EAC Reports on Busy Year
As you might expect in a town so rich in environmentalists, Swarthmore’s Environmental Advisory Committee was active and effective in 2018, Chair Elizabeth Jenkins reported recently to Borough Council. Among the EAC’s projects and initiatives were:
Successfully urging Borough Council to sign a letter supporting a Mariner East II pipeline moratorium, and a petition to create a cap and trade program in Pennsylvania to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Providing the public with information on a broad range of issues, through sessions on water quality, LED lighting, mulch, and composting; and creating articles and alerts for the Swarthmorean and the new EAC Facebook page.
Organizing volunteer cleanup days at Little Crum Creek Park in spring, summer, and fall.
Advising and providing data to the borough regarding the recycling market, the proposed street tree survey, preservation of public land, and the inter-municipal CORPOS plan.
EAC members, who are appointed by borough council to three year terms, include Claudia Cueto, Annie Fox, Corey Ullman, Matt McCabe, James Verdi, Nancy English, and Chair Jenkins, who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the EAC’s plans for 2019, or to help tackle environmental issues impacting your neighborhood, come check out the group at an upcoming meeting, which takes place in the Community Room of Borough Hall at 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of every month.