Radnor Township prides itself on its commitment to promoting and implementing steps to protect the environment.
In September 2007 the Radnor Township Board of Commissioners adopted Resolution 2007-24 and declared its intent to endorse the U.S. Mayors' Climate Protection Agreement, which calls upon cities across the United States to join in establishing goals and strategies to reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases.
Greenhouse Gas Reduction
In addition, the board declared its intent to develop an action plan to limit the increase in township energy costs and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the community. The Commissioners recognized the need to anticipate rising energy costs and to continue Radnor's leadership role in environmental protection, building on the benefits already accrued through Radnor township's purchase of energy from renewable sources and investments in energy efficiency.
Radnor Township believes that it is vital to our community, and the world, to take the necessary steps to ensure a green future for Radnor.
Green Features of Encke Park Playground Installation 2014
Playworld Systems, the manufacturer of Encke Parks new playground, is a Green Playground Equipment leader / Silver Level Certified / Cradle to Cradle Silver Certified - Playworld Systems is the first and only playground equipment to have products Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver. This is a rigorous and comprehensive environmental certification system that evaluates products and materials for their impact on human and environmental health and assures the ability to recycle our products after their usable life. Equipment is made of reusable materials. PVC-Free Pledge - Playworld Systems eliminated 99.999% of harmful PVCs from its products in 2008. We use Eco-Armor®, a durable, thermoplastic, PE (Polyethylene) coating that is phthalate free, lead free, and cadmium free, and averages a 38% lower carbon footprint than PVC coatings.
Green Features of Clem Macrone Park –
Rehabilitation & Master Plan Implementation Project/2017
Clem Macrone recently underwent a major renovation as the project blended a mix of new and improved amenities that both retain and capture active and passive features and incorporate sustainable features throughout the entire park. The park includes a riparian corridor along Valley Run, a tributary of Darby Creek, along its northern property line. Rehabilitation of the park utilized green infrastructure in the form of bioretention, bio-swales, and three rain gardens to improve drainage through the site and filter run-off from adjacent developments before it enters Valley Run. Improvements entailed the growth of native plant communities and increased bio-diversity. Earth disturbances were minimized during construction and protection was provided for the existing trees. The redirection and capturing of adjacent run-off allowed for more usable area of the park, therefore allowing the creation of a new trail system with a porous surface and enhancement of an existing boardwalk through a wetland teaching area in the stream buffer of Valley Run. Additional improvements further included rehabilitation, versus relocation, of the parking lot, tennis courts, and baseball field to minimize extensive grading and construction. The rain garden and wetland area located along Valley Run was enhanced and expanded. Lawn was limited to high use areas and native plant areas and no-mow grass zones have been further established in fringe and drainage areas to increase bio-diversity and wildlife habitat. Click here for the pictures