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Less power use and meat-eating, more trees and public transit: What you need to know about Pittsburgh’s new climate plan.

By 2030, if the plan is successful, Pittsburghers and Pittsburgh businesses will use half as much water and electricity and eat half as much meat. They will throw away 90 percent less food and flush half as much wastewater. And 90 percent of the city’s trash will no longer end up in a dump.

Commuters will take twice as many buses and trains, and every one of those city buses will be electric.

People will drive half as many miles and half as many people will drive alone to work. And, on their way to work, people will see about 50 percent more trees and every new building they pass will be a green building. . . .

The city is seeking feedback by email to climate@pittsburghpa.gov. The report itself can be found here: http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/redtail/images/606_PCAP_3_0_Draft-_9-26-17.pdf.

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