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  • Green Initiatives
    McCloskey Elementary School and Dorothy Emanuel Recreation Center share a large asphalt courtyard During any rain event this area became flooded OARC partnered with the school the recreation center and Awbury Arboretum to install a rain garden on the site in the summer of 2010 The new rain garden is a beautiful and functional green space that provides green infrastructure for stormwater management wildlife habitat and educational opportunities The garden s design allows water to be slowly absorbed by the soil and plants thereby reducing pollution and the amount of water entering the storm drains Learn More About Stormwater Management EPA Stormwater Management PWD green stormwater management for homeowners Homeowner stormwater management guide PDF Learn More About Rain Gardens EPA Glossary SOCWA Rain Gardens for the Rouge River URI Healthy Landscapes Rain Gardens EPA Bioretention Rain Gardens Homeowner rain garden guide PDF Research and Reports OARC conducts research in our quest to become leaders in sustainability We have prepared the following reports all available in Adobe PDF format Community Outreach Assessment Neighborhood Savings Urban Infrastructure Report Links We encourage you to visit the following websites for more information about sustainable living Planet Green http planetgreen discovery com Grist http www grist org Our Partners Carson Valley Children s Aid http www cvca pa org Primex Garden Center http primexgardencenter com contact Weaver s Way Co op http www weaversway coop Zipcar http www zipcar com Overview of Sustainability Related Issues EPA Sustainability Basic Information http www epa gov sustainability basicinfo htm EPA Learn the Issues http www epa gov epahome learn htm EPA Energy Portal http www epa gov energy Greenable What is Green http greenable net whatisgreen php Sustainable Measures Introduction to Sustainable Development http www sustainablemeasures com node 42 TED Environmental Justice Activist Majora Carter http www ted com speakers majora carter html EPA Greening Glossary http www epa gov oaintrnt glossary htm Mayor s office of sustainability greenworks http www phila gov green University of Delaware human benefits of green space http ag udel edu udbg sl humanwellness Human Benefits pdf USDA vegetable garden guide PDF htt p www plant materials nrcs usda gov pubs mipmcot9407 pdf Renewable energy and efficiency rebates and incentives http www dsireusa org Carbon Footprint Calculator http www carbonfootprint com calculator aspx Water footprint calculator http www h2oconserve org page id 503 Conserving Energy and Water in the Home Department of Energy Energy Savers Info http www energysavers gov Rutgers rain barrel guide PDF http www water rutgers edu Stormwater Management rainbarrelbrochure pdf Rain barrel guide PDF http www smgov net uploadedFiles Departments OSE Categories Urban Runoff Install Maintain RainBarrel pdf Water conservation tips http www wateruseitwisely com 100 ways to conserve index php Department of Energy Home Energy Use Info http www energy gov yourhome htm Homeowner energy savings guide PDF http hlmediaworks com touchstone TWS custom apps Home Energy Savings Guide pdf Homeowners insulation guide PDF http www owenscorning com around insulation fallpromo HomeownersGuideToInsulating pdf Energy Savers fact sheet PDF

    Original URL path: http://www.ogontzave.org/Pages/GreenInitiatives.aspx (2016-04-30)
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  • Community Relations
    newly founded Ogontz Avenue Revitalization Corporation by encouraging shoppers to return to the 7100 block of Ogontz Avenue and to foster community pride This group was known as Friends of OARC and they worked closely with the OARC administration the Board of Directors and the community to convert what had been a vacant strip mall into a bustling vibrant shopping center From its inception OARC has always worked diligently to maintain close relationships with the residents business owners and elected officials to advance its mission of stimulating economic development and improve the quality of life for the residents in West Oak Lane By partnering with other organizations public and private maintaining an open door policy and a grass roots style OARC have been able to work smarter to accomplish our mission and deal head on with the challenges that face the West Oak Lane community Come check out what s happening in West Oak Lane and be a part of a pretty amazing community Schools Programs West Oak Lane Charter School PCAT Philadelphia Center for Arts and Technology The NIA Center OARC Supports Non profit Corporate Government and Community organizations OARC Partnerships Neighborhood Advisory Committees WOLBA Northwest Business Association Coalition

    Original URL path: http://www.ogontzave.org/Pages/CommunityRelations.aspx (2016-04-30)
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  • Our Partners
    Supporters OARC appreciates all those who help to make our business successful Jeff Brown SHOP RITE Partners Since 2009 Uplift Solutions Additional Supporters Partnerships China House Chinese Restaurant Drumcliff Foundation Foundations Inc Little Caesars M Lawton Associates Angelo R Perryman Shoemaker Perryman A Joint Venture Stenton Ices Inc Tang Pharmacy The Fresh Grocer Sam s Meats ABOUT US Our Team Our Board Our History Jobs with OARC OVERVIEW Purchase an

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  • Donate
    501 c 3 nonprofit organization A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free within Pennsylvania 1 800 732 0999 Registration does not imply endorsement To make a contribution by check please make check payable to OARC and mail to OARC 2502 W Cheltenham Avenue Philadelphia PA 19150 ABOUT US Our Team Our Board Our History Jobs

    Original URL path: http://www.ogontzave.org/Pages/Donate.aspx (2016-04-30)
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  • Volunteer
    Arts Festival there s always a critical need for volunteers Being a volunteer is very rewarding Volunteers learn valuable skills and have a lot of fun at the same time A network of dependable volunteers is essential to our community revitalization work Volunteers keep a sharp eye on what s going on in our neighborhood and help us maintain a presence in the community Over the years we ve partnered

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  • Location & Directions
    BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION COMMUNITY RELATIONS CLEANING GREENING ARTS CULTURE Philadelphia Weather Forecast PA 19126 Location Directions Ogontz Avenue Revitalization Corporation 2502 W Cheltenham Avenue Philadelphia PA 19150 Tel 215 549 9462 Fax 215 549 2147 Info OARCPhilly org View Larger Map ABOUT US Our Team Our Board Our History Jobs with OARC OVERVIEW Purchase an OARC Property Rent an OARC Property Live Work Play WHAT WE DO Housing Economic Development

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  • Ask a Question
    ups because they require several years of history with operating a business Soliciting investors to get started or contacting the Philadelphia Department of Commerce are both good places to start Q Where can I find affordable housing A OARC s housing counseling subsidiary West Oak Lane Community Development Corporation can point you in the right direction for all of your housing needs Please Call 215 224 0880 for more information

    Original URL path: http://www.ogontzave.org/Pages/AskaQuestion.aspx (2016-04-30)
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  • Purchase an OARC Property
    19126 Live in West Oak Lane Northwest Philadelphia Purchase an OARC Property Finding and owning an attractive affordable home in West Oak Lane has never been easier OARC has done all the hard work for you restoring homes and installing new plumbing electrical systems heaters roofs where necessary kitchens baths windows doors and alarm systems All the renovations are guaranteed for one year Potential homeowners must arrange financing To find out about finance programs and options OARC suggests speaking with a city approved housing counseling agency and consulting with a realtor Interested in donating a property If you have a house that you would like to donate or sell to OARC or can help identify the owners of vacant homes in West Oak Lane please contact our Housing Economic Development Department Your donations help to fund programs and events that support the community OARC 2502 W Cheltenham Avenue Philadelphia PA 19150 215 927 9546 OARC hosted an Empowerment Series spotlighting the Germantown Earn Center Participants in the Earn Center program came out to listen to speakers and apply for jobs at the OARC Empowerment Job Fair ABOUT US Our Team Our Board Our History Jobs with OARC OVERVIEW Purchase an

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