Abington Township
Environmental Advisory Council
Montgomery County,  PA 19001
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~  Welcome  ~



Help Abington go green!

It's easy.  The volunteers of the EAC are here to help you, your family, neighbors and friends go green. We work with residents, local organizations, businesses and the township to provide a clean and healthy environment for our community. 
Learn how you can make a difference!
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 Measuring Progress in Abington
Abington Township was recently selected for a community leadership program. The STAR Communities program enables us to track our performance and compare to, and learn from, other communities committed to livability and economic viability.  As the first national rating system of its kind, the STAR Communities Rating SystemTM has seven areas to measure progress over the long term: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=3m#inbox/14d1fa692295d719?compose=14d529604725cb6d&projector=1
The Rydal-Meadowbrook Civic Assocation and EAC hosted a public forum on May 12, 2015 to discuss future progress. Volunteers are needed to help gather information and develop future plans. For more information or to volunteer, email AbingtonSTAR@gmail.com . For STAR Communitities info, visit STARCommunities.org .
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Why Rain Barrels?

You can make a difference.

Help fight pollution.
Collect your free rain water to lower your water bill 
~ use for lawn, garden or washing cars ~ 
Keep rain water run-off out of our streets and sewers to reduce pollution in streams, have cleaner water, and lower our water treatment and sewage costs.  ~ learn to make your own barrel ~


Attend a free workshop and get $10 off a rain barrel... 

Saturday July 18, 2015 10:00-11:00 am
Abington Public Safety Training Center (the Annex)
2299 Florey Lane (at end) Abington 19001
RSVP preferred, email AbingtonEACRainBarrels@gmail.com
To order a barrel, click here .

Visit our table at these events:
Monday August 3, 5:00-10:00 pm, at the Abington Pre-Night Out,
Target Store Parking Lot, Old York Rd, Abington, PA   19001

 Buy a rain barrel 
  Custom colors & painted art barrels available 
  For info, or to order, click here  

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Abington Township E-Cycling events


Recycle your old electronics  -  "Anything with a plug"
Saturday June 20, 2015
Saturday November 7, 2015
Saturday February 27, 2016

9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Abington Township Public Works Facility
2201 Florey Lane, Abington PA 19001 (on left)
Details at:  http://www.abington.org/refuse/2015-2016%20elec.pdf  *
Please bring a canned food item,

 peanut butter or jelly 

to donate to the Abington Food Cupboard   Thank you! 

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Abington Township Paper Shred events 

Residents only - free paper shredding - NO BUSINESSES 
Protect yourself from identity theft by shredding old documents 
Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Abington Junior High 
Saturday, October 17, 2015 at Highway Yard 
Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Highway Yard 
The Highway Yard  is the Abington Township Public Works Facility at
2201 Florey Lane, Abington PA 19001 (on left) 
Details at: http://www.abington.org/refuse/2015-2016%20shredding.pdf *

Please bring a canned food item, peanut butter or jelly
to donate to the Abington Food Cupboard.  
Thank you!

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More recycling info from Abington Twp...



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Want to save money on bills?
You may be able to save money on your energy bills by switching from PECO to another energy supplier (electricity and natural gas). How do you choose which company to buy from? You can decide based on price, clean energy options, or local sources. 
For information on switching, visit the PA Public Utility Commission at  http://www.papowerswitch.com/ *. 
To get details on clean energy suppliers,  
visit "Make Ben Proud" at  www.MakeBenProud.com *.






































Find your key to
Saving Money by Saving Energy

Learn how...

Please visit our "Save Energy" page.

Learn how you can save money by saving energy. 

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Help us green your neighborhood!
Need a service project?
Volunteers needed
The EAC offers community service learning project ideas for volunteers, whether for school service learning requirements, Boy Scout, Girl Scout, mitzvah or other projects. We are looking for volunteers for the projects listed above and also for:
Building rain barrels
Public gardens and green space
Building raised vegetable beds and row covers
Tree plantings and maintenance
Mussel surveys in local streams
In October: Ocean Conservancy "International Coastal Cleanup" (litter cleanups)
In spring: "Great American Cleanup" (litter cleanups)
Hosting tables at public fairs and events (like the Abington Pre-Night Out)
Creating environmental videos
For more information, email eac.abington@gmail.com .

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Help Abington Go Green!

Please help us make Abington greener and healthier for us all.

Everyone is welcome to attend our public meetings

on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm

at the Abington Township Building

1076 Old York Rd, Abington PA 19001,

in the second floor board room.

Our meetings are listed on the Abington Township calendar at

www.abington.org/calendar/calendar%20year%20page.htm*.

Volunteer information is listed below and on the Volunteer page.

You can make a difference.

For more information, please contact us at eac.abington@gmail.com

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Congratulations to ASHS H2O For Life Club,

2014 Montgomery Award recipient 

ASHS H2O For Life Club receiving the award from Commissioner John Spiegelman 

The Abington Senior High School H2O For Life Club students and club sponsor Mary Rodgers, ASHS Service Learning Coordinator, have a mission:  to bring clean water to needy people around the world and to raise awareness of global and local water issues. They...
sponsor water projects in other countries
host an annual "Water Summit" with local leaders
host "Walk for Water"
clean-up streams
hold fantastically fun fundraising events

View the video of the award at the September 11, 2014 Board of Commissioners meeting, beginning at time 9:15 :  

The Montgomery Award is given annually by Abington Township. For more info, visit the Montgomery Award page.

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Thank you to our 2014 project partners
including:

Abington Township, Abington Township Commissioners, Abington Township Parks and Recreation Department, Abington School District, Abington Senior High School Service Learning Program, Abington Junior High School Green Thumbs Club, ASD Elementary Schools, Briar Bush Nature Center, Boy Scouts, Cheltenham Township and EAC, Girl Scouts, Glenside United Church of Christ, Friends of Hallowell Park, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, Meadowbrook Bird Sanctuary, the Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup, PennDOT, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Pennypack Watershed and PERT, Redeemer Valley Community Garden, Rydal-Meadowbrook Civic Association, AT Shade Tree Commission, the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, TreeVitalize, Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association, Wyncote Audubon Society, and the Youth Aid Panel. Wow! Join us!

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Thank you for helping 
Keep Abington Beautiful!

Thank you for volunteering with us at our Earth Day clean-ups in 2015. Together, we cleaned-up and beautified 18 parks and green spaces throughout Abington township.  Our 244 volunteers picked up 1455 pounds of litter and planted 439 trees and flowers.  Cleanups are a great way to bring your community together and make a difference in your neighborhood. It adds up too! We count how much litter we pick up and report to the Great American Cleanup of PA*.  Throughout Pennsylvania last year, 140,000 volunteers picked up over 6 million pounds of trash, and planted over 22,000 trees and flowers.  What a difference!  For event details, click on this Earth Day link.  

Thanks to Commissioners Larry Jones, Jimmy DiPlacido, Tom Hecker, Lori Schreiber, and Carol Gillespie for cleaning-up!



Send us suggestions for locations for next year!

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2015.06.25

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