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Charlestown Twp RF 100% Clean Energy


Charlestown Township Friends and Neighbors:

You are invited to join the effort to have Charlestown Township pass a Clean Renewable Energy Policy Resolution this fall. The Clean Energy Team is working on the local Chester County effort of the national Sierra Club Ready for 100 campaign. The campaign aims to have every community commit to a clean renewable energy policy. 

Energy and Emissions Profile for Charlestown Township

The first step is passing a resolution that commits to a  transition of township facilities and operations to 100% clean and renewable energy, and complete this transition for electricity no later than 2035 and 100% renewable energy for heat and transportation by 2050.  The goal is to make a policy statement for the community NOW for how our township spends your tax dollars. From this small starting point, we plan to persevere into the future to expand the public interests into a broader sustainable policy.

Across the U.S. over 90 cities, more than ten counties and two states, have already adopted ambitious 100% clean energy goals. Six cities in the U.S.--Aspen, Burlington, Georgetown, Greensburg, Rock port, and Kodiak Island--have already hit their targets. These six cities now generate 100% of the energy used community-wide from clean, non-polluting and renewable sources. A city commitment to 100% renewable energy is a mandate for action.

This will only happen when Charlestown Township Supervisors hear and see community support. 

 Would you would be willing to do one or more of the following?

1) Review the draft resolution and contribute your ideas and suggestions

2) Attend the Supervisors meeting as either a speaker in favor of clean energy (limited to 3 or 5 minutes)

3) Attend (but not speak) in support of the resolution at the Supervisors meeting

4) Collect signatures on petitions or postcards for the supervisors

5) Suggest some other neighbors we could invite to participate in this process.(Send me their name and email)

For those willing to attend the supervisors meeting, we will schedule a planning session before the Meeting to review who wants to say what.

Either way, would you please add your name to the resolution support petition to ask the Charlestown Township Supervisors to support achieving 100-percent renewable electricity by 2035 or sooner?  I hope you can participate in some way. 

In service to a sustainable Phoenixville community,

Charlestown Township RF 100% Team

Jane Dugdale
Samir Tandon
Katie Tandon
Lisa Tull
Mark Connolly

Join us!

Update 050818 from Lisa Tull:

At the May 7 Board of Supervisors instructed the initiative as follows:

If we are ready to present and defend a revised resolution we need to show up in numbers at the June 4 supervisors meeting:

May 21 -submit revised Charlestown Township 100 resolution 10 days before June 4 which is May 21
  • what is the breakdown of the township electric bill- ask Linda
  • first steps should be conservation- that is what I did as a homeowner
    • energy audit
    • improve insulation & lighting
  • what steps did the boro of Pville take prior to adoption of the resolution?
Who is willing to attend the June 4 meeting?
  • who has made the switch to 100 % renewable?
    • I made this switch several years ago-  waiting for precise dates

Ready For 100% Renewable Energy - Sierra Club Initiative

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Group (SPG), part of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Sierra Club, is focused on the environmental issues facing the greater Philadelphia area. Our Sierra Club volunteers from Philadelphia, Delaware, Chester, Montgomery and Bucks counties are working together to maintain and improve the natural resources of the area and protect it for generations to come. Our mission: Explore, Enjoy and Protect theSolar Energy For All Planet, is the root of every project we undertake.

SPG Executive Committee meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 6:15pm at City CoHo at 2401 Walnut St in Philadelphia, 6:15pm. The entrance is on the parking lot side of the building - at the end of Sansom St.

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. 

Yes, we need state and federal solutions too, but we are not waiting. Cities and townships are taking action. Many cities in the US have made the pledge to make the switch to clean, renewable energy. Most cities are pledging to achieve 100% renewable electricity by as soon as 2030 (and no later than 2035) and 100% of all remaining energy (industry, transportation, heating/cooling) by 2045. 

Let's add Philadelphia  and our boroughs and townships to this list!  We can create this change in a way that is equitable and sustainable for our communities.

Our RF100 volunteers are organizing to make this happen. 
Mark Connolly,
May 2, 2019, 9:42 AM
Phoenixville Green Team,
Mar 26, 2018, 7:18 AM
Mark Connolly,
May 7, 2019, 5:33 AM
Mark Connolly,
May 2, 2019, 10:08 AM
Mark Connolly,
May 2, 2019, 10:23 AM