Mayor Nutter heads to Rio for sustainability conference

Where in the world is Mayor Nutter? He's down in Brazil with two top aides for the United States-Brazil Joint Initiative on Urban Sustainability.

According to staff, Nutter will be talking about Greenworks Philadelphia and his efforts to make Philadelphia a more sustainable city.

Here's the press release:



WHO: Mayor Michael A. Nutter

WHAT: Daily Itinerary of Public Appearances: Monday 15 August – Thursday 18 August

Mayor Nutter is in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administration Lisa P. Jackson, as well as representatives from private industry, government, academia and the non-profit sector, to establish the United States-Brazil Joint Initiative on Urban Sustainability.

The Initiative is the result of the March announcement by President Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to foster increased cooperation to illustrate the economic, environmental and health benefits of green cities.

Mayor Nutter established Greenworks Philadelphia—the City’s comprehensive sustainability plan, as well as Green City, Clean Waters—a 25-year, $2 billion plan to manage Philadelphia’s stormwater through green infrastructure currently awaiting approval by the EPA. Additionally, Mayor Nutter serves on the U.S Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Advisory Committee (ERAC).