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Philadelphia Lowers Bar to “Top 10” for Greenworks

Philadelphia litterMayor Nutter shocked environmentalists in Philadelphia today when he announced that he was lowering his ambition for sustainability in our city. Rather than aiming to be the greenest city in the USA in Greenworks Philadelphia plans, Nutter wants to hit less sustainable goals in lieu of reaching the top 10. As he mentioned today in a press conference:

“Just like the rest of Philadelphia and especially our sports team – the Eagles, Sixers, Flyers and Phillies, we don’t need to be the best to prove our dedication. We can settle for almost reaching the best without claiming the number one spot. We’re not even the fattest city anymore! Not the healthiest, most attractive, nor a travel destination. Why should our greening efforts be any different?”

The Greenworks plan is knocking down its 15 sustainability targets to a solid 10 and discouraging composting where it costs too much. Philly Spring Cleanup Day will skip next year to become bi-yearly. And the successful Recyclebank program will deduct points for residents recycling over 10 pounds of eligible products each week. As Streets Department commissioner Mr. DeLeon summarized, “People keep throwing their dirty bottles, dime bags and soiled plastic bags out their windows and we’re tired of this UnLitter Us campaign trying to convince them to stop.”

Readers, what do you think of the new plans? Does it meet your expectations for our dirty city?

 

Photo: Axis Philly

 

Happy April Fools!! 😉 In case you couldn’t figure it out, this is obviously satire and our April Fools fun.

 

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Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher

5 thoughts on “Philadelphia Lowers Bar to “Top 10” for Greenworks

  1. When Philly aims to be the best we might make the top 10. When we aim to be in the top 10 we might make the top half.

  2. Wait I’m going to loose points for recycling? How does that make sense! Since we are the only ones in our building with a recylebank sticker I think we get credit for our neighbors (not that I minded) but why should recyclers be charged?

  3. Hi Casey – Make sure to read the disclaimer at the bottom… The post was written on 4/1.

    Your points aren’t in danger. 😉

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