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Sustainable Cheltenham

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A Vision for a More Resilient and Environmentally Friendly Community that Unites Cheltenham Township Government with Residents, Businesses, Institutions and other Stakeholders behind Shared Goals to Make that Vision a Reality.


Click here for the early history of the Sustainable Cheltenham project.

In March 2013, the Cheltenham Township Board of Commissioners adopted a Sustainability Plan designed to foster sustainability in its own actions and promote green practices among the residents and businesses in the community. A first in Montgomery County, this ambitious, multi-year, Township-wide plan establishes 10 goals and objectives that are applicable to all organizations, institutions and individuals.

At the core of the plan is the Municipal Action Plan.  Developed by a dedicated group of Township residents and community representatives, along with a Montgomery County Planning Commission consultant team, the Plan outlines steps the municipality can take to function more sustainably and serve as a leader and model for other communities in energy and land use, mobility, waste management, and quality of life.

The Cheltenham Township Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) will monitor the plan's implementation and promoting community involvement.Cover artwork of the Sustainability Plan


Cheltenham Township Sustainability Plan -
By sections

Ready For 100 Initiative
On March 6, 2016, the Cheltenham Township (EAC) discussed the Ready for 100 Movement with the Township's Public Works Committee. The Ready for 100 campaign is a movement of the Sierra Club to transition to 100% clean, renewable energy in the United States by 2050.

The EAC asked the Public Works Committee to consider and recommend the Board of Commissioners adopt a resolution that would commit Cheltenham Township to developing an energy transition plan to help the Township transition to 100% clean, renewable electricity by 2030 and 100% clean, renewable energy across all sectors, including transportation by 2050.

The Township will work with other municipalities in Montgomery County who have passed similar resolutions to develop a transition plan including interim milestones, strategies, financial impacts, equity metrics, and potential financing mechanisms, with the goal of reducing the cost of developing and implementing plan to achieve the renewable energy goals.

Presentation by EAC on Ready for 100 Campaign -- March 6, 2019 Public Works Committee
Environmental Advisory Council
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