WHO: Mayor Michael A Nutter
Katherine Gajewski, Director of Sustainability
Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM)
WHAT: Mayor Nutter will release the Greenworks Philadelphia 2010 Progress Report detailing the many significant sustainability achievements made since the launch of Greenworksone year ago.
The press event, held in conjunction with Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, will be lively and highly visual with live music, local food, a planting workshop led by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, an interactive Mural Arts project and much more. Nearby schools, senior groups and community organizations are expected to attend. The event will also feature a walking tour of the neighborhood to showcase the community involvement in achieving Greenworks goals across the city including energy-saving, weatherized homes, transit-oriented development, stormwater management and community gardens bringing fresh, local produce to residents.
WHERE: 9th & Norris Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19122
WHEN: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 10:30 am
Greenworks Philadelphia set goals in five areas—energy, environment, equity, economy and engagement—and its work encompasses more than 150 initiatives. The initiatives are intended to reduce the city’s vulnerability to rising energy prices, to limit its environmental footprint, and to reposition its workforce to build upon Philadelphia’s competitive advantages in the emerging green economy. The full Greenworks Philadelphia plan can be found at www.greenworksphila.org.