Philadelphia Announces Ambitious Sustainability Plan


Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia PA. Image credit:Urban Pranksters Network

The City of Philadelphia has announced, via PRWeb, that "...Greenworks Philadelphia, an ambitious, comprehensive framework to make Philadelphia the greenest city in the United States of America by 2015. It sets goals in five areas -- energy, environment, equity, economy and engagement -- and encompasses more than 150 initiatives." The City has established 15 metrics or "targets," including the planting of 300,000 trees; diverting 70% of waste from landfills; and, ...expanding the number of farmers markets, food producing community gardens and urban farms so that 86 new fresh food outlets are created by 2015.

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