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Councilmember Gilmore Richardson Introduced a New Resolution to Prioritize Climate Action in Philly’s COVID-19 Response
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Councilmember Gilmore Richardson Introduced a New Resolution to Prioritize Climate Action in Philly’s COVID-19 Response

The resolution introduced to Philadelphia’s City Council states the Council’s intention to prioritize climate action and environmental justice in COVID-19 recovery plan. 

On Friday, Councilmember At-Large Katherine Gilmore Richardson introduced a resolution to put climate action at the forefront of the council’s agenda. 

 “We have heard from residents that we must address the multiple ongoing crises in our city, including climate change, systemic racism, and poverty as we work to rebound from COVID-19,” said Gilmore Richardson. “This resolution states plainly that City Council has heard the voice of the people and will use our ongoing recovery and future budget processes to create an equitable, green, affordable, safe city.”

Eliza Alford, Gilmore Richardson’s policy & communications director, discussed the importance of committing to the environment along with the city’s challenges. “The councilwoman really believes that growing our green economy (and) investing in climate resiliency can also help us rebound from COVID,” said Alford during an interview.

The resolution was co-sponsored by 11 members of the City Council. 

Photo by Alejandro Barba on Unsplash.


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Katie Rodgers is a writer based on the East Coast working as an editorial intern for Green Philly. She's interested in sustainability, environmental activism, and documentary media. Before coming to Green Philly, Katie interned at WHYY. View all posts by Katie Rodgers

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