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    • The Greenworks magazine includes tips for urban farming and soil safety | Ali Mendelson

Why Philly's sustainability czar published a magazine about neighborhood life instead of another boring report on climate change

Words, not numbers, quanitify the impact of 14 months of work on Philadelphia's Greenworks sustainability agenda. Instead of the usual chart-heavy PDF loaded with statistics and metrics, the city has released…

    • A new view | Steve Ives, EOTS Flickr Group

City officials say election results won’t change Philly’s sustainability plans

Mayor Jim Kenney said last week’s presidential election results didn’t change the fact that carbon pollutants cause climate change and, because climate change is real, he said, the city relationship to…

    • Philadelphia Solar Schools Initiative

City releases reworked sustainability agenda calling on all Philadelphians to participate

The city’s new comprehensive sustainability plan is no longer aiming to make Philadelphia the greenest city in America, the goal set by mayor Michael Nutter when Greenworks launched in 2009. Now…

    • Schuylkill, skyline | August 2016

Updated Greenworks plan for city sustainability targets coming this fall

The city’s sustainability work will take a slightly different approach when the updated Greenworks plan debuts this fall. At an open house Tuesday afternoon, Director of Sustainability Christine Knapp said that…

    • Ben Franklin Parkway bike lane

November 17: Boom times for the Parkway | Greenworks emissions report | Unused city wireless equipment

The former Family Court building at 1801 Vine St will be redeveloped as a 199-room hotel, reports Alan Hughes. It will be the first major hotel owned by a black-owned…

    • Greenworks logo
Eyes on the Street

Three reasons to vote for the Office of Sustainability

On Tuesday Philly voters will get to decide if the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability should become permanent under the City Charter. It is the first ballot question.  Here is why…

Eyes on the Street

June 18-22: ThinkBike | Central District Plan | Bartram's Garden Trail | Uptown Music Ceremony | Greenworks Progress Report

ThinkBike Public Sessions Monday, June 18, 9-10:30am and Tuesday, June 19, 5-6:30pm. Temple University, School of Architecture. The ThinkBike Workshop will bring Dutch cycling experts to discuss Philadelphia’s bike infrastructure and…

    • Aerial of Northeast Water Pollution Control Plant | phillywatersheds.org
Eyes on the Street

Biogas-to-energy facility for PWD plant in Bridesburg

Aerial of Northeast Water Pollution Control Plant | phillywatersheds.org The Philadelphia Water Department has awarded a $47.5 million contract to a Massachusetts renewable energy firm to build a biogas-to-energy facility at…

    • Nutter, DiBerardinis

Mayor, DiBerardinis announce TreePhilly

Tuesday afternoon, Mayor Michael Nutter and Michael DiBerardinis, deputy mayor for environmental and community resources, offered a Valentine's Day present to the citizens of Philadelphia by announcing the city's new tree…

Council Considers Sustainable Business Bill

From the Next Great City newsletter: Philadelphia City Council's Finance Committee recently approved an amendment to Bill No. 090119 introduced by Councilman Kenney to create tax incentives for certified sustainable businesses…

    • The Architects Building at 17th & Sansom is LEED certified at the Gold level

The Goals of Zoning Reform, Part II: Promoting sustainable development

Last week, we posted the first in a series of stories holding the draft zoning code up against its stated purposes. Today, that series continues by looking at Purpose 2(a): Promoting…

    • Philadelphia Water Department solar panel

Many Greenworks goals have been met or are in progress, but city still must plan for climate change

In the coming year, the city must determine how it will deal with the changing climate, Katherine Gajewski, director of the city's office of sustainability, told Planning Commissioners at its Tuesday…

    • Penn Park work

Sizing up the city's green infrastructure

Philadelphia's Greenworks initiative, a plan to make our city the greenest in the U.S. by 2015, features ambitious goals including the planting of hundreds of thousands of trees, and the lowering…

Community media coverage of Green2015

NEastPhilly, an independent news site and partner of Metro writes that communites in the Northeast hoping to compliment Pennypack Park attended the fifth of six Green2015 meetings last week, events…

    • Greenworks walking and talking at 1 year old

Greenworks walking and talking at 1 year old

By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyIt wasn’t scheduled this way, but Thursday was a timely day to take a look back on one full year of the city’s new “Greenworks”…

    • Nutter with Katherine Gajewski, Director of Sustainability

Greenworks Progress Report

Mayor Michael Nutter released the first annual Greenworks Philadelphia Progress Report as well as plans for 2011 Wednesday at a small neighborhood park in North Philadelphia.The festivities included food from…

Mayor Nutter will release the Greenworks Philadelphia 2010 progress report

WHO:        Mayor Michael A Nutter  Katherine Gajewski, Director of Sustainability  Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM)  Community Organizations          WHAT:        Mayor Nutter will…

Sustainable Community Award for a large community to the City of Philadelphia

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) and Siemens Corporation has presented the 3rd Annual Siemens Sustainable Community Award for a Large Community to the City of Philadelphia.…

PIDC seeks lender of greenbacks for Greenworks

The Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp., the quasi-public agency charged with securing financing for most of the city’s large public projects and attracting major development opportunities, is seeking lenders for the city’s…

    • Mark Alan Hughes

Seven days in Copenhagen

Coverage from Dec. 18: Friday is our last day of an eventful week (check out each day's report below) in Copenhagen. Locked out of the Bella Center to make room…

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