- Associated Press - Thursday, November 3, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia has unveiled plans to make the city healthier, greener and more sustainable.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports (http://bit.ly/2efUWm9 ) goals included in the plan announced on Wednesday by Mayor Jim Kenney include ensuring people can access healthy and affordable food and water, clean air and low-carbon transportation.

Christine Knapp, the city’s director of sustainability, says they’ll explore ways to protect the city from the effects of climate change, including installing green roofs and using data to find the hottest areas in the city.

Knapp says they want to engage neighbors, community groups, churches and institutions.

Tips on how to keep energy costs down and improve air quality are located on the city’s Greenworks website.

The city can update data on green initiatives throughout the year on that site as well.

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Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.inquirer.com

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