Mayor 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 compositing where it costs too much.
Find out more about this cut-back green plan, after the jump!