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Sustainability & The Environment

Information and resources around sustainability, from City and regional programs to opportunities for individual residents

City of Philadelphia Office of Sustainability

This office leads the City’s comprehensive sustainability plan Greenworks, which has several components, such as clean and efficient energy; climate-prepared and carbon-neutral communities; healthy indoor and outdoor air; and much more.

Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia

This is a resource for independent, locally-owned businesses that are committed to improving their business practices to be more sustainable. Through different programs and initiatives, the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia educates business owners, policymakers and the public about how to create profitable enterprises that also protect the environment. 

Green Philly

Green Philly is a media organization and a hub for news-you-can-use about sustainability in Philadelphia. They also produce City Rising, a podcast, and maintain a community calendar with events.

GreenFutures: The School District of Philadelphia’s sustainability plan

The District’s five-year plan focuses on five areas: education for sustainability; consumption and waste; energy and efficiency; school greenscapes; and health schools, healthy living.

Sustainability at the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

Learn more about PHL’s sustainability initiatives that focus on water quality, air quality, noise quality and conservation.

Global Philadelphia’s Sustainable Development Goals campaign

The United Nations has identified 17 Sustainable Development Goals that serve as a call-to-action for countries all around the world to address global challenges such as, poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. The campaign in Philadelphia brings awareness of the goals to the region with a goal to spark change. 


Sustainability in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Green Adoption Rate reaches 38.6%

Philadelphia Ranks #11 of 2019 Office Markets for Green Adoption Rate with 38.6% of the office buildings being green certified.