In the Spotlight: Philadelphia

Recyclebank recognizes Philadelphia for its extraordinary green efforts.
Jul 3, 2014 3:00 PM ET
Campaign: Live Green Blog
Community spotlight on Philadelphia

Posted on Recyclebank's Live Green Blog

Sports nuts know that Philadelphia is famous for its die-hard fans, but their intensity extends way beyond fields, courts, and arenas: Philadelphia has proved itself super passionate about being green, too.

“In recent years, Philadelphia has made incredible strides in its ambitions to build a greener city,” says Mayor Michael Nutter, who pledged to make Philadelphia an environmental leader when he took office in 2008.

Seemingly everyone is taking part. City Hall has been following Greenworks, an in-depth plan to improve sustainability in fifteen key areas. Since 2009, residents have upped their recycling volume more than 67 percent (Recyclebank’s proud to reward Philadelphians for their recycling!). And while City Hall and locals alike are making strides, Philly’s cultural institutions are doing their part to make history all over again. Learn how landmarks like Citizens Bank Park are making Philadelphia a leading green city.