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Posted on: September 17, 2021

We All Win When We Get Rid of Plastic Bags

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With much of the United States now trapped in a vicious cycle of climate change-induced heat, wildfires, droughts, flooding, and storms, coupled with the COVID-19 delta variant, it is easy to lose sight of other equally important environmental problems, s...

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Sustainability Advisory Committee
Posted on: August 18, 2021

A Vote of Confidence for Eliminating Plastic Bags

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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. Accor...

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Sustainability Advisory Committee
Posted on: July 12, 2021

Safeguarding Our Communities from Extreme Heat

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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. Here in West Goshen Township (WGT), temperatures between May 1 and Jul...

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Sustainability Advisory Committee
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Township Heritage Trees

A heritage tree is typically a large, individual tree with unique value, which is considered irreplaceable. The major criteria for heritage tree designation are age, rarity, and size, as well as aesthetic, botanical, ecological, and historical value.&...

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Sustainability Advisory Committee
Posted on: June 10, 2021

SAC Initiatives Update

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The Sustainability Advisory Committee is currently working on several of the key initiatives we established at our first meeting in September 2020. They are:

 

  • Analysis of the township’s vehicle fleet towards the goal of transitioning over...

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Sustainability Advisory Committee
Posted on: May 20, 2021

EVs Get a Charge Out of Town Hall

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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. Fifty-two dif...

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Sustainability Advisory Committee
Posted on: April 19, 2021

Arbor Day Celebration to Honor West Goshen Heritage Trees

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In honor of Arbor Day 2021, West Goshen Township is celebrating its heritage trees – the oldest and largest arboreal residents of our community. The public is invited to join the socially distanced event at the historic weeping beech site on Friday April ...

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Sustainability Advisory Committee
Posted on: April 19, 2021

Tree City USA Initiative Underway

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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. To be a Tree City, a community must meet four standards: establish a t...

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Sustainability Advisory Committee
Posted on: March 24, 2021

Goshen Tree Tenders live-stake planting

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The Goshen Tree Tenders cut and planted live stakes (shrub branches) along the creek at West Goshen Township's Barker Park to become new rooted stems.  Live stakes help stabilize streams, lessen erosion, moderate temperatures and improve...

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

Take our survey on plastic bag use

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Even before the pandemic, studies showed a significant increase in the use of plastic bags. It has only gotten worse. With a groundswell of community support, local and state governments are now launching initiatives to curb the use of plastic bags and ot...

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Sustainability Advisory Committee
Posted on: March 11, 2021

Arbor Day celebration: Join us!

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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. It is a European weeping beech, planted by Alexander Bane on his farm around 1711. At more than 300 years old, the venerable ...

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Sustainability Advisory Committee
Posted on: March 4, 2020

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.

Those interested should have experience or education in Planning, Environmental Scienc...

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Sustainability Advisory Committee
Posted on: March 19, 2020

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.

Ne...

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Sustainability Advisory Committee
Posted on: January 26, 2021

Introducing the NEW West Goshen Sustainability Committee

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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. The SAC’s overall mission&n...

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Sustainability Advisory Committee