Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Though Pittsburgh's official city colors might be black and gold, the city may find itself a lot more green in the near future. The Pittsburgh Climate Action Plan, which mandates the implementation of green building strategies and requires the city to lower its output of harmful greenhouse gases by 20% in ten years, received a warm reception by the public and environmental officials at a hearing today. Council members and scientists lauded the proposal. Executive Director of the Green Building Alliance, Rebecca Flora, says that Pittsburgh can only benefit from the plan. More than 20 people spoke at the hearing. The next step is a City Council preliminary vote on the plan on July 30.