About the Committee
Established in 1997 as the Environmental Advisory Committee and a subcommittee of the Board of Health, the EAC was renamed to the Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) and restructured into a stand-alone advisory council by the Board of Commissioners on March 10, 2008.
The Environmental Advisory Council serves as a clearinghouse for issues of any environmental nature. The EAC recommends plans and programs to the appropriate Township agencies for identification and resolution of environmental problems.
The EAC is also charged with the task of environmental education and awareness for the community. The EAC sees one of its major roles as "educator' to provide the citizens with useful information that will help to maintain and improve the environment in which we all live. The council also encourages voluntary programs through community participation.
EAC Programs, Presentations & Information
In pursuing its charge of promoting community environmental education and awareness, the EAC created "Green Radnor", which provides a single point of entry for citizens interested in environmental and sustainability information.
The Sustainability Series: Issues in Sustainable Living and Growth in Radnor Township
Green Building 101
Alternative, Renewable Energy Sources: Transforming our Energy Economy
Greening Your Own Home: What You as a Resident Can Do, Resources for the Homeowner
Discovering Your Carbon Footprint and How to Tread More Lightly
Conservation Development: Lightening the Footprint of Growth
We All Live Downstream
Bringing Green Energy Home
Electric Cars and Their Infrastructure
In 2010, Radnor Township became a promotional partner in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) WaterSense Program. This program encourages and promotes water efficiency and conservation through the use of WaterSense labeled products. Click here for more information.
Below is a listing of select environmental provisions in the Municipal Code of Radnor Township. This listing is not intended to reflect a comprehensive identification of all environmental provisions, but a simply a representative selection of provisions.
Air Pollution Control - Chapter 98
Building Energy Conservation - Chapter 129
Clearing and Grading
Clearing - Chapter 144
Grading, Excavation, and Fills - Chapter 175
Energy Conservation - Chapter 158
Littering - Chapter 190
Noise - Chapter 200
Pest Control - Chapter 214
Sanitation - Chapter 230
Sewers - Chapter 235
Solid Waste and Recycling - Chapter 240
Stormwater Management - Chapter 245
Trees - Chapter 263
Zoning - Chapter 280
Floodplain Conservation District - Chapter 280, Article XVII
On June 5th and 6th, 1999, members of the Environmental Advisory Committee residents of the township and volunteers participated in the stream bank restoration of a portion of Little Darby Creek at The Willows. This project was possible after the Environmental Advisory Committee applied for and received the Watershed Restoration and Assistance Program Grant from the Department of Environmental Protection.