16 Apr '12, 9am

Philadelphia Inks Historic Green Agreement with EPA

Philadelphia Inks Historic Green Agreement with EPA

Taking a cue from the growing green branding trend , the city of Philadelphia seems intent on establishing itself as the East Coast’s preeminent sustainable city. Last week, Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter joined in an unprecedented 25-year agreement with the U.S. EPA that will pump $2 billion into the city for new investment in green infrastructure. While it won’t exactly remake Philadelphia into an east-of-the-Mississippi Portlandia , the new Green City, Clean Waters agreement will transform the city into a massive laboratory and national model for innovative, low cost methods of dealing with stormwater runoff and restoring urban waterways to good health. Waste not, want not It’s fitting that the home town of America’s most famous thrifty person, Benjamin Franklin, would tap itself to demonstrate how natural green spaces can be reclaimed from concrete, to serve as n...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/04/philadelphia-and-epa-...

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