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Posted on: November 16, 2022

AWESOME HOLIDAY TIP

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You can SAVE MONEY while also making our air healthier for your family! If you buy new holiday lights and lit-up decorations, choose LED ones.

You can SAVE MONEY while also making our air healthier for your family! If you buy new holiday lights and lit-up decorations, choose LED ones. They cost more at first, but they last many more years than regular lights, looking gorgeous up to 10 times long...

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Environmental Advisory Council
Posted on: November 15, 2022

English Ivy Kills Trees!

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English Ivy (Hedera helix) is highly invasive and is all over Lansdowne. Sure it may look pretty on the ground or climbing up a wall, but it will wrap itself around your trees and suffocate them.

English Ivy (Hedera helix) is highly invasive and is all over Lansdowne. Sure it may look pretty on the ground or climbing up a wall, but it will wrap itself around your trees and suffocate them.  

As trees lose their leaves, fall is a great time ...

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Environmental Advisory Council
Posted on: October 21, 2022

Bird Town Pennsylvania Renewed and Invigorated in Lansdowne Borough

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Lansdowne is pleased to announce its re-commitment to the goals of Bird Town Pennsylvania.

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Posted on: August 22, 2022

Hays Park Solar Tables

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Recreation Committee Carol Martsolf were joined by Parks and Recreation Board member Jessica Pointer and Borough Manager Craig Totaro to check out the new Solar Tables installed in Hays Park. The tables were purchased with a Community Development Block Gr...

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Posted on: August 18, 2022

September 17’s Community Bike Ride and Walk: More than Just Bikes

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Lansdowne Borough is hosting a Community Bike Ride and Walk along the Lansdowne Loop with the Delco Bike Coalition and Greater Philadelphia Bicycle Coalition on Saturday, September 17.

Lansdowne Borough is hosting a Community Bike Ride and Walk along the Lansdowne Loop with the Delco Bike Coalition and Greater Philadelphia Bicycle Coalition on Saturday, September 17.

The event begins at 1:00 at Highland Avenue Parking Lot with a communit...

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Environmental Advisory Council
Posted on: August 18, 2022

Community Party on Saturday, August 27!

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Have you ever felt like cooking a plant-based dish, but in the end decided to go with your reliable meat recipe? Here’s your chance to experiment with quality plant-based food and to bring your friends and family with you!

Have you ever felt like cooking a plant-based dish, but in the end decided to go with your reliable meat recipe? Here’s your chance to experiment with quality plant-based food and to bring your friends and family with you! 

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Environmental Advisory Council
Posted on: July 21, 2022

Community Day at Hays Park

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The Lansdowne Environmental Advisory Council is hosting a Community Party at Hays Park - Come and sample free, delicious plant-based, chef-prepared soul-food and international recipes. Kids’ food and kids’ activities with prizes too!

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Posted on: July 14, 2022

Baby Bird Myth

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IT’S A MYTH that if you touch a baby bird, mama bird will reject it.

IT’S A MYTH that if you touch a baby bird, mama bird will reject it. Research shows it’s not true: if you find a baby bird, it's best to put it back in its nest. The nest with these catbird babies was knocked from a Lansdowne ...

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Environmental Advisory Council
Posted on: June 30, 2022

Power to the Pollinators!

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Thank you to the many community volunteers, members of the Environmental Advisory Council, and Parks and Recreation Board for a successful weeding, planting, and mulching of the Pollinator Garden in Interboro Park. 

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Posted on: June 15, 2022

Power to the Pollinators! Come Join us at a Fun Gathering on June 29!

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Lansdowne has a pollinator garden at Interboro Park, and weather permitting, volunteers will be tending to it on Wednesday, June 29 from 5-7 PM. We would love to see you there!

Lansdowne loves its pollinators: the butterflies, dragonflies, ants, bees, moths, hummingbirds, and beetles that spread pollen from flower to flower and make new plant life possible. 

Lansdowne has a pollinator garden at Interboro Park, and weathe...

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Environmental Advisory Council
Posted on: April 23, 2022

It was a Great Earth Day Celebration in Lansdowne Borough!

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Many thanks to everyone who volunteered and joined us at our Earth Day Celebration!

Lansdowne Borough Council and Mayor Byrne would like to thank the many residents who volunteered to plant trees and plants, pick up litter, and to volunteer. 
Special thanks to Bethel AME and Reverend Speakes for hosting the event, Representative ...
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Environmental Advisory Council
Posted on: April 22, 2022

Delaware County Sustainability Conference

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Delaware County hosted its first Sustainability Conference on April 21, 2022.

Delaware County hosted its first Sustainability Conference on April 21, 2022.  It was a free event, open to all and was held at the Waterfront at Subaru Park.  The event was Zero-waste, vegan (plant-based), and SEPTA had special buses so...

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Environmental Advisory Council
Posted on: April 20, 2022

Lansdowne's Bird Town Group Celebrates Earth Day!

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Join the Bird Town Group at this year's Earth Day celebration on April 23rd from 11am to 3pm for fun bird themed activities!

Join the Bird Town Group at this year's Earth Day celebration on April 23rd from 11am to 3pm for fun bird themed activities!Lansdowne’s celebration of Earth Day will include several bird-themed activities hosted by the Environmental Advisory Council's Bir...

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

Give Plastic the Respect it Deserves!

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Plastic pollution is a big problem for our town, our region, our country, and our planet. But plastic is not, on its own, horrible. In fact, it’s a wonder product!

Plastic pollution is a big problem for our town, our region, our country, and our planet.  But plastic is not, on its own, horrible.  In fact, it’s a wonder product!  Plastic parts make vehicles lighter so they need le...

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Environmental Advisory Council
Posted on: March 20, 2022

Earth Day at Interboro Park

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Join Lansdowne neighbors and friends for Earth Day on April 23rd from 11am to 3pm at Interboro Park

Join Lansdowne neighbors and friends for Earth Day on April 23rd from 11am to 3pm at Interboro Park.

Rain Date is April 30th

Lansdowne Borough and several of Lansdowne Boards including the Environmental Advisory Council, Parks and Recreation Board, and Shad...

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Environmental Advisory Council
Posted on: March 7, 2022

2022 Delaware County Sustainability Conference

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Delaware County is hosting a free, in-person Sustainability Conference at Subaru Park, 1 Stadium Dr., Chester, PA 19103 on 4/21/22, from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

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Posted on: February 14, 2022

Mosquito Control Alternatives

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Hidden in bushes and trees all over Lansdowne, parent songbirds will soon be feeding adorable little hatchlings. The babies have fragile throats, so they need soft food. Fortunately, nature provides the perfect protein for the little ones: caterpillars!

Hidden in bushes and trees all over Lansdowne, parent songbirds will soon be feeding adorable little hatchlings.  The babies have fragile throats, so they need soft food.  Fortunately, nature provides the perfect squishy protein packets ...

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Environmental Advisory Council
Posted on: January 17, 2022

SPIDERS, and SEWERS, and SONGBIRDS -- oh my!

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Participants in the Lansdowne Public Library’s Steps into Nature programs learned about all nature bugs, trees, mammals and birds!

Did you know that 

—a harmless spider was first discovered in Lansdowne?  In all the world it exists only in our region.

—trees don’t just drop their leaves in fall?  With special &a...

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Environmental Advisory Council
Posted on: December 13, 2021

What is Composting?

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Composting is the natural way of recycling leaves, yard waste, and food scraps.

BLACK GOLD!?  What’s black gold?  Can I get some? 

Yep, if you get into composting.  Composting is the natural way of recycling leaves, yard waste, and food scraps. Anything that grows eventually falls apart; c...

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Environmental Advisory Council
Posted on: November 15, 2021

Hazards of "FOG"

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DID YOU KNOW that FOG is a terrible problem for your home pipes and for sewer systems? FOG stands for “Fats, Oils, and Grease.” Fats that go down drains firm up when they get into the colder pipes in your basement and then underground.

DID YOU KNOW that FOG is a terrible problem for your home pipes and for sewer systems?  FOG stands for “Fats, Oils, and Grease.” Fats that go down drains firm up when they get into the colder pipes in your basement and then un...

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Environmental Advisory Council
Posted on: November 15, 2021

You can SAVE MONEY while also making our air healthier for your family!

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Try these actions recommended by the Lansdowne Borough EAC.

Try these actions:-- Keep your home no higher than 67° in winter. At home wear warmer clothes and add blankets to your beds.  Your ancestors managed that; you can too—really!  You’ll save on your home-heating ...

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Environmental Advisory Council
Posted on: November 12, 2021

The EAC Welcomes New Volunteers

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It is very exciting to have new energy and creativity in our efforts. We welcome more volunteers for our various teams.

Thanks to everyone who spoke with us at the Farmer’s Markets. Our table was super busy with residents concerned about recycling properly and reducing waste in their lives. In addition, we offered great information on getting solar power for your...

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Environmental Advisory Council
Posted on: October 11, 2021

Energy Efficiency Saves Money -- and PA Small Business Program Can Provide Grant Money as Well

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Small businesses and farmers who want to improve their operations through energy efficiency, pollution prevention, and natural resource protection can apply now for up to $5,000 in state grant funding.

Small businesses and farmers who want to improve their operations through energy efficiency, pollution prevention, and natural resource protection can apply now for up to $5,000 in state grant funding.

Applications are now open for the Pennsylvania Departm...

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Environmental Advisory Council
Posted on: September 14, 2021

Big Day Coming up for Climate and the Environment

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October 6 is National Energy Efficiency Day! The cleanest, cheapest energy is the energy you never use in the first place.

October 6 is National Energy Efficiency Day!  

Coming right between Labor Day and Halloween, you may have overlooked this important occasion (which has been observed for the past 15 years).  But -- think again.  The cleanest, che...

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Environmental Advisory Council
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Lansdowne’s Streets: Just For Cars, or Can They Be for Everyone?

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The Complete Streets philosophy underpins the goals of Council to make Lansdowne a more walkable town and a town that is for bicyclists.

Lansdowne is one of the nicer places for walking and bicycling.  We offer a “Tree City” landscape; our neighborhoods feature hundreds of attractive houses and gardens; and a walker or bicyclist going any distance is likely to encounter an interes...

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Environmental Advisory Council
Posted on: August 13, 2021

Outwitting the Lansdowne Mosquito

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Spraying yards, parks and neighborhoods with pesticides is not the answer. Here are some environmentally friendly alternatives to consider.

Some years, they appear by the tens of thousands, attacking us in our gardens, porches and decks. Tiring of spraying every inch of our skin with repellants, we give up and retire indoors until October.

Maybe it’s time to stop conceding summer to the mosqui...

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Environmental Advisory Council
Posted on: July 7, 2021

Survey Shows: People in Lansdowne Care About the Environment

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There is a popular bumper sticker that says, “Think globally, act locally,” and this is the bottom line from the “Lansdowne Environmental Priorities Survey” conducted by the Environmental Advisory Council.

Think globallyA large majority of survey responders put Addressing Climate Change at the top of the list of important environmental issues. Large majorities also view Conserving Energy, Improved Recycling, Air Polluti...

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

Are you ready for an electric car? Police Department says Yes!

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Every year or two, cars in Lansdowne’s vehicle fleet (primarily police cars) age out of service and are replaced.  The next additions to the fleet may very well be electric vehicles (EVs), representing a new chapter in Lansdowne Borough’s ongoing...

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Environmental Advisory Council
Posted on: May 18, 2021

Clean Energy Initiative for Lansdowne Borough

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Lansdowne Borough Hall HVAC System has Been Upgraded

The new system can modulate the temperature across all rooms and times of day. This control allows users to optimize the climate both comfort and energy efficiency. The primary upgrade to the system is a controller, effectively the brain of the system. Th...

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Environmental Advisory Council
Posted on: April 19, 2021

Electronics and Clothing Recycling in Lansdowne

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Lansdowne now has a contract with Retrievr to recycle electronic and clothing waste.

Lansdowne now has a contract with Retrievr to recycle electronic and clothing waste. I am quoting from their website - retrievr.com - regarding this service. As you know, we must pay to have our waste trucked to landfills and incinerators. This p...

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Environmental Advisory Council
Posted on: March 17, 2021

Spring Online Environmental Workshop Series Kicks Off Friday March 19th

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Spring Online Environmental Workshop Series Kicks Off Friday March 19th

Lansdowne's Environmental Advisory Council is presenting six workshops over the next six weeks, starting this Friday. All workshops are on Zoom and run from 6:00 to 7:00 PM.

Zoom links can be found on the Borough Calendar.

As we head into spring, p...

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Environmental Advisory Council
Posted on: February 10, 2021

Is Zero Waste an Option for Lansdowne? Part II

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Part II is an attempt to better understand how Lansdowne is currently
handling our waste management.

Part II is an attempt to better understand how Lansdowne is currently  handling our waste management. All of our mixed recycling goes to J.P. Mascaro, a  recycling company in Berks County; each recycling day at least one diesel powered &...

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Environmental Advisory Council
Posted on: January 18, 2021

Is Zero Waste an Option for Lansdowne?

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Let’s think about what we can do in Lansdowne to reduce our carbon footprint. Toxic chemicals from burning plastic getting into our air, soil, water and our bodies, can be a thing of the past.

As you know, Lansdowne is aiming to reduce its carbon footprint
dramatically over the next decades. Waste management needs to be part of that cleanenergy transition plan. We in the EAC are looking for answers regarding our recycling
program-how much o...

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Environmental Advisory Council
Posted on: December 14, 2020

Energy Efficiency Update

For at least the past decade, Lansdowne Borough Council has been planning with energy efficiency in mind. From traffic lights and street lights, to new windows, the Borough has been saving money by investing in energy efficiency. Here are a few details re...

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Environmental Advisory Council
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Tips for Saving Energy in Your Home

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There are several things you can do to save energy in your home!

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Conserving electrical and natural gas energy is a very basic step we can take to help with the climate crisis. Everyone makes decisions, small and large, as to how much energy they will use daily. Eventually, by 2050 acc...

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Environmental Advisory Council
Posted on: November 17, 2020

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

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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, ...

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Environmental Advisory Council
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Lansdowne eRecycling and Shredding Event - JUNE 19

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Thank you to all the volunteers who helped with the Electronic Recycling and Shredding Event on June 19th! 

The event was held on:

June 19, 2021 Lansdowne Borough 23 East Baltimore Ave. Highland Ave Parking Lot 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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