Philadelphia, Green Capital of the US
As a follow-up to yesterday's post on green jobs, it was nice to hear at a press conference none other than green job guru Van Jones of Oakland concede that Philly has been showing some impressive national leadership on the issue. And why not: Mayor Nutter has been a fiery supporter both here and in DC, the Energy Coordinating Agency has been way ahead of the curve on green jobs training, the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia has marshaled all of this local enthusiasm, and the Philadelphia office of the Knight Foundation has stepped up with key investments. Philadelphia: green capital of the US? Why can't us?