The Green Living Plan For Philadelphia

An action agenda for creating healthier, safer, and more environmentally equitable neighborhoods. 

What is the Green Living Plan?

The Green Living Plan is a coalition of local environmental and neighborhood-based organizations, with the support of academia, that will produce a city-wide, community-driven agenda to share with the city’s candidates for Mayor in 2023.  The agenda will outline environmentally focused and neighborhood-based policy, programmatic, and investment solutions to Philadelphia’s most pressing quality of life challenges.

The coalition will make a strong connection between green, environmental justice and climate transition solutions, racial equity, and the quality of life challenges that everyone recognizes as top city priorities – including gun violence and crime, trash collection and illegal dumping, job creation and workforce development, and basic service delivery.

The Green Living Plan calls for prioritizing investments in the neighborhoods facing the greatest socioeconomic disparities. Learn more about where these neighborhoods are and explore the data.

Priority Areas

The Green Living Plan is centered around five environmental priority areas that together impact neighborhood health, equity, and quality of life. These priorities are:

  1. Address air pollution and heat islands.

  2. Invest in, protect, and maintain green and public spaces.

  3. Build a pipeline of high-quality green jobs.

  4. Improve basic "clean & green" service delivery and enforcement.

  5. Accelerate efforts to reduce water pollution.

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Mayoral Forum

Please Join Us for a Mayoral Forum on the Green Living Plan on Wednesday, March 29th at 6:00 pm.

Tickets are currently sold out for this event, but you can view the event via our YouTube Channel's live stream at the link below.

The Green Living Plan Mayoral Forum is sponsored by AARP, Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, Grid Magazine, and WURD Radio.

Executive Committee

Academy of Natural Sciences 

Cedar Park Neighbors 


The Environmental Collaboratory [Drexel] 

Mantua Civic Association

Overbrook Environmental Education Center 

PennFuture (Co-Coordinator)

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (Co-Coordinator)

POWER Climate Justice & Jobs 

Public Health Management Corporation

Trust for Public Land

Young Chances Foundation

Support the Green Living Plan

Sign on your support for the Green Living Plan of Philadelphia. Complete the form at the button to lend your organization's name to this list.