In Mayor Michael Nutter's January 2008 inaugural address, he pledged to make Philadelphia the number one green city in America. To make good on his pledge, he created the Mayor's Office of Sustainability.
The Mayor's Office of Sustainability spent a year researching municipal sustainability, talking with residents, and drafting Greenworks Philadelphia. The ambitious plan sets 15 sustainability targets in the areas of energy, environment, equity, economy, and engagement to make Philadelphia the greenest city in America by 2015.
Greenworks Philadelphia was released in spring of 2009, and in the first year of implementation the Mayor's Office of Sustainability and our partners made great strides toward making Philadelphia more sustainable. In May of 2010, we were pleased to present our first annual progress report. Please check back for continued updates on our work.
One year ago, I unveiled Greenworks Philadelphia, an exciting and ambitious plan to transform Philadelphia into the greenest city in the United States of America. This landmark effort draws on the collective talents and expertise of dozens of government departments, nonprofits, neighborhood organizations, utility companies, and the private sector—along with the commitment of people who live and work in Philadelphia… Read More