Thanks to Everyone that attended  this year's Festival, see you next year!





7th Annual Phoenixville  
Green Earth Festival
On the Schuylkill River Trail under the Gay St. Bridge @ the Phoenixville Farmer’s Market 

The FESTIVAL will host exhibitors that specialize in eco-friendly products and services, renewable, alternative energy, environmental / trails / nature advocacy, artisans, makers and organizations making a difference in the community in other positive ways. Kid’s activities are included. Festival attendees can walk through the Farmer’s Market; enjoy music, delicious food and produce, then head up to the VegFest on Bridge St.

COME OUT AND SEE THE GREEN MAN


GREEN EARTH FESTIVAL SPONSORS
Silver
https://www.greenmountainenergy.com/
Bronze

http://www.communityecostore.com/

EXHIBITORS

Bob Dahms Woodworking 
Candles...By PK 
Chester County Green Party 
Citizens Climate Lobby 
Community Eco Store 
Culture Den 
Diving Cat Studio & Gallery 
Family Solar 
Green Mountain Energy 
GMO Free PA
Inspire Renewable Energy 
Hybrid Cycles 
Jesse Crater “Crative Elements” 
John Kennedy Ford 
Kaiya Naturals 
Open Sky Solar 
Penn Environment 
Phoenixville Tree Advisory Commission 
PAHS Environmental Club 
Seven Stars Farm
 Schuylkill Township EAC-Bird Town 
Shaklee 
Sierra Club
Tesla Solar/Energy
The Energy Coop


FREE SCREENING OF ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTARY

 Colonial Theater Friday 700PM


Coral reefs are the nursery for all life in the oceans, a remarkable ecosystem that sustains us. Yet with carbon emissions warming the seas, a phenomenon called “coral bleaching”—a sign of mass coral death—has been accelerating around the world, and the public has no idea of the scale or implication of the catastrophe silently raging underwater.





http://www.tickencounter.org/





2017 COMMUNITY VALUES SURVEY AND WORKSHOP FOR REGIONAL PLANNING

Kimberton Fire Company – June 22, 2017 – 7:00 PM 

The Phoenixville Regional Planning Committee (PRPC) is updating the Phoenixville Regional Comprehensive Plan to establish policies for environmental protection, open space, housing, economic development, infrastructure, and community resources.  Please take a few minutes to complete our survey at the address below to help define community values and set priorities for the Phoenixville Regional Comprehensive Plan.  


All residents, employers, and property owners of Phoenixville Borough and Charlestown, East Pikeland, Schuylkill, and West Vincent Townships are encouraged to participate in the Survey and Workshop! 

WORKSHOP AGENDA

1. Welcome/Orientation (15 minutes)
View maps and data, informal Q&A, set up Workshop Committee tables.

2. Introductory Presentation (15 minutes)
a. What is the Phoenixville Regional Planning Committee?
b. Purpose of the Regional Comprehensive Plan and the 10-year Update
c. Natural Resources
d. Existing Land Uses
e. Community and Cultural Resources
f. Demographic and Housing Analysis
g. Community Values Survey

3. Work Session – (25 minutes)

Attendees will divide into Workshop Committees to formulate Values and Goals pertaining to Comprehensive Plan Policy Elements.  Committees will use ledger and/or plan notations to record findings and recommendations.

4. Workshop Committee Presentations – (45 minutes)

Spokesperson from each Workshop Committee presents findings and recommendations to entire Workshop audience (5 minutes each).

5. Discussion, Summary, and Next Steps – (20 minutes)

a. Floor discussion on the process, Comprehensive Plan Policy Elements, and the findings of each Workshop Committee.
b. Summary of Workshop discussion by Moderators
c. Comprehensive Plan work schedule and invitation for further public participation. 

6. Adjournment – 9:00 PM





Public Workshop - May 25 5-8 PM Colonial Theater
Phoenixville Region Multimodal Transportation Plan


You are invited to attend this public meeting to have a say in the future of transportation in the Phoenixville area. 

Access to Phoenixville Borough's vibrant downtown from the surrounding areas poses major safety concerns due to missing connections, and it can be nearly impossible to reach destinations outside of the Borough without an automobile.

The Phoenixville Region Multimodal Transportation Plan looks to address these deficiencies by identifying initiatives aimed at improving the safety and efficiency of the transportation network for everyone regardless of age, ability, or mode of travel.

See more and follow here...



Green Team / Chester Cty Sierra Club
at the Dogwood Festival - May 15-20

The Green Team is an exhibitor at the Dogwood Festival - May 15-20  along with the Chester Cty. Sierra Club. We are featuring all the good work in our community that preserves the environment and promotes community building resulting in healthy, sustainable lifestyles and businesses.

Visit our tent to check out our Green Teams: Monthly Forum, Bike Schuylkill, Garden, Green Earth Festival, Greenway, Sustainable Business, and Eco Village.

Connect the French Creek Trail to the 

Schuylkill River Initiative

The Green Team is encouraging Chester County and the Boro to start working on connecting the French Creek Trail to the Schuylkill River thru the RR Canal Underpass, rebuild the Spillway and construct the Black Rock Dam Canoe Portage.

Also see updates on:

Phoenixville Regional Planning Committee Public Workshop and Survey on June 22 at the Kimberton Fire Co, PASD, the Boro, East Pikeland Twp., Schuylkill Twp., Chester County Parks and Rec, Green Valley Association, Schuylkill River Heritage Area and Schuylkill Canal Association.

Chester County Sierra Club 

Ready For 100% Renewable Energy Campaign encouraging our cities and towns to make a pledge to complete the transition to 100% renewable energy

Mayors for 100% Clean Energy calls for mayors across the United States—from rural towns to bustling urban centers—to support a vision of 100 percent clean, renewable energy



"PARK ON TOP" OF PARKING GARAGE 

How the PHOENIXVILLE PARKING STUDY could result in a new "PARK ON TOP "


A Parking Study of the Downtown Phoenixville Area is underway and the Borough wants to hear from you! The Green Team is advocating that if a parking garage is going to be built, it is a sustainable design including a  "PARK ON TOP" . Let's think big and build a beautiful place to enjoy the view of our town.

Help the Green Team advocate for a sustainable town by making sure we have more neighborhood bike trails connected to quality downtown public spaces.

You have two opportunities to comment:

PHOENIXVILLE PARKING STUDY

1. PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE

May 3, 2017 TIME: 6:00-7:00 p.m. (Open House Format) 351 Bridge Street, 2nd Floor Phoenixville, PA 19460

A comprehensive parking study is being completed within the heart of Phoenixville Borough. The Boro is seeking your input regarding possible parking improvements. Meet and speak with members of the study team and provide your feedback on the state of parking within the Borough.


2. ON-LINE SURVEY

Visit the Borough website to participate in the online parking survey, especially if you are unable to attend the public open house meeting. The online survey will close May 7th. Add you want a PARK ON TOP OF THE PARKING GARAGE in the comment section.

 

"PARK ON TOP"

DESIGN VISION

  • GREEN PUBLIC PARK ON THE TOP LEVEL
  • SPACE DESIGNED AS PERFORMANCE/ EVENT VENUE TO GENERATE REVENUE FOR BORO
  • SOLAR CANOPIES PROVIDING SHADE, PROTECTION FROM RAIN AND RENEWABLE ENERGY
  • GREEN WALLS TO PROVIDE BEAUTY, HABITAT, AND STORM WATER MANAGEMENT
  • BIKE PARKING AND RENTAL.

 


Phoenixville Green Earth Festival

"LIVING GREEN"

Good for you, Great for the Planet!

Saturday, Sept. 17th, 2016  9am-1pm

 On the Schuylkill River Trail under the Gay St. Bridge At the Phoenixville Farmer's Market


Living Green is the theme for this educational and fun event featuring eco-conscious exhibits and vendors, earth-friendly activities, the Eco-Quiz Giveaway and live demos, entertainment, local food, free Bike Rental and children's activities. 

 Updates on new development, the Phoenixville Greenway, Trails and Open Space.

 It's a celebration of eco-friendly products and services, sustainable energy and transportation, local environmental advocacy and non-profits - all good for you and great for the planet!

The Festival expands the Phoenixville Farmers' Market, a producer/grower market committed to providing locally grown, fresh food; to preserve our agricultural and community heritage.


Interested in being part of the Festival?

Display, Promote and Sell your Green, Sustainable, Socially Responsible Products and Services!

Download the Exhibitor Registration here

Download the Sponsor Registration here


FORUM: Lease, Buy or DIY. Solar PV for your Home

Understanding your Options!

July Forum - 
Wednesday, June 15th, 7pm to 8:30pm
3rd Floor Molly Maguire's 
197 Bridge St
                                         

The lease or purchase of a solar PV electric system for your home is an investment in your time and money. You have 3 options, Lease, Buy or DIY. This presentation shows what happened when one homeowner considered all three options.
SolarCity will present the lease option, offering a no-money-down option to have renewable energy on your roof that matches or beats the utility rate your paying. Open Sky Energy, a local solar installation company will present the opportunities and issues of purchasing and owning PV.
Finally, why not Do-It-Yourself? Phoenixville based Community Eco Center will discuss the resources being developed to help you git-r-done, with some Smarts and Parts assistance.


Phoenixville Greenway System - 1986-2016

The Greenway Team presented to the Phoenixville Planning Commission The History and Future of The Phoenixville Greenway 1986-2016. The presentation initiated a new advocacy effort for more Trails, Quality Open Space and Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure in the community.

The 10 mile Phoenixville Greenway System was started in 1986 to create a Riparian Buffer, Nature Corridor, Recreation, and Quality Open Space long the French Creek and Schuylkill River.

The presentation provides a score card for each property Quality Open Space and Trail access in the Borough.  Download a copy here.

The presentation outlined the following top 4 current projects

1. Trail connection thru Canal RR Underpass to the River

2. Black Rock Dam Portage

3. Devault Trail Phase 1 in Phoenixville

4. Quality Open Space along the SRT and in the Boro

Add your voice to making sure trails, quality open space and transportation infrastructure are part of the redevelopment of the remaining steel company properties by joining and support the Greenway Team 



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Phoenixville Green Team

We are local volunteers advocating the vision of a greener community that preserves the environment and promotes healthy, sustainable lifestyles and businesses. More info...

Eco Village Team

Grid Planning for Ecovillages

October 22, 330-5PM

Join us to talk to energy managers, who will tell us about "the grid," and how Altair EcoVillage can take advantage of our numbers, earn incentives, and direct our other professionals to a more energy-efficient community! 

John "Skip" Trimble has over 30 year's executive experience in power markets.  His main focus is on markets (supply, capacity, energy efficiency, demand response, and Renewable Energy Certificates), modelling, Peak Load Contribution forecasting, and innovative options (Solar RECs, capacity, etc.).  

Skip's experience base includes: systems development, wholesale markets, regulatory testimony, retail markets, capacity and energy markets, credit markets, risk management, generation optimization, as well as the advanced use of technology.

Dennis Rowan is VP of Marketing for VSG Energy Network. VSG Energy integrates electric vehicles and solar energy to optimize Distributed Energy Resources and maximize savings for customers. VSG Energy's work is supported by the National Science Foundation and the PA. Dept of Environmental Protection. Under a DEP grant, VSG Energy is integrating Electric Vehicles with the grid in a managed charging network.

Together, we will look at minimizing the costs and Optimizing the value of Ecovillage energy efficiency and Distributed Energy Resources (DER)

We will follow our 3:30 pm Discussion Group with a potluck at 5:30 pm.  Come to 2237 Kimberton Road, Kimberton - gateway to the site, but park at the Kimberton Arts Building at Kimberton and Prizer Roads.  Bring a dish or drink to share, and bring your questions and comments about our project.  RSVP to Joel at 610-220-6172 or altairecovillage@gmail.com.


Recent Announcements

  • Altair EcoVillage Discussion Group Grid Planning for EcovillagesJoin us to talk to energy managers, who will tell us about "the grid," and how Altair EcoVillage can take advantage of our numbers, earn incentives ...
    Posted Oct 15, 2017, 11:42 AM by Joel Bartlett
  • Superfund Bishop Tube Residential Development Proposal The Bishop Tube Site is a former metals processing plant located in East Whiteland Township, PA.  The site is bordered by Little Valley Creek, a tributary to the exceptional value ...
    Posted Jun 4, 2017, 9:43 AM by Phoenixville Green Team
  • Phoenixville Region Multimodal Transportation Plan Public Workshop - May 25 5-8 PM Colonial TheaterYou are invited to attend this public meeting to have a say in the future of transportation in the Phoenixville ...
    Posted May 22, 2017, 3:44 PM by Phoenixville Green Team
  • Dogwood Festival Week - May 15-20 Come down to Reeves Park during the Dogwood Festival Week to enjoy local foods and classic Festival eats!  See whats playing
    Posted May 15, 2017, 8:20 AM by Phoenixville Green Team
  • EnviRUNment-Fun Run Join Phoenixville Area High School’s Clean Up Club for a Fun Run/Walk to encourage recycling!Trail is approximately 2 miles Round TripWhere:  French Creek Trail - meet at ...
    Posted Oct 12, 2016, 5:19 AM by Phoenixville Green Team
  • March for a Clean Energy Revolution Sunday, July 24 – Philadelphia City Hall – 12 pmThe March is on the eve of the Democratic National Convention, but the timing is significant for other reasons as well.Climate ...
    Posted Jun 4, 2017, 9:41 AM by Phoenixville Green Team
  • Schuylkill River Town - Phoenixville Ethnobotany Tour Ethnobotany is the relationship between plants and people: how we use plants for food, clothing, medicine, dye, construction, and a lot more. Join Schuylkill River Towns and Dave Williams from ...
    Posted Jul 8, 2016, 1:49 PM by Phoenixville Green Team
  • Schuylkill River Town - Kayaking in Mont Clare Join us in Mont Clare for a paddling event lead by a guide from Take It Outdoors Adventures. Gear, boats, and instruction is provided. Preregistration is required.Bring your own ...
    Posted Jul 8, 2016, 1:55 PM by Phoenixville Green Team
  • Join the DNC Green Team There’s Still Time! The Democratic National Convention Green Team is looking for local volunteers who are able to assist with sustainability efforts from July 25 to 28. We are ...
    Posted Jul 8, 2016, 1:16 PM by Phoenixville Green Team
  • Recycling Day Anything with a Plug Residential Recycling Pick UpSaturday, June 18, 2016 Phoenixville Area High School 1200 Gay Street, Phoenixville 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Charlestown Township, East Pikeland Township, Phoenixville ...
    Posted Jun 13, 2016, 4:35 PM by Phoenixville Green Team
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Boro Going Solar!!!

Phoenixville Becomes First Pennsylvania Town To Commit To 100% Clean Energy!

The Boro Council voted unanimously on September 12 to make Phoenixville the First Pennsylvania Town To Commit To 100% Clean Energy.

Thanks for the advocates who came out ! See pics

Congrats to the Boro Council, David Lutzker, The Way Forward, Time Bank and the Chester County Sierra Club.

Ready For 100%Renewable Energy

The goal of the Ready For 100% Renewable Energy Campaign is to encourage Pennsylvania’s cities and towns to make a pledge to complete the transition to 100% renewable energy. The Council unanimously supported the Resolution 

 New Street Building Solar PV System

The Council unanimously supported the installation of a 47 kW array on the new Streets Building on 2nd Ave.




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