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Goal: Philadelphia reduces its environmental footprint
Environment
  • TARGET 5

    REDUCE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS BY 20 PERCENT

    Emissions Inventory Will Chart Future Progress

    Since the introduction of Greenworks in May 2009, the City of Philadelphia has been working diligently with partners to refine and update a greenhouse gas emissions inventory that will serve as a benchmarking tool for reduction goals.... Read More

  • TARGET 6

    IMPROVE AIR QUALITY TOWARD ATTAINMENT OF FEDERAL STANDARDS

    Public Transit Fleet Upgrades and Anti-Idling Enforcement Improve Air Quality

    In 2010, SEPTA put its 260th hybrid bus in service, passing the halfway point in reaching the ambitious goal of having 440 hybrid buses among its total fleet... Read More

  • TARGET 7

    DIVERT 70 PERCENT OF SOLID WASTE FROM LANDFILL

    Philadelphia Recycling Experiences a Strong and Sustained Rise

    Since Mayor Nutter took office in 2008, the recycling rate in Philadelphia has nearly tripled, thanks largely to progressive work by the Philadelphia Streets Department, which runs the largest single stream curbside recycling program east of the Mississippi... Read More