Environmental Advisory Board

Regular Meetings
  • 7 p.m.
  • The 3rd Monday of every other month starting January (January, March, May...)
  • Township Building
    616 Germantown Pike
    Lafayette Hill, PA 19444-1821

Members

  • Deborah Sheero, Chair
  • Lou Ann Merkle, Vice-Chair
  • Katie Erno
  • Kate Johnston
  • Debra Harris

  • Gordon Geasland
  • Deborah Heuckeroth

 

Board of Supervisor Liaison


  • Michael Drossner

Duties


  • Identify environmental problems and recommend plans and programs to the appropriate Township board and/or commission for the promotion and conservation of the natural resources and for the protection and improvement of the quality of the environment within the Township's limits.
  • Promote community environmental awareness and programs.
  • Undertake such environmental tasks as requested by the Board of Supervisors.

Energy Transition Plan


At their rescheduled May 2020 meeting, the EAB voted unanimously to recommend an Energy Transition Plan (ETP) to the Board of Supervisors (BoS).  The ETP will serve as a foundation for the Township to achieve the goals set in the Ready for 100 (RF100) Resolution.

The ETP’s goals span seven areas: Energy efficiency, ordinances and guidelines, funding, renewable energy supply, transportation (to include all fossil fuel burning equipment), community engagement, and tracking progress. These goals are broken down into more specific projects and strategies in the ETP.  The first benchmark of this ETP is the Energy Audit, a survey of Township-owned buildings to determine our own carbon footprint. Our Energy Audit was recently scheduled and will take place this upcoming Monday, July 13th.

Upon completion, the Energy Audit will provide the Township with a snapshot of our current energy use, and suggestions for ways we can reduce our energy consumption and costs.  Those suggestions will be shared with the EAB for discussion at a regular EAB meeting, so they can advise the BoS on prioritization of those suggestions.

The Township last worked with Practical Energy Solutions in 2013 to create a Township Energy Audit assessing the Township Administration Building and the Police Department. View the 2013 Energy Audit (PDF) here.

The Energy Transition Plan was unanimously approved by the Board of Supervisors at their July 2020 meeting.
 

Incandescent Light Bulb


The incandescent light bulb has virtually been unchanged since Thomas Edison invented it. Although revolutionary for the time, the amount of energy used to provide light is very high. In fact most of the energy is given off as heat with only a small amount being converted to light. Newer compact florescent (CFL) bulbs use far less energy to produce the same amount of light (lumens).

The Township accepts CFLs (PDF) along with standard tubular florescent bulbs for recycling. They should not be thrown in the trash because they contain mercury a human toxicant. Check the Township Trash and Recycling page for more information on how to properly dispose CFL bulbs.


Responsible Home Gardening

Ready for 100 Resolution


Click HERE to view the full resolution. 

Contact Us

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    616 Germantown Pike
    Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
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    Fx: 610-825-9416
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    8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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