Philadelphia plans to transform the local market for solar energy, making solar technologies cost-competitive. Ajoint effort between the U.S. Department of Energy and the City of Philadelphia, is working towards both large and small scale deployment in the city.
Under Target 10: Bring local food within 10 minutes of 75 percent of residents, Greenworks Philadelphia sets goals to increase access to fresh food, create demand for locally grown foods, support food entrepreneurs, and combat hunger.
Trees bring a multitude of benefits ranging from decreased air pollution, stormwater runoff and extreme temperature days to increased property values, carbon sequestration and quality of life.
In support of the Greenworks Philadelphia initiatives to expand the number of farmers markets, publicize local food sources, and connect farmers to customers, the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability is hosting the 3rd Annual Mayor’s Farmers Market.
The Mayor’s Office of Sustainability supports and promotes efforts to build green and is developing a green building program that will act as a resource for architects, builders, and homeowners in the city.
EnergyWorks is a comprehensive energy solutions program for home and commercial or industrial building owners. EnergyWorks experts help owners find ways to reduce their building’s energy use, and EnergyWorks’ low-interest loans help them pay for the upgrade. EnergyWorks is a program of the Metropolitan Caucus, a coalition of Commissioners and Councilmembers from Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties and the Mayor of Philadelphia. It is supported by a grant from the US Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Program.