Sustainability Committee

Kip Archinal (12/31/2024)

Margot Green (12/31/2025)

Tom Kalusky (12/31/2025)
Rhonda Ellis (12/31/2026)

Ned Foley (12/31/2026)

Kirk Reinbold (12/31/2024)

Chris Taylor (12/31/2025)

 

Board of Supervisors Liaison: Dana Alan

 

Contact:

sc@westvincenttwp.org

Agendas
Minutes
  • March 2024 – not submitted
  • February 2024 – not submitted
  • January 2024 – not submitted

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.​​

PECO Energy Assessments

 

Discover if your home is wasting energy and how to improve comfort! Schedule an in-person or virtual energy checkup now!

 

Discounted PECO Home Energy Assessments Exclusively for WVT Residents!

 

For a limited time, West Vincent Township Residents will receive an exclusive $10 discount on standard assessments when using promo code WVCEF. A $150 value for only $39!

 

For more information and to schedule your assessment, visit: www.peco.com/assessment, call 888-573-2672 before December 31, 2022. This offer is good through the end of the year (expires December 31, 2022). Please use promo code WVCEF (West Vincent Clean Energy Future) at check-out or when speaking to a representative in order to receive the discount.

 

An additional bonus!

 

The first 20 residents who call or use on-line scheduling before 12/31/22 to make an assessment appointment using the promo code WVCEF will qualify to have the $39 reimbursed by the township!

 

Read further for additional important details on how to submit for reimbursement.

Pennsylvania Enters the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative – 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.

Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Hazardous Waste Events – scheduled from April – November 2022

by appointments 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 host county. For additional information refer to Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

 

Greenway Lands Stewardship Guide for WVT- Natural Lands Trust – Dec 2005

 

French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust

Past Events of Interest
Mark your Calendars for next Year!

Saturday October 22
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Annual Paper Shredding and Battery Recycling Event

Hosted by WVT Sustainability Committee and Clean Energy Transition Team

 

Sunday October 23
12 .m. – 3 p.m.
Pedals for Progress
Hosted by the Chester County Solid Waste Authority (to be held – at West Goshen Municipal Complex located at 1025 Paoli Pike (entrance at Five Points Road), West Goshen, PA 19380, rain or shine). Please bring a donation toward shipping costs ($20 per donated item, minimum $10) as noted on: Pedal for Progress

Chester County Solid Waste Authority

Five Household Hazardous Waste Events

The public can register and watch a guideline and information 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 held:

  • Saturday, April 9, 2022 – Phoenixville
  • Saturday, May 14, 2022 – Pottstown
  • Friday, June 24, 2022 – Coatesville
  • Saturday, August 27, 2022 – Oxford
  • Saturday, October 8, 2022 – West Chester

PECO – Energy Answers Day 
April 23, 2022
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.

 

Pennsylvania Solar Center

Watts and Learn: Webinar Series

Solar Made Easy for Communities:
SolarAPP, SolSmart & GET Solar Communities 
Friday, July 22, 2022
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

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