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Environmental Advisory Council

 

  • Bryan Maher, Chair

  • Linda Reichert, Vice Chair

  • Janet Perry, Secretary

  • John Matthews

  • Sarah Newman

  • Glen Wenger

  • Mike Leader

 

       Chester Springs Library Liaison

       Nancy Niggel

The West Pikeland Township Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) mission: To advise the WPT Board of Supervisors and other WPT committees on matters dealing with the protection, conservation, management, promotion and use of natural resources located within our township.

 

Meetings are held the 1st Tuesday of every month @ 7:30pm 

The West Pikeland Township Environmental Advisory Council next meets Tuesday, June 4, 2024, at 7:30pm at 1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs

The public is invited to attend. 

Questions? Email us at EAC@westpikeland.com 

Sustainable Saturdays

 

Join the Environmental Advisory Council as they present an ongoing event series, Sustainable Saturdays, April through September 2024. At these events, township residents can learn about sustainable systems for their homes by attending several speaker series at either the township building or the Chester Springs Library. In addition, attendees will be able to visit various West Pikeland Township resident’s homes for demonstrations of sustainable systems. This series will occur throughout the summer as residents and experts share their knowledge on creating a sustainable home. Sponsored by the EAC and Chester Springs Library

 

June 22 @ 10:30am

Installing a Geothermal Heat Pump System at Your Home

Chester Springs Library

1709 Art School Road, Chester Springs

Resident’s House (location to be provided at library event)

 

 

Join members of the Environmental Advisory Counsel in a hands-on program to review the approach and the economics of installing a Geothermal Heat Pump system in your house.  Topics covered will be installation in new houses and retrofits in existing houses. This can be the first step in planning your exit strategy from using fossil fuels at your house.

After a brief presentation at the library, the group will caravan to a West Pikeland resident’s house to see a system as installed in a house. 

 

 

July 20 @ 10:30am

Join us at the Chester Springs Library (1709 Art School Road, Chester Springs) to learn more about installing Rain Gardens and Native Plantings at your home. After a brief introduction at the library the group will caravan to a resident’s home to see an actual installation.

 

September 21 @ 10:30am

Join us at the Chester Springs Library (1709 Art School Road, Chester Springs) to learn more about installing a solar and battery backup system in your home. After a brief introduction at the library the group will caravan to a resident’s home to see a system in operation.

 

Sustainable Saturdays through the summer will highlight what some Township residents have done to reduce their energy consumption and save money.  The residents will give an introductory talk at the Chester Springs Library and then take the group to their home to see the ideas and systems in practice.

 News

Changes in Pennsylvania Fertilizer Law: What Home Gardeners Need to Know

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Recycling Plastic Bottles

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What To Do With Electronic Waste

E-waste is one of the fastest growing waste streams on the planet. It encompasses electronic equipment from smartphones to refrigerators.

E-waste contains a laundry list of chemicals that are harmful to people and the environment, like: mercury, lead, beryllium, flame retardants, barium and lithium. When improperly disposed these chemicals end up in our soil, water, and air.

Electronic waste is also exported to some countries where laws on recycling are non-existent. According to estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO), as many as 18 million children and adolescents, and 12.9 million women, may be at risk from adverse health outcomes linked to e-waste recycling.

Fortunately, there are businesses in our area where our e-waste can be recycled for free. These include, Staples, Best Buy, and Good Will. Also Chester County Waste Authority accepts electronic waste at the Lanchester Landfill located at 7224 Division Highway, Narvon, PA

(near Honeybrook).

All these businesses have restrictions on types and amounts of e-waste. Go to their websites for details.

Register for Household Hazardous Waste Events here

 

How Do I Recycle?

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Free electronics recycling at Lanchester Landfill, where residents can drop off equipment during operating hours 

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Household hazardous waste (HHW) collection events

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List of acceptable Household Hazardous Waste

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Repair your household items for free at Repair Cafe

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How to recycle batteries

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Our Mission Statement

Learn about our purpose and mission statement

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VPP Partnership Grant

See the Press Release from Chester County Planning Commission regarding the Vision Partnership Grant 

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