of Chester County, PA
Focusing on the unique environmental challenges and opportunities in Chester County, Pennsylvania.
Annmarie Cantrell will do a short powerpoint presentation that will focus on an overview of GMO's, the impact on human, animal and environmental health, why consumers are concerned and how those concerned can help ensure that we have the freedom to choose (whether or not to consume these food as consumers, whether or not to plant them as farmers, etc.)
We will also discuss the labeling initiative in PA and what that means, and leave it open for discussion. GMO-Free PA
|Apr - Several Land Ethic events|
May 1 - GMO-Free PA
- Annmarie Cantrell
|Jun 5 - Time Banking - Alan Wright|
|Jul - open|
|Aug - Home Energy Alternatives|
|Sep - Artisans Exchange|
|Oct - Fall Banquet|
|Nov - open|
|Dec - Holiday Party|
As part of the Longwood Gardens Community Read program, the Chester County Library and Sierra Club will screen Green Fire. The film explores the life and land ethic of conservationist, author, and outdoor enthusiast Aldo Leopold.
For more information and to register go to the Chester County Library Calendar.
Susan Charkes is the author of AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Philadelphia and a passionate advocate for the enjoyment and conservation of the outdoors. She will discuss how Aldo Leopold's theories on Land Ethic can be incorporated into enjoying some great hikes in our area.
For directions go to the Bayard Taylor Library website.
Since 1978, PennDOT has sponsored the community-centered volunteer litter pick-up program, Great Pennsylvania Cleanup Day (GPC). Each year on GPC Day, thousands of Pennsylvanian's take to the streets in their towns and cities to collect the unsightly trash that litters our roadsides. PennDOT provides trash bags and orange safety vests, maintenance crews then pick up the collected refuse and dispose of it free of charge in approved landfills.
Groups can adopt two-mile portions of state highwayandmust agree to clean the adopted section a minimum of 4 times a year for a two year period.
Chester County Sierra Club has adopted the portion of Business Route 30 between Lowe's and Route 100. (Note our signs when you drive by!) We have been participating in the GPC Day for several years, scheduling Clean Ups in the fall, and around Earth Day.
Join us on this day, and commit to do something to make our part of Chester County more beautiful! Think Global, Act Local. This is your opportunity.....
We will meet in the Festival at Exton Shopping Center 400 W Lincoln Hwy., in Exton, near the Kinko's. All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own comfortable gloves.
If you have any questions, please contact
215 527 8320
Susan Charkes is leading a "Conscientious hike" at ChesLen Preserve
For directions go to the Natural Lands Trust page for ChesLen Preserve.
The Mesoamérica Resiste graphics campaign is the third and final image in the Beehive’s trilogy about globalization in the Americas, focusing on resistance to mega-infrastructure projects that are literally paving the way for free trade agreements that devastate local economies and communities.
The audience of approximately 100 represented people from the Chester County area as well as those traveling from Bucks, Berks, Lancaster, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties. Some of the organizations giving testimony were Phila. Clean Air Council, Berks Gas Truth, Penn Future and the Pipeline Safety Coalition. The natural gas industry presented testimony from the Association of Petroleum Industries of PA and the Outreach Coordinator for the Marcellus Shale Coalition.
Read more on Protect
UPDATE - PennEnvironment is organizing a comment site to tell the DEP to ban the use of fracking waste pits. Click here.
The iMatter Youth Movement is a group of kids (with legal representation) taking legal action against state and federal governments to push for reductions in the use of fossil fuels. How great is that? Read about the status of 18 yr old Ashley Funk's rulemaking petition to the PA Env Control Board and the iMatter suite against the federal government.
Pipelines in Chester County
High density housing in W Bradford – Embreeville Hospital site