Environmental Advisory Committee

The Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) was created in 1973The EAC’s mission is to promote responsible environmental stewardship and sustainable practices within the Borough of Jenkintown in order to enhance the quality of life and to benefit generations to come.

 

Members

  • Adrienne Redd (chairperson, 2015)
  • Joanne Everett (2014)
  • Cynthia Wollman (2016)
  • John McCall (2015)
  • Julia Abriola (student representative, 2015)
  • Aly Lester
  • Judy Bishop
  • Paula Bense
  • Stephanie Berardi
  • Jillian Condran (student representative, 2015)
  • Adrienne Brockwell (liaison to the Sustainability Committee for Home & School)
  • George Locke (Borough manager, ex officious)

Borough Council appoints three to seven full members of the EAC. Whenever possible, membership on the EAC includes one person who is also a member of the Borough Planning Commission and at least one member with expertise in environmental education, planning or science. Full members of the EAC are appointed for staggering three-year terms.

All residents are encouraged to join in the collaboration by emailing the EAC chairperson at adrienne@redd.com, or by contacting our Borough Manager, George Locke, at 215-885-0700.

 Meetings and Minutes

The EAC holds monthly meetings at Borough Hall, and keeps records of its meetings, activities, and other correspondence electronically at basecamp.com and Google Documents.  Meeting minutes are also provided at meetings in hard copy on request. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month.

Latest News

Be sure to like and follow the EAC on Facebook for all the latest news and upcoming events, and sign up for Borough emails on the right of this page. We welcome any and all participation from our residents.

The Jenkintown Environmental Committee will host a talk by Ruth Pfeffer www.birdingwithruth.com/schedule/ on Wednesday April 19 at 7 pm at Jenkintown Borough Hall. The emphasis will be on beginning and intermediate bird identification and creating habit for birds by planting native plants. ...

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The open house tonight at Borough gives people an opportunity to express priorities regarding the Jenkintown 2035 planning. You can just stop by any time between 5 pm an 8 pm and award points to the projects you find to be the most important. ...

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Annual Report

Click here to view the 2014 EAC Annual Report.

The report lists the committee’s composition, goals and recent notable achievements.

Adrienne and Jenkintown borough workers digging holes for blueberry bushes

Before and after, planting blueberry bushes

Green Apple Day 2013 - Anne VanMeter directing students to test soil

PPT on insects for second grade at JES April 7, 2015

 

More Information

More information about the EAC can be found in this section of the online Ecode (Jenkintown Borough Online Code):

http://ecode360.com/15139915

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