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See our March 2023 newsletter here: Highlights include: Speakers at West Chester University, including activist Erin Brockovich of movie fame; Earth Day Birthday updates on April events; Porchfest coming up on May 20; sign up to Adopt a Rain Garden in West Chester.
See our February 2023 newsletter here: Highlights include: Recent sightings at Bondsville park; Effects of road salt on PA water ways; Vanguards withdrawal from the “Net Zero Managers Initiative.”
See our January 2023 newsletter here. Highlights: escape from the wasteful and polluting fast fashion to landfill cycle; suggested 2023 resolutions for your happy and non-toxic green gardening pleasure.
See our December 2022 newsletter here. (Erratum: the author of the Crebilly Farm article Is Ken Hemphill not Jim Wylie. We sincerely regret the error.) Highlight:
Sustainable Holidays crafting workshop December 13th from 5-7PM.
Come join the West Chester Green Team to learn how to celebrate your holiday more sustainably! We’ll weave Danish heart baskets, make holiday critters, ornaments, wreaths, and Hanukkah menorahs out of reused and natural materials (toilet paper rolls, acorns, seed pods, pine cones, holly, etc.). Also learn how to shop or seek gifts locally to minimize consumption, pollution, and harm to the planet. Free, open to all! Light refreshments available (coffee, tea, hot chocolate, light snacks).
In Sykes Student Union of West Chester University, 110 W. Rosedale Ave, West Chester, in Ballrooms A & B on the main floor.
See our November 2022 newsletter here. Highlight:
Get Ready, it’s Auction Time! (Check on our home page soon for the web site to bid)
Our Seasons Greenings online auction starts November 23 and runs through December 3. Join the bidding, join the fun! Help us continue our mission. What do we have? Vacation homes, art, experiences, services, yummy foods, unusual items, and more! Don’t miss it!
See our October 2022 newsletter here. Highlight:
from “THE GREAT WHITE OAK” By Mike Dunn, Borough Arborist, West Chester
“It takes between 4000 to 6000 caterpillars to fledge one family of chickadees. A 2019 Cornell ornithology study found there are approximately 3 billion fewer songbirds in North America than there was 50 years ago. Less caterpillars means less birds. To support birds and other life on the planet we need insects, especially pollinators…and they need us. By planting a white oak, you will be growing a tree that provides many benefits to our entire ecosystem.”
(n.b. in the rain garden article, the center photo shows water not flowing in properly.)
See our September 2022 newsletter here. Highlight:
“Who Was Humphry Marshall and Why Are We Celebrating Him This Year?” Read historian Tom Walsh’s essay on one of the 18th century’s most famed botanists and all-around men of science, Humphry Marshall of Marshallton in West Bradford. And check out a number of events planned locally to honor Marshall’s 300th birthday.
See our August 2022 newsletter here. One highlight:
Our environmental program for children at Everhart Park in West Chester held a session on the Dark Sky initiative and lightning bugs. The photo shows children at work rendering those themes more concrete.
Read and download our July 2022 newsletter HERE. Highlight:
In June, the Living Landscapes committee of the Green Team completed a native garden project at the Chester County Art Association. The committee renovated the two large planters on the CCAA’s back patio and added in two new garden beds with a mix of native and hybrid plants….
Read our June 2022 newsletter HERE. In this issue: PORCHFEST Recap, Students Propose Free Bottle Refill Stations, Living Landscapes News, Our Summer Programs…and Dinner with Doug!
To the right: some of our volunteers involved in adding pollinator-friendly plants to the garden behind the Chestnut St. parking garage in West Chester.
Click HERE to read our May 2022 newsletter. In this issue: Porchfest is Almost Here, Our Unsung Hero, Earth Day in West Chester, Northern Chesco EAC/SAC Meeting Report, and more!
The Green Team is grateful to the many businesses and institutions that participated by chalking on their own sidewalks or letting our talented team of West Chester University students create their own works honoring Mother Earth on the 53rd annual Earth Day, Friday April 22, 2022.
Click HERE to read and/or download our APRIL 2022 NEWSLETTER
In this issue:
Celebrate Earth Week, Win dinner with Doug Tallamy, Fossil Fuels, Goose Creek Clean-up Recap, Plastic and Microplastic Pollution, and much more!
Image: we will hold two summer programs for kids, at the Melton Center and the Westside Community Center.
Click HERE to read and/or download our MARCH 2022 NEWSLETTER, including: Living Landscapes, Art Award, Light Pollution, Goose Creek Clean-up, Urging Businesses to Do More, Earth Day Preparations . . . and a Porchfest Update
Read our latest news and find out about these and other Upcoming Events:
March 7: Porchfest Committee meeting (for May 21)
March 10: WCGT Meet up at Taco Mar
March 23: Living Landscapes meeting
March 23: Dark Sky Initiative meeting
March 26: Goose Creek Clean-up
Read and/or download the February 2022 newsletter HERE. (Image to the left: from “2022: Are We at the Climate Crossroad?” by Paula Kline.)
Read and/or download the January 2022 newsletter here.
Read and/or download the December 2021 newsletter here.
Read and/or download the November 2021 newsletter here.