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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Attend this walk to earn a Go Green Rewards Card credit

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Attend this workshop to earn a Go Green Reward Card credit


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Go Green Rewards Card

Get your card at any EAC event, and get rewards for going green! 10 credits earns you a free LED lightbulb and discount coupons to local businesses. For additional information: Please visit our Facebook Abington.EAC.
You'll get credit for:
EAC meetings
EAC Rain Barrel workshop
Installing a rain barrel
EAC Energy Expo
EAC, TTF & Shade Tree Commission plantings
Volunteering on EAC projects
Abington Township Bike Plan meetings
      Donating canned goods at Abington Township recycling events 
      Certifying your yard as an Audubon Bird Habitat
      Purchasing green energy (show us your electric bill)
      and more!

Information on events is listed below. Email an EAC member for more info, eac.abington@gmail.com.

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All are invited to our public EAC meetings

held
Second Wednesday of each month, 7:30 pm at
Abington Township Building
1176 Old York Rd
Abington PA 19001

Typical Abington Twp EAC Monthly Meeting Agenda

Second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm              Abington Twp Building

1.       Call to order

2.       Approval of minutes

3.       Reports

A.      Chairperson

B.      Treasurer 

4.       Committee Reports

A.      Administration

B.      Energy and Sustainability

C.      Land Planning

D.      Public Relations

E.       Watersheds, Stormwater & Restoration 

5.       Active business

A.      Tookany Creek Flood Study comments

B.      STAR Communities program

C.      Planning for upcoming activities 

6.       New business

A.       Let us know your concerns

B.       Associate members encouraged

7.       Next meeting Wednesday February 10, 2016 7:30 pm 

8.       Adjourn

Attend this meeting to earn a Go Green Rewards Card credit


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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... 

Future workshops will be announced here or on our Facebook page.
For more info, visit our rain barrel page, here .

 Buy a rain barrel 
  Custom colors & painted art barrels available 
  For ordering info, or to order,  Click for form  


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Abington Township E-Cycling events


Recycle your old electronics  -  "Anything with a plug" 
Saturday February 27, 2016 
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Saturday, February 25, 2017
9:00 am - 1:00 pm 
Abington Township Public Works Facility 
2201 Florey Lane, Abington PA 19001 (on left) 
Details at:  

Abington Township is proud to offer their residents the opportunity to responsibly recycle obsolete electronics. This FREE service is available to residents of Abington Township.

ALL DATA MEDIA WILL BE DESTROYED OR WIPED!

ACCEPTED ITEMS INCLUDE:
Laptops Dehumidifiers, Peripherals, Computers, Typewriters, Mice, Telephones, Small Appliances, Microwaves, Fax Machines, Cameras, Keyboards, Cell Phones, Printers, Calculators, Air Conditioners, etc.

UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS INCLUDE:
No batteries, light bulbs, smoke detectors, or large appliances

THERE WILL BE A $25 CHARGE FOR TV'S AND COMPUTER MONITORS


Please bring a canned food item, peanut butter or jelly
to donate to the Abington Food Cupboard, and earn a Go Green Rewards Card credit.
Thank you!

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Abington Township Paper Shred Events


Abington Township residents only - free paper shredding
NO BUSINESSES WHATSOEVER
Protect yourself from identity theft by shredding old documents

Saturday, April 9, 2016
Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Abington Junior High School
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Saturday, April 8, 2017

9:00 am - 12:00 pm 
at Abington Township Public Works Facility 
2201 Florey Lane, Abington PA 19001 (on left), (except for July 23 at AJHS).
Details at:

http://www.abington.org/departments/refuse-recycling/shredding-events *  

Residents of Abington Township are encouraged to bring personal and confidential documents and files to Abington Township’s shredding event. No need to remove binder covers, paper clips or staples. All material will be recycled. There is a limit of 4 boxes or bags per car. The boxes can be no bigger then 1.2 cubic foot. Whatever container used, it cannot weigh more than 30 lbs.

Examples of What to Bring:
Obsolete Tax Documents, Bank Statements/Cancelled Checks, Sensitive information, Birthdates, Social Security Information, Signatures, Passwords and Pins, Credit Card Statements and Receipts, Credit Card Offers, Reports and Histories, etc.

Do not bring: newspapers, books or magazines, plastic covering or cardboard, CD’s or floppy discs.

For more information, telephone: Abington Township Public Works Department at (267)536-1034 or (267)536-1038.

Please bring a canned food item, peanut butter or jelly
to donate to the Abington Food Cupboard, and earn a Go Green Rewards Card credit.
Thank you!

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More recycling info from Abington Twp...


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Thank you for planting trees ...


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Want to save money on bills?
Thanks for attending the Energy Expo!
October 29, 2015 7:00 pm, 
Abington Free Library...
*Correction to above, the Expo begins at 7:00 pm*

Want to save money on your energy bills? Attend the Energy Expo! Registration preferred via the library website http://www.abingtonfreelibrary.org/events/474

Abington Township Environmental Advisory Council’s Annual
Energy $aving EXPO
Thursday, October 29, 2015
from 7 - 8:45 p.m.
Abington Free Library Community Room

See how to reduce energy costs through
audits
conservation measures
efficiency
solar, wind or geothermal
tax credits 
available incentives/financing.

Sign up for this FREE event in the Library Office, 215-885-5180, ext. 15 | kmcinnis@mclinc.org, or online at http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=MONTCO&curName=2015%2F10%2F29_Energy_%24aving_EXPO.

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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 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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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 

Redeemer Valley Community Garden,

2015 Montgomery Award recipient 

Redeemer Valley Community Garden received the 2015 Montgomery Award
Redeemer Valley Community Garden volunteers received the award from Commissioner Michael Markman
at the Abington Board of Commissioners meeting on July 9, 2015

The Redeemer Valley Community Garden volunteers and sponsor Sister Ana Dura of the Sisters of the Holy Redeemer, have a mission:  to promote hope and healing through healthy food and living while reverencing the gift of creation. They...
grow organic produce using sustainable practices
grow and donate produce for food cupboards
supply and host farmers markets
allow families to grow their own  gardens
hold educational events
support local beekeepers

View the video of the award at the July 9, 2015 Board of Commissioners meeting, beginning at time 9:30 :  


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 2015 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, 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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