News Flash

Newsletter

Posted on: November 17, 2020

New Worlds to Conquer for Sustainability Activist: First Lansdowne, Now DelCo

Lansdowne EAC NEWS (1)

One of Delaware County Council’s first actions after last year’s election was to unanimously establish the Delaware County Sustainability Commission.

 

When it met for the first time last month, the new Commission included Carol Martsolf, Chair of Lansdowne’s Environmental Advisory Council (EAC).

 

Martsolf states, “The Commission is much larger than our EAC – 17 members. But at the first meeting, everyone was passionate about environmental sustainability. They seem serious about making progress, and I think we’ll be taking action.”

 

The Commission will participate in a strategic planning session this month to determine priorities. The possible topic areas include best environmental and energy practices in facilities and operations, fuels, and transportation, responsible purchasing (housing and energy sources), air quality, stormwater management, natural and cultural resource protection, wildlife preservation, and climate change. 

 

Lansdowne’s EAC conducted a similar strategy session last year and decided that combating climate change by transitioning to clean energy should be our priority.

 

“There are exciting initiatives taking place in local communities like Lansdowne and Swarthmore. At the County level, our Commission can support local efforts and make best practices available to other DelCo municipalities”, states Martsolf. Carol Martsolf is proud of what Lansdowne has accomplished with its farmers market, Landing and, now, clean energy planning effort, and wants the County to support this kind of local action. A Licensed Professional Civil Engineer who has worked all her life in transportation, Ms. Martsolf is also excited about Lansdowne’s emphasis on multi-modal transportation.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Newsletter

Halloween Banner1

Lansdowne Borough Halloween Party

Posted on: September 10, 2021
20210520_071412

Borough of Lansdowne Banners

Posted on: May 21, 2021
Lansdowne Yard Sale

Town Wide Yard Sale May 15

Posted on: March 23, 2021

February 22, 2021, Letter from Mayor Tony

Posted on: February 22, 2021
20210219_172347

Lansdowne Borough Receives SOLSMART Award!

Posted on: February 19, 2021
20210219_160532

Lansdowne Borough's New Police Chief

Posted on: February 19, 2021
Lansdowne EAC NEWS (1)

Is Zero Waste an Option for Lansdowne?

Posted on: January 18, 2021

Meet Councilwoman Janet English

Posted on: January 12, 2021

Energy Efficiency Update

Posted on: December 14, 2020

From Mayor Tony: November 2020

Posted on: November 19, 2020

Meet Council President Benjamin Hover

Posted on: October 21, 2020
Slope Notes June 17

June 17: Gateway Slope Notes

Posted on: June 17, 2021