Greenworks Philadelphia Honored
Rick Way - May 24th, 2010
Philadelphia hopes to be "the greenest city in America" one day. The plan to achieve this ambitious goal, Greenworks Philadelphia, recently won a national award.
A year ago, Philadelphia launched a sustainability plan aimed not only at improving environmental stewardship and energy efficiency, but also at converting the old industrial city into a clean-technology hub.
The ambitious initiative known as Greenworks Philadelphia picked up what city officials are considering a substantial credibility boost Thursday night.
Philadelphia was named winner of the third annual Siemens Sustainable Community Award in the large-community category. The plan edged out sustainability efforts by a more modern city - Dallas - in a national contest organized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The other finalist was Atlanta.
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