Environmental Advisory Council .....the Path to a Sustainability in the Borough government.

The Mission

The Clean Energy Team's has created an initiative to create an Environmental Advisory Council in Phoenixville. 

We need an  Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) to serve as a forum and clearinghouse for environmental and sustainability issues in the Boro. An EAC can recommend plans, programs and solutions to the appropriate Boro elected officials, appointed boards and commissions, professional staff and consultants for identification and resolution of environmental problems.

We need an EAC to help achieve our goal of 100% Renewables by 2050.

An EAC  can also be charged with the task of environmental education and awareness for the community. The EAC major role as "educator' can provide the citizens with useful information that will help the Boro to become a  more sustainable community. The EAC will encourages voluntary programs through community participation and transparency.

The Team

We are building a team of volunteers with technical experts, environmental advocates and community activist who seek to support the transition to renewable energy. Join us!

Our Goals for 2018

The Clean Energy Team is working to plan and implement the following initiatives to educate and activate the public, businesses and institutions and local government.

  • Work to pass an ordinance in the Boro to establish and Environmental Advisory Council (EAC).
  • Work to include energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy into the Phoenixville Regional Planning Committee(PRPC)  Phoenixville Regional Comprehensive Plan. 
  • Participate in the Sierra Club Ready for 100% Renewable Energy initiative to transition to 100% clean and renewable energy community-wide, and to complete this transition for electricity by 2035 and for heat and transportation by 2050.
  •  Engage the shareholders in Phoenixville Borough and Charlestown, East Pikeland, West Vincent, and Schuylkill Townships to pass a resolution to join other towns and cities across the country to set a goal to transition to 100% clean and renewable energy community-wide.
  •  Identify and develop educational and advocacy opportunities to promote Community Solar.
  •  Promote the planning and implementation of solar PV rooftop and ground mounted systems.
  •  Promote the planning and implementation of electric vehicle infrastructure.
  •  Educate and advocate for improved energy construction techniques specifically Passive House.
  •  Identify, educate and promote efforts to electrify heating/cooling systems.

Want to lead, serve or support this team? Contact: Mark Connolly at markjconnolly@gmail.com

EAC in the Boro Team Leader:       David Lutzker
Team Members:    Mary Marciano, Steve BeeBee, Nate Craig, 
Phoenixville Green Team,
Jan 14, 2019, 8:43 AM