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Every Day is Earth Day at SEPTA

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We're celebrating Earth Day by highlighting some of the things SEPTA accomplished as part of our corporate Sustainability program. Check out some of our accomplishments by the numbers:

4. The number of farmers markets hosted at SEPTA stations in 2016.

1,281. The number of trees planted at SEPTA project locations in 2008-2015. Trees provide shade to surrounding areas, which helps reduce what is known as urban heat island effect. Trees also help minimize storm water runoff.

525. The number of hybrid-electric buses that will be added to SEPTA's fleet over the next five years. Hybrid buses are 30-40 percent more fuel efficient than their standard diesel counterpart.

125. The number of Broad Street Line cars that will be upgraded with LED lights. Once all of the incandescent lights on the Broad Street Line cars are replaced with LEDs, SEPTA will reduce energy consumption and save over $52,000 a year.

983. The number of tons of plastic, paper, aluminum and wood recycled in 2016.

For the last 10 years, hundreds of the Authority's staff members, their families, City Year corps members and local residents have headed to stations, depots and transportation centers across Philadelphia to participate in the Mayor's annual Philly Spring Clean-Up. This year, with brooms, rakes and shovels in hand, more than 700 employees volunteered their time on Saturday, 4/8, to clean 13 SEPTA locations, including Frankford and 69th Street Transportation Centers; Front Street and Girard Avenue; 2nd and Wyoming; Midvale Depot/Wayne Junction Station; and Broad and Lehigh.

And remember - Just by riding a SEPTA Bus, Train, or Trolley YOU are helping the environment in our region.


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