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Green Homes


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During rainy weather, rain rushes off of residential rooftops. In urban areas, this is an especially big problem. In Philadelphia, the Green City, Clean Waters program encourages homes to become greener to protect the health of the watershed.
This Green Homes initiative brings small-scale solutions to Philadelphia’s neighborhoods. Projects like installing rain barrels, rain gardens, and flow-through planters capture runoff when it rains. These efforts by homeowners help alleviate issues of flooding and water pollution in local streams, creeks, and rivers.

Climate Connections: A home can utilize many green infrastructure tools to prepare for and adapt to climate change. Check out the Climate Connections in Teacher Resources!

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