Environmental Advisory Committee

Charlestown EAC Is Created

On January 7, 2019, The Board of Supervisors adopted Ordinance #209-2019 creating the Environmental Advisory Committee. This group of seven individuals’ mission is to advise the Board of Supervisors on environmental issues, the protection and preservation of natural resources, the use of open land and creating inventories of natural areas with unique features. All of the aforementioned advice is to be focused within the Township and in the best interest and general welfare of its residents.

Programs

Plastics in Our Bodies and in the Environment – January 2020

PDF of slides from Plastics in Our Bodies and in the Environment Power Point presentation
This January 2020 program explains what plastics and microplastics are, where they come from, how plastic waste is disposed of, and how much is entering the environment. Carol Armstrong, PhD, will review studies measuring its presence in water, marine environments, soil, air, and our bodies, including health conditions that are associated based on knowledge known to date. We will discuss regulatory and policy plans that we can consider, and solutions being developed by individuals, communities, businesses, and science.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – April 2021

PDF of slides from Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Power Point presentation
Learn how we can reduce the amount of household waste we generate, including how to get started and maintain a compost pile.

Look Who’s Coming to Dinner? – August 2021

PDF of slides from Look Who’s Coming to Dinner? Power Point presentation
Learn the role of pollinators in our food production and environment. Create a garden buffet for pollinators using productive plants,

Resources

  • EAC Newsletter
  • Plastics in our Bodies
  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
  • Look Who’s Coming to Dinner?
Updated: October 5, 2021