village Philadelphia (GVP) is a 501(c)(3) organization founded by a coalition of local business owners, local food systems pioneers, socially responsible investment specialists, sustainable design professionals, and business development experts.
In 2005, GVP began as an idea to create a green business marketplace as part of a vibrant model of sustainable urban renewal and revitalization. The green marketplace concept was responding to the need for sustainable urban development that would enable small business owners to benefit from clustering green goods and services, and sharing green technology and design infrastructure. GVP leadership recognized that fostering the development of economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable businesses was one of the most effective ways to create lasting positive changes.
Today Green Village Philadelphia is working to educate entrepreneurs and early-stage companies with the goal of helping them access the resources they need to achieve success. In order to achieve this, GVP is opening the Greenhouse Business Incubator in the fall of 2011.
GVP Becomes GoodCompany Group
March 8, 2012
GoodCompany Group: Green Village incubator launches, announces partnership with GoodCompany Ventures (follow link to video)
GVP on TechnicallyPhilly.com
January 16, 2012
Suddenly 1650 Arch Street is an anchor of the Philadelphia tech community. Two of the newest collaborative spaces in the city: Green Village Philadelphia and SeedPhilly recently opened their doors for business.
GVP in Philly Metropolis
December 12, 2011
Zoe Selzer, Executive Director for Green Village Philadelphia was recently featured in the Philadelphia Metropolis. The article features a number of influential Philadelphians under the age of 30.
- Why We Only Buy Green Houses
August 21, 20140
The San Antonio Green Real Estate Market is very similar to the Philidelphia Green real estate market in that home buyers look for some of the same features in sustainable green homes that they want to live in for many years. In an interview with a local We Buy Houses company in the San Antonio real estate market say that "green homes are far more desirable and have a much lower days on market than their counterparts". Why? Because in San Antonio, many soon to be home owners plan to live in their homes for many many years.