Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Might we have an ally in the State College borough?

State College borough council president and mayoral candidate Elizabeth Goreham speaks on the need to act quickly and firmly on the environment.

Last night, Goreham spoke with Penn State's Eco-Action about State College sustainability issues. According to the Eco-Action listserve and meeting notes, they have endorsed her mayoral bid. To follow up, she sent Resolution 944 to the club, which is the State College Borough's "Declaration of the Borough as a Climate Protection Community." (Should anyone want it, I will gladly email it to them.) It includes a set of municipal and community goals (largely to do with waste reduction, more effective recycling programs, electricity use and efficiency, fuel use efficiency, and indications of increased walkability and bikeability) and the creation of the position of Sustainability Coordinator who will inform and coordinate municipal duties with the end of a smaller ecological footprint by the borough.

These are forward thinking steps.

Update: I spoke to Ms. Goreham on the phone this morning and I will be speaking on water bottles during public comment on October 12th at 7:30 pm.

No comments:

Post a Comment