The Darby Creek Valley Association and Haverford Township EAC are pleased to co-host the Local EAC Summit in which EAC representatives will discuss projects, concerns, and challenges. Attendees are also invited to select a high-priority topic to discuss. Topics include:
- Climate change and energy
- Water quality and new stormwater permit requirements
- Rain gardens
- Other green infrastructure
- Trees and trails
For some EAC members, attending the statewide EAC meetings are not possible; this event provides a more accessible venue to learn from others.
This is a free event. Please RSVP here as soon as possible.
October 17 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Haverford Community Environmental And Recreation Center.
9000 Parkview Dr, Haverford, PA 19041
The Yardley Borough Environmental Advisory Council has a vacancy, and is accepting applications from interested residents. If you’re interested, send a resume to Acting Borough Manager Paula Johnson.
On September 29, several streets in Media were closed to cars, allowing citizens to bike, walk, jog, and play safely. The event was the creation of several partners, including the Media Environmental Advisory Council. Learn more about the event in the Delco Times.
There are many paths towards community sustainability. A December 12 seminar hosted by the U.S. Green Building Council will address those paths via several different presentations. A moderated Q&A session with the panelists will follow the presentations, and the seminar will end with a facilitated discussion on community-based carbon offsets. The seminar has been approved for two GBCI CEUs.
- Douglas Smith, sustainability planner for the City of Lancaster, will discuss how they became a Platinum Sustainable PA community and how their program has evolved to include greenhouse gas inventorying, climate action planning, and other sustainability initiatives.
- Dr. Peter Buckland, vice chair of the Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors and academic programs manager at Penn State’s Sustainability Institute, will talk about how he built understanding and good will with key allies to lay the groundwork for green building, climate action planning, and long-term sustainability policy in Ferguson Township and the Centre Region.
- Stacy Richards, director of the Energy Resource Center for SEDA-COG, will speak about how she has worked with several communities in Central Pennsylvania to reduce their dependence on costly fossil fuels, decrease greenhouse gas emissions, attain greater energy security, retain wealth within the region, and create new businesses and living wage jobs to produce products and services focused on energy independence.
- Heidi Kunka, director of USGBC Central Pennsylvania, will share information about the new LEED for Cities program, in which communities can track their performance in water, waste, energy, transportation, as well as human experience and eventually receive a certification.
WHEN: December 12, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
WHERE: Widener Law Commonwealth, 3800 Varitan Way, Harrisburg PA
A continental breakfast will be provided, beginning at 7:30 a.m.
Learn more about the seminar and register here.
Learn from representatives of regional and county regulatory agencies, planners, designers, and conservation organizations about techniques, strategies, and resources for preserving and protecting your community’s fresh water. Continue Education Units (CEUs) will be available for registered landscape architects through the American Society of Landscape Architects LA CES system. Light refreshments will be provided.
Registration deadline: November 29
WHO: All concerned citizens – but especially Pennsylvania municipal officials, council members, and consultants; landscape architects, and land planners
WHEN: Saturday, December 2, 8:30 a.m. – Noon
WHERE: The Washington at Historic Yellow Springs, 1685 Art School Road, Chester Springs, PA 19425 (Directions)
COST: $10 ($25 CEU processing fee)
CONTACT: 610-469-4900 or [email protected]
Hosted by: Green Valleys Watershed Association
The Doylestown Township Environmental Advisory Council is pleased to present its third annual Fall Speaker Series Event:
What: “Restoring Nature’s Relationships” by Dr. Doug Tallamy, renowned author, professor, and Chair of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware
When: October 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm
Where: Life Science Building Auditorium (700 E. Butler Avenue, Doylestown, PA 18901)
Tickets for this event cost $10 each. They are available for purchase at the Doylestown Township Administration Building, located at 425 Wells Road in Doylestown.
This event is presented in partnership with The Graduate Policy Studies Program at Delaware Valley University, Bucks County Conservation District, and the Doylestown Borough Environmental Advisory Council.
Questions? Contact Autumn Canfield at [email protected] or 215-348-9915