Jan 09

Community Conversation #1: "The Messy Truth"

Posted on January 9, 2017 at 11:20 AM by Christine McAllister

YOU ARE INVITED

 to engage in

 Community Conversation #1

 Presented by the Greater West Chester Diversity in Action Council (DIAC)

 on MLK Day Monday, January 16, 2017 from 6 to 7:30pm

 at the Charles A. Melton Arts & Education Center.

 

Click here for more details and to register for the event.

Seats are limited.

W
e will be screening highlights from Van Jonesacclaimed documentary, “The Messy Truth“, to be followed by
a facilitated discussion. Light refreshments will be served, parking is free.
 


   The mission of the Greater West Chester Diversity in Action Council (DIAC) is to affirm the dignity of all people. The goal of this Community Conversation is to create a safe environment where community members can share (potentially differing) perspectives on contemporary topics towards a productive understanding, and to introduce DIAC to the larger community. Please join us for the first in a series.

 For more information on DIAC and this Community Conversation, please contact Dr. Carmen Lesesne  at
Carmen4DIAC@gmail.com - Phone No. 610-692-9290.

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Nov 16

EPA Commemorates

Posted on November 16, 2016 at 2:42 PM by Christine McAllister

EPA Grant and Celebration Photo 111516 Resized


Pictured above accepting EPA Certificates of Recognition:  West
Chester University (WCU) Interim President, Dr. Chris Fiorentino;
West Chester Borough Sustainability Director, Meghan Fogarty;
WCU Sustainability Committee Member, Denise Polk; and EPA
Representative.

 

 
EPA Environmental News
Contact: Roy Seneca, seneca.roy@epa.gov  215-814-5567

EPA commemorates America Recycles Day with $12,000 grant
to West Chester Univ. for composting


PHILADELPHIA (November 15, 2016) – In recognition of America
Recycles Day, the U.S Environmental Protection Agency today
announced a $12,060 grant to West Chester University to support
a food composting project that will help the university and West
Chester Borough keep food scraps away from a landfill.

“West Chester University has already demonstrated itself as a
leader in sustainability efforts, and this funding will help the university
further expand its food recovery and composting efforts,” said EPA
Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin.  “By
diverting food scraps away from a landfill for composting, the
university and West Chester Borough are making a valuable
commitment to maintain a sustainable environment.”

With this funding, the university and borough will partner with
10 local businesses including restaurants, two senior living facilities,
the Chester County Hospital and the food service operations at
the university dining hall to set up a 12-month pilot composting project.

EPA and organizations nationwide are celebrating America Recycles
Day today by making a concentrated effort to raise awareness about
the impact organizations and individuals can have on the environment
at home, school and work.

Non-food recycling rates have climbed dramatically in the U.S in recent
years for many products, but we still recover only about 5% of the
excess or wasted food.  In 2014, that amounted to 37 million tons of
wasted food -- making food the largest waste category going into
municipal landfills across the nation. 

The university’s composting project was initiated with a 2014 EPA grant
that was used to partner with the borough to collect food scraps from
two local restaurants for composting.  The grant announced today will
expand on that project.  

For more information on recycling, go to:
https://www.epa.gov/recycle

For more information on America Recycles Day, go to: 

http://www.nrc-recycle.org/americarecycles.aspx

 

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Nov 01

Happy Post-Halloween 2016!!

Posted on November 1, 2016 at 2:50 PM by Christine McAllister


               Happy Post-Halloween 2016 from Mayor Comitta!!

Mayor Comitta Halloween 2016
PHOTOS: West Chester Halloween Parade 2016
https://photos.smugmug.com/Daily-Local/West-Chester-Halloween-2016/i-JRXgmqM/0/L/4DS_5937-L.jpg

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