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  • TARGET 5

    REDUCE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS BY 20 PERCENT

    Integrated Municipal Government, Philadelphia County, and Regional Inventories Underway

    While Philadelphia’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per capita are less than half the national average, Greenworks nevertheless sets a goal to reduce emissions by 20% over 1990 levels by 2015. Many of the Greenworks targets and initiatives contribute toward reductions in GHG emissions, either directly or indirectly… Read More

  • TARGET 6

    IMPROVE AIR QUALITY TOWARD ATTAINMENT OF FEDERAL STANDARDS

    Striving to Reduce Air Pollution from Vehicles

    The Department of Health’s Air Management Services (AMS) division measures and reports on Philadelphia’s air quality and promotes cleaner air in the city. Following the 2009 launch of the Idle Free Philly campaign, AMS investigated almost four hundred idling complaints in 2010, issuing violations to offenders of the City’s anti-idling ordinance… Read More

  • TARGET 7

    DIVERT 70 PERCENT OF SOLID WASTE FROM LANDFILL

    Recycling Continues to Expand in Philadelphia

    2010 was an impressive year for Philadelphia’s recycling program, which has been recognized as a national model. After years of steady growth in the city’s recycling rate, the Streets Department again recorded record rates of diversion in neighborhoods across the city… Read More