Sustainability Committee

Kirk Reinbold, Chair (12/31/2022)

Steve Austin (12/31/2022)

John Barnett (12/31/2024)
Tom Kalusky (12/31/2022)
Andrew Kreider (12/31/2024)

Ken Miller, Vice-Chair (12/31/2023)

Ashley Miscevich, Secretary (12/31/2023)


Board of Supervisors Liaison: Dana Alan

June 2022

May 2022 - no meeting

April 2022

March 2022

February 2022

January 2022

December 2021

November 2021

October 2021

September 2021

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July 2021

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April 2021

March 2021

February 2021

January 2021

June 2022

May 2022 - no meeting

April 2022

March 2022

February 2022

January 2022

December 2021

November 2021

October 2021

September 2021

August 2021

July 2021

June 2021

May 2021

April 2021

March 2021

February 2021

January 2021

The Sustainability Committee works with the Board of Supervisors, the residents of West Vincent and surrounding areas, and experts to identify and implement opportunities to improve the sustainability of our resources to enrich the lives of all people in our community.

The Committee advises the township on the implementation of the Sustainability Plan.  It is charged with creating annual Sustainability Work Plan initiatives as directed by the Township Board of Supervisors.

The group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in a public session. 

Archived SC agendas and minutes  can be requested from the Township by completing a Right To Know Form and sending to office@westvincenttwp.org.  Your request will be fulfilled within five business days.​

Resolution 6-2012 Establishment of Sustainability Committee

Resolution 7-2016 Amendment to Appointment Terms

Resolution 5-2021 Reduction of Number of Members

Sustainability Plan - 2011

Sustainability Work Plan - 2012-2015

Sustainability Work Plan - 2017-2022

 

Latest Local Events and Updates

Chester County Solid Waste Authority

 

The fourth Household Hazardous Waste Event

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Oxford School District Admin Building

125 Bell Tower Lane

Oxford, PA 19363

A PRE-REGISTRATION APPOINTMENT IS REQUIRED!

The public can register and watch a guideline and informational slide show for the event on the CCSWA Registration Site. 

 

*NOTE*  CCSWA will be accepting up to a total of 3 TVs and computers per household at our drop off facility. There is no charge for this service. Households/residents only. No businesses. 

*NOTE* CCSWA Small Electronics Accepted List - at Lanchester drop off
 

Events planned this year: 

Saturday, April 9, 2022 - Phoenixville - Event Ended

Saturday, May 14, 2022 - Pottstown  - Event Ended

Friday, June 24, 2022 - Coatesville - Event Ended

Saturday, August 27, 2022 - Oxford

Saturday, October 8, 2022 - West Chester

Past Events of Interest

PECO - Energy Answers Day - April 23, 2022 at Home Depot Garden Center, King of Prussia - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - 

Learn about energy efficiency and how to save money through PECO programs. 

October 6, 2021 is National Energy Efficiency Day!  Home energy efficiency is a year-round commitment - learn how to save money and lower pollution. 

In the News

Pennsylvania Enters the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (pa.gov).  - April 2022

PA joins Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Virginia.

Some of the benefits of RGGI for Pennsylvania include:


• Reducing up to 225 million tons of carbon pollution from Pennsylvania power plants by 2030
• Preventing up to 30,000 hospital visits for respiratory illnesses like asthma
• An increase in Pennsylvania’s Gross State Product of nearly $2 billion ($250M/year?), and a net increase of 30,000 jobs (4,000 jobs/year?) by 2030

Funds raised from energy plants can be used by the state to further fund clean energy related projects, which could lead to future municipality grant opportunities.

 

There  may also be the possibility for state tax incentives for residents who make clean energy purchases (e.g., solar panels, EVs, geothermal).

For more information, read the 

RGGI Fact Sheet.

Solar Panel

Resources

Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Hazardous Household Waste Events -  scheduled from April - November 2022

by appointment only, pre-registration is required. NO ELECTRONICS ACCEPTED.

 

All listed events are open to residents of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties and Philadelphia regardless of the host county. For additional information refer to Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).