News & Events

Upcoming Sustainability Advisory Committee Meetings

Thursday Sep 3rd
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Thursday Oct 1st
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Thursday Nov 5th6:30pm
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Thursday Dec 3rd6:30pm
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July 2020

Single Use PLastic Ordinance enforcement

Due to last-minute language inserted in the Pennsylvania statewide budget, the Borough is unable to enforce the single-use plastic ban at this time. While the ordinance is still on the books, enforcement is delayed until July 1 2021 or the end of the state’s COVID-19 disaster declaration, whichever is later. 

Despite this development we hope that businesses will pursue compliance with this ordinance to address needless single-use waste - action that would enjoy broad community support. 

The Borough’s Sustainability Advisory Committee is, in the interim, developing an opt-in recognition program for businesses that are already taking action on this issue. 

June 2020

Borough COuncil accepts energy TRANSITION plan

At June’s voting session Borough Council voted to accept the West Chester Area 100% Renewable Energy Transition Study, which was funded through the West Chester area Council of Governments by the West Chester Borough and townships of East Goshen, West Goshen, East Bradford, West Whiteland, and Westtown. 

Though this action was delayed by COVID-19 for several months, the vote officially accepts the plan and commits the Borough to further work on this issue through the WCACOG. Specific priorities include community education strategies and pursuing an inter-municpality clean energy power purchase agreement (PPA). 

may 2020

Join the friends of sustainable west chester

Interested in sustainability and want to contribute to a more environmental friendly West Chester? Join the Friends of Sustainable West Chester here

Based on your areas of interest you will be kept in the loop with periodic updates and opportunities to get involved. The four areas of interest in the registration are:

April 2020

*postponed due to COVID-19*

Save the Date - Downtown and Parks CleanUp! 

Check back soon for more info!

February 2020

Tuesday February 25th

Climate JUSTICE: Hope, RESILIENCE & the Fight for a Sustainable Future featuring Mary Robinson

Robinson flyer photoMary Robinson leads the Mary Robinson Foundation— Climate Justice, a center for thought leadership, education and advocacy for the poor and disempowered in the world that are disproportionately threatened by climate change. She has moved audiences around the world with her passionate and hopeful call for all nations to work together to fight for a sustainable future.

Tickets available online at (click “other campus events”) or by calling the SSI Ticket Office at 610-436-2266

January 2020

Wednesday January 29th

WC Area Council of Governments Clean Energy TRANSITION Plan Presentation

West Chester Area Council of Governments is hosting a meeting to view presentation by The Cadmus Group on the clean energy transition pan. The public is invited.

Please note the meeting is scheduled for the West Whiteland Township Building at 101 Commerce Drive in Exton. 

December 2019

2020 Sustainability Advisory Committee Schedule 

With 2020 fast-approaching the SAC approved its 2020 meeting schedule at the December 2019 meeting. The public is always welcome to participate and present concerns or opportunities to the committee for consideration. 

All meetings are held 6:30-8:00pm at Borough Hall:

MondayJanuary 13
ThursdayFebruary 6
ThursdayMarch 5
ThursdayApril 2
Thursday May 7
ThursdayJune 4
ThursdayJuly 2
ThursdayAugust 6
ThursdaySeptember 3
ThursdayOctober 1
ThursdayNovember 5
ThursdayDecember 3


November 2019

Cold Weather Energy Saving Tips

Winter is just around the corner. Save energy and money by implementing these energy savings tips from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Interested in the next step? Click here for info on PECO’s home energy assessments, free for income-qualified households. There are additional rebates and incentives for additional energy audits and energy conservation measures installed through the PECO program.