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Sustainable Springfield

Township Earns Gold Sustainability Certification by Pennsylvania Municipal League

This past January, Springfield Township joined a select group of high performing municipalities to become certified through the Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification program. Springfield Township is only one of three communities in Montgomery County to have earned a Gold level certification for meeting the program’s rigorous performance criteria. The Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification, managed by the Pennsylvania Municipal League in partnership with Sustainable Pittsburgh, is designed for municipalities that are working to save money, conserve resources, and serve vibrant communities. The certification is implemented statewide, recognizing townships, cities, and home rule municipalities across the Commonwealth. The Pennsylvania Municipal League (PML) and Sustainable Pittsburgh applaud municipalities for their demonstrated commitment and sustainability performance. 

“Springfield Township is proud to be recognized as a Gold Certified Community by the Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification program,” said Baird Standish, President of the Springfield Township Board of Commissioners. “The Township has a long history of commitment to saving taxpayer dollars, using resources efficiently, and applying best practices in municipal government and community development. We are pleased to be recognized and be part of the regional community of good government.” Details about Springfield and this program can be found on the certification program’s website at www.sustainablepacommunitycertification.org.

  2020 Sustainability Assessment    

Tools to Promote Sustainability

Want to learn more about sustainability and/or how to live a more sustainable life? Here are just a few resources (feel free to join us at the next meeting of the Springfield Township Environmental Advisory Commission if you have additional resources that you would like to share with the community).

Buying Local

https://www.valleyforge.org/ 
http://www.lancasterfarmfresh.com/

The Consumers Handbook for Reducing Solid Waste

http://www.epa.gov/osw/wycd/catbook/index.htm

Light bulbs

https://www.energystar.gov/products/lighting_fans/light_bulbs

Bottled water

http://www.epa.gov/OGWDW/faq/pdfs/fs_healthseries_bottledwater.pdf
http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/conserve/materials/plastics.htm#facts
http://www.aquaamerica.com/WaterQualityReports/2007/PA1460073.pdf

Energy Vampires

http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/10/27/qotw-what-are-your-energy-vampires/

Water Saving Fixtures

http://www.epa.gov/watersense/water/simple.htm

Programmable Thermostat

http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=thermostats.pr_thermostats

Rain Barrels

http://www.phillywatersheds.org/rainbarrel/

Composting

Composting Information and Resources

Reusable Shopping Bags

http://www.reusablebags.com/

What and How to Recycle

https://www.bottlestore.com/whatandhowtorecycle

This list is not an all inclusion listing of available options in the community. Exclusion from this list is unintentional and not meant to favor certain businesses and/or products. If you have a business to add, please reach out to the Township.