Community Resources

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American College & Universities Presidents’ Climate Committment
(ACUPCC) is a high-visibility effort to address global climate disruption undertaken by a network of colleges and universities that have made institutional commitments to eliminate net greenhouse gas emissions from specified campus operations, and to promote the research and educational efforts of higher education to equip society to re-stabilize the earth’s climate. Its mission is to accelerate progress towards climate neutrality and sustainability by empowering the higher education sector to educate students, create solutions, and provide leadership-by-example for the rest of society. Currently,  665 signatories have made the commitment.

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
AASHE’s mission is to empower higher education to lead the sustainability transformation by providing resources, professional development, and a network of support to enable institutions of higher education to model and advance sustainability in everything they do, from governance and operations to education and research.

Center for Green Schools
The Center for Green Schools seeks to fuel the transition of outdated schools into a new generation of sustainable and healthy places that produce highly-achieving students.

Goddard Space Center
Global Warming FAQ from NASA’s Goddard Space Center.

Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association (GVF)
A not-for-profit organization created to advocate and promote a viable transportation network for the region’s economic vitality.

Montgomery County Conservation District
Montgomery County provides information on its efforts to protect its natural resources.  The website offers an exhaustive list of these efforts as well as a number of resources for residents who would like additional information.

Montgomery County Greenhouse Gas Reduction Project
From the Montgomery County Planning Commission

Montgomery County Parks
A comprehensive guide to all parks in Montgomery County and beyond, as well as links other resources.

National Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
The nation’s most effective environmental action group, combining the grassroots power of 1.3 million members and online activists with the courtroom clout and expertise of more than 350 lawyers, scientists and other professionals.

Paperback Swap
Trade used books for free or buy new books through this online book club.

Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy
Based on the idea that everyone “lives downstream from someone” and thus should all be concerned with the protection of water resources, the PWC serves a 362 square-mile area within Berks, Bucks, Lehigh, and Western Montgomery counties.

Recycling Services Inc. (RSI)
RSI is a non-profit, community-based recycling center in Pottstown that strive to provide a center where recycling will create new products from old ones, and to preserve the rich heritage of the earth for future generations through other projects including organic farming, renewable resources and land preservation.

Schuylkill River National & State Heritage Area
Designated a Pennsylvania Heritage Area by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the Schuylkill Watershed includes parts of Schuylkill, Berks, Chester, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties. SRHA’s headquarters are located in Montgomery County Community College’s Schuylkill Riverfront Academic & Heritage Center in Pottstown, which houses the River of Revolutions Interpretive Center.

Swap.com
Headquartered in Boston, Mass, Swap.com is an worldwide, online, one-stop shop which allows users to reduce, reuse, and recycle practically anything—for free, less shipping costs.

Second Nature
Second Nature’s mission is to create a healthy, just, and sustainable society through the transformation of higher education. The organization facilitates the ACUPCC.

Wheels for Wishes
Wheels For Wishes is a car donation program benefiting Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia, Northern Delaware and Susquehanna Valley. The non-profit organization offers an easy way to recycle or donate unwanted cars, trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, RVs, or even boats, by turning them into a wish for a local child.

Wissahickon Growing Greener
A bountiful website full of events, resources, and tips for anyone interested in the sustainability of the greater Wissahickon region.

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