Sustainability Advisory Committee

Meetings

  • 6 pm
  • 4th Tuesday of each month

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Overview

The Board of Supervisors enacted the Sustainability Advisory Committee in 2020 to provide guidance to the Board on various issues, such as renewable energy and energy conservation.

For more information, view Ordinance 3-2020 Sustainability Committee (PDF).

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    The Inflation Reduction Act Rewards Going Green

    Signed into law on August 16, 2022, the Inflation Reduction Act provides tax benefits and rebates for homeowners who reduce their carbon footprint. Read on...
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    What is a Carbon Footprint and How do You Measure it?

    According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, many of our daily activities, such as using electricity, driving a car, or disposing of waste, cause greenhouse gas emissions. These emissions make up a household’s measurable carbon footprint. Read on...
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    August is National Water Quality Month

    Keeping our freshwater sources clean and free from pollution is essential. Read on...
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    Solar Use Survey

    Take a short six-question survey that will help WCACEF determine how to best support solar in our region. Read on...
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    Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers: Air and Noise Pollution

    The West Goshen Township (WGT) Sustainability Advisory Committee (SAC) wants to educate our community about the concerns associated with using gas-powered leaf blowers and other fossil fuel-based lawn tools. Read on...
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    Arbor Day 2022

    West Goshen Township celebrated Arbor Day this year by honoring the past and encouraging the planting of trees for the future. Read on...
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    SAC Welcomes Barbara Rinehart

    The Sustainability Advisory Committee is excited to welcome Barbara Rinehart as its newest member. Read on...
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    Celebrate Arbor Day with us!

    This year’s Arbor Day event is on April 29 at 5:00 p.m. at Oaklands Cemetery, where we will celebrate the life of Joseph Trimble Rothrock, dubbed the “Father of Forestry” in Pennsylvania, in the 100th year since his passing. Read on...
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    Single-Use Plastic Bag and Straw Ban

    After much hard work and research by the Township’s Sustainability Advisory Committee, the Board of Supervisors approved a single-use plastic carry-out bag and single-use plastic straw ban effective April 22, 2022. Read on...
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    Sustainability Advisory Committee 2020-2021 Recap

    The SAC is excited to report on accomplishments since our establishment in September 2020. Read on...
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    Single-Use Plastic Bags and Straws: Plastic Is Not So Fantastic

    Single-use plastic litter is not just a local problem. This material does not decompose for decades or even centuries but instead builds up in the environment. Read on...
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    We All Win When We Get Rid of Plastic Bags

    Now more than any time in the past, it is imperative that West Goshen Township (WGT) residents act locally to help safe-guard our shared global environment. Read on...
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    A Vote of Confidence for Eliminating Plastic Bags

    Christine Knapp, director of Philadelphia’s Office of Sustainability, was invited by the Township’s Board of Supervisors to speak at the August 17 Board meeting to offer support and best practices for a ban on single use plastic bags in West Goshen. Read on...
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    Safeguarding Our Communities from Extreme Heat

    It’s not your imagination: It is hotter. In this first month of summer, high temperature records have been set across much of the United States and globally. Read on...
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    SAC Initiatives Update

    The Sustainability Advisory Committee is currently working on several of the key initiatives we established at our first meeting in September 2020. Read on...
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    EVs Get a Charge Out of Town Hall

    Since its installation on September 1, 2020, the ChargePoint® electric vehicle charging station in front of the township complex’s Public Works Department building has been getting a workout while improving the environment. Read on...
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    Arbor Day Celebration to Honor West Goshen Heritage Trees

    In honor of Arbor Day 2021, West Goshen Township is celebrating its heritage trees. The public is invited to join the socially distanced event at the historic weeping beech site on Friday April 23 at 5:00 p.m. Read on...
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    Tree City USA Initiative Underway

    West Goshen’s Arbor Day 2021 is not just a celebration of the township’s heritage trees, it is also the first step to attaining Tree City USA certification by the Arbor Day Foundation. Read on...
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    Goshen Tree Tenders live-stake planting

    On March 21st, Goshen Tree Tenders implemented a “live-stake” planting at the Township’s Barker Park Read on...
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    Take our survey on plastic bag use

    Take our survey on plastic bag use Read on...
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    Arbor Day celebration: Join us!

    On Arbor Day, April 23, 2021 at 5:00 p.m., we will celebrate West Goshen’s heritage trees at the township’s most well-known tree, a European weeping beech. The socially distanced event is open to everyone. Read on...
  22. Sustainability / Environmental Advisory Committee

    West Goshen Township is seeking resumes of those interested in participating in an ad hoc Committee to formulate a new Sustainability / Environmental Advisory Committee. Read on...
  23. Coming Soon… West Goshen’s Sustainability Committee!

    West Goshen is currently in the process of forming a Sustainability / Environmental Advisory Committee.  As a first step, the township is seeking members of an ad hoc committee to define the purpose and functions of the to-be-created committee. Read on...
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    Introducing the NEW West Goshen Sustainability Committee

    The newly formed Sustainability Advisory Committee (SAC) in West Goshen Township was adopted ad hoc by the Board of Supervisors on August 18, 2020 and met for the first time on September 22, 2020. Read on...
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