Memo written by the Doylestown Township Environmental Advisory Council urging the township supervisors to adopt a resolution banning fracking.
Any municipality in Pennsylvania may establish an environmental advisory council to tap the skills and volunteer energy of its citizens. Consisting of three to
seven members appointed by the local government, an EAC can undertake a variety of conservation projects. It can also research issues and advise local government officials to help inform decision-making regarding the environment.
List of Environmental Advisory Councils along the Kittatinny Ridge by county.
The Lower Merion Township environmental advisory council created this plan; it contains a broad range of environmental policy recommendations for consideration by the board of commissioners, including both short- and long-term priorities.
Act 177 of 1996 amended Title 53 (Municipalities Generally) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, adding revised, codified and compiled provisions relating to local government; and making repeals. Part III "Government and Administration", Subpart D "Area Government and Intergovernmental Cooperation", Chapter 23 "General Provisions", Subchapter B "Environmental Advisory Councils" enables the creation of environmental advisory councils and sets forth the rules governing them. EACs were originally enabled by Act 148 of 1973. Act 177 amended this statute.
The Radnor Township Environmental Advisory Council conducted research on the carbon emissions produced by the township's energy consumption (broken into categories of buildings, waste, public lights, and vehicles) and presented the report to the township's board of supervisors. The EAC was charged with conducting the energy audit by a resolution passed by the board of commissioners.
This handbook contains information on what environmental advisory councils (EACs) are, how they are formed and run, and how they interact with their governing boards and their communities. It is the latest edition of the guidance first published in 1996.
Contains environmental advisory council (EAC) news, articles, guidance, lists of EACs by municipality and county, and profiles of many of Pennsylvania’s EACs.
This series of fact sheets published by the Upper Moreland Township EAC that provide basic information about the EAC and its goals, recycling, invasive plants, and stormwater management.
Pamphlet that explains what the EAC's initiatives and contact information.