(Last updated 4-25-2021)
Join Our Monthly Planning Meetings:
Interested in helping us in some way? We generally meet the third Monday of the Month at 4:30 PM via zoom to plan our work - you are welcome to join us. Please contact us to get the zoom link.
We are planning once a month Zoom "Neighbor-to-Neighbor Climate Conversations? During the COVID-19 Shutdown Join your Lower Merion neighbors to learn about and discuss important climate change related topics.
A Zoom registration link will be posted on this site once the date is confirmed.
Drawdown - Presented by Nancy Chernett and Dan Sutton. Monday, 3/11/21.
Eating Sustainably - Transitioning to a Plant Based Diet - presented by the Peace Advocacy Network; Thursday, 4/8/21 7:00.
Earth Day Conversation: Lower Merion Environmental Roundtable - What are your concerns? Postponed to a later date. Stay tuned.
Trees for Sustainability and Health - May 6, 7:00
Make your House Energy Efficient and Green - May 13, 7-8pm
The Electric Car Landscape, and roundtable discussion - Thursday June 11, 7-8 pm
Earth Friendly Landscape Tips - presented by Michelle Detweiler; Thursday September 23, 7-8 pm
Clean Electricity in Your Home: is Solarization for You? October 14, 7-8 pm
Your Health and Global Warming - presented by Dr. Richard Tolin; November 11, 7-8 pm
Reducing Residential Waste and why it matters - December 9, 7-8 pm
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Write Your Commissioner
Commissioners listen to their constituents. You can have an impact by asking your Commissioner to let them know you want sustainability to be a high priority in Township operations and planning.
Direct your message to your Commissioner at this Commissioners' Distribution List. This way, the other Commissioners also receive your message, though you'll address your message specifically to the one serving your ward.
CALM's Current Priorities--also see News page
Net Zero Carbon Resolution has not yet been discussed at a public BoC meeting. It's been over a year since the EAC presented a draft to them. The EAC has recommended a policy on transitioning Lower Merion Township to Net Zero Carbon emission by 2045 including transitioning to 100% Clean Renewable energy. Here is a link to their proposed resolution. Here is a link to a draft letter you can send to your Commissioner.
Our Forest, Our Future - A short pause has been achieved! But end result is not yet known. Many thanks to all who came to the demonstration on 4-16-21, and keep your messages coming. Read more on our News page and our Our Forest, Our Future page.
A Lower Merion Plastic Bag ban is under consideration in the fairly near future. A state-wide temporary moratorium on these types of bans will expire in July 2021. We will post details as to how you can support this ban as we know more.
Attend Pertinent Commissioners' or Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) Meetings
Currently, and for the foreseeable future, these are expected to held via zoom. This LM township meetings page gives a list of all upcoming meetings. (These can be filtered, but filtering may not work quite the way one expects.) Click to open an individual meeting page, and follow the instructions to request access to attend that meeting, which you'll receive via email. CALM recommends doing this at least 24 hours in advance! Usually an agenda is available about a day in advance as well.
Or, view commissioners' meetings broadcast in real time on Verizon FIOS channel 37, Comcast channel 7, or online at https://lmtv.viebit.com/. The same web link allows viewing of past commissioners' meetings. Regular EAC meetings are not available for review, but the same web link allows you to view The EAC Show with relevant updates and educational workshops and other relevant segments produced by the EAC.
Contact Your Other Elected Officials
Let them know that you support investment in renewable energy or other environmentally friendly initiatives.
Invite One of Us to Speak
We can send or recommend a volunteer to speak to your community group. Contact us here.