Identify environmental problems and recommend plans and programs to the appropriate Township board and/or commission for the promotion and conservation of the natural resources and for the protection and improvement of the quality of the environment within the Township's limits.
Promote community environmental awareness and programs.
Undertake such environmental tasks as requested by the Board of Supervisors.
The Whitemarsh Township Environmental Advisory Board worked with Practical Energy Solutions to create a Township Energy Audit assessing the Township Administration Building and the Police Department. View the 2013 Energy Audit (PDF) online.
Eco-Shed at the Township Building
As part of the EAB’s efforts to educate the public, the Whitemarsh Township Environmental Advisory Board used $1,500 in grant funds from the Philadelphia Zoo Community Conservation Grant to build an Alternative Energy Demonstration Shed, which demonstrates simple
environmentally friendly methods that will reduce stormwater runoff and carbon emissions via solar energy. For more information, read the article in the Whitemarsh Living Magazine.
Incandescent Light Bulb
The incandescent light bulb has virtually been unchanged since Thomas Edison invented it. Although revolutionary for the time, the amount of energy used to provide light is very high. In fact most of the energy is given off as heat with only a small amount being converted to light. Newer compact florescent (CFL) bulbs use far less energy to produce the same amount of light (lumens).
The Township accepts CFLs (PDF) along with standard tubular florescent bulbs for recycling. They should not be thrown in the trash because they contain mercury a human toxicant. Check the Township Trash and Recycling page for more information on how to properly dispose CFL bulbs.