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Lansdowne Environmental E-News – June 3, 2011

Lansdowne Environmental E-News – June 3, 2011

Hello Lansdownians,

Earth Saturday @ The Lansdowne Farmer’s Market

Tomorrow from 9am to 1pm is a special day at the Farmer’s Market. Besides being able to load up on whatever’s fresh, you’ll be able to stroll through tables of information about all things Earth, green, etc., which should be fun and informative. I’ll be there at a table loaded with information about Lansdowne’s environmental services, how to deal with vines in your trees, etc., so please stop by to say hello, ask questions or let me know how things are going with the new trash and recycling program. The Mayor and Councilwoman Lustgarten (who serves on Borough Council’s Environment Cmte) will be joining me for part of the day, so if you’re lucky you can chat with them, too!

Next Yard Waste Wednesday

It’s coming up — next Wednesday, June 8th. Remember, these dates are on the borough magnets, along with your trash and recycling dates. If you don’t have one, you can get it from me at the Farmer’s Market tomorrow, or stop by the 2nd floor of Borough Hall. The schedules are also at http://lansdowneborough.com

No Plastic Bags

Seriously. None in Yard Waste. None in Recycling. They can go in the trash, or take them to a grocery store to get recycled. My thought: just say no to plastic bags altogether. If you’re in Wawa getting a loaf of bread, instead of having them shove it immediately into a plastic bag, say “no bag, thanks” and carry it out sans bag. Or better yet, put it in your reusable bag. (But if you’re like me, you forget it in your trunk. I’ve been known to walk out of Mar-Win with my hands loaded with items because I forgot to bring in my bag and can’t bear to take a plastic one. But practice improves practice!)

Have a nice weekend, and I hope to see you at the Farmer’s Market. And don’t forget to bring your own bags.

Barbara
Barbara Silzle
Lansdowne Borough Council
Chair, Environment Committee

Lansdowne Environmental E-News – May 23, 2011

Lansdowne Environmental E-News – May 23, 2011

Hello Lansdownians,

First, yea, sunshine! Finally. I know we’re all dying to get outside so while you are…….

MOSQUITO ALERT

Now that the rains have subsided, it’s really important to go outside and look around your property to see where rain has collected — and dump that water. Standing water breeds mosquitoes, so get rid of that water and nip them in the bud. Look in the bottom of your trashcans, trash can lids, garage roofs, the bottom trays of potted plants, candles, tires — anything and everywhere that water collects. Please take 5 minutes while you’re out enjoying the sunshine to be vigilant and deny the mosquitoes the perfect breeding ground. Not only are they annoying but they can carry West Nile. You and your neighbors will be grateful.

YARD WASTE WEDNESDAY

Yup, this coming Wednesday is another collection day. Get all your paper bags (NO PLASTIC) and trash cans full of yard debris out to the curb by 7am. Putting it out the evening before is fine. The Borough does not allow waste to be put out at the curb at any other time, so if you see a neighbor with bags or cans out there and it’s not Yard Waste Wednesday eve or day, let them know to move it back so they can avoid a visit and possible fine.

FARMERS MARKET RETURNS!

Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 28th, when the fabulous Farmers Market returns to the municipal parking lot on Lansdowne Avenue from 9am-1pm. Get ready to stock up on whatever is fresh, in season, and locally grown. Remember to take reusable bags so you can avoid having to take plastic ones from the vendors.

Enjoy the sunshine!

Barbara

Barbara Silzle
Lansdowne Borough Council
Chair, Environment Committee

Lansdowne Environmental E-News – April 8, 2011

Lansdowne Environmental E-News – April 8, 2011

Hello Lansdownians,

Yard Waste Wednesday – Weds. 4/13

Yup, this coming Wednesday the 13th is Yard Waste Weds. in Lansdowne. A reminder: no plastic bags are allowed, as this is an organic program. And as I think we all know, it saves all of us County tax payers some cold hard cash when we don’t put our yard waste in with the trash. Yea!!!

Keep Lansdowne Beautiful Day! – Saturday 4-16

I hope you can join me and your neighbors as we do a spring clean up of the expanded downtown area. This is a great way to participate in Earth Day, and put in a little time to make our home more beautiful. We’re meeting at Borough Green (corner of Baltimore & Lansdowne) at 9:30. Each of you really do make a difference, so please come. Kids are welcome. The Mayor will be giving our prizes and there will be an appearance by “Litterbug.” Loads of fun, and you’ll be doing a good thing for Lansdowne.

Shredding Madness – Saturday 4-16

Do you have a lot of papers you need to get rid of but just don’t want to toss in the recycling? Maybe they’re sensitive and you don’t have a shredder. Well, the Borough can help you out. As part of our Keep Lansdowne Beautiful Day, you can bring your old documents and records to the Highland Avenue parking lot between 11am and 2pm so they will be shredded and the paper recycled.

No Plastic Bags in Recycling

The Borough’s recycling center does not process plastic bags, so please DO NOT put your newspapers, shredded items or anything else in plastic bags when you recycle. It’s okay to use paper bags, or of course recycling bins. While the borough provides a bin to each home, folks are welcome to purchase their own recycling container if they want a larger one, or maybe one with a lid. Just put it out on the curb on your recycling day and our crew will handle it.

Marcellus Shale Drilling info – Saturday, April 9

Tomorrow, April 9th, you have an opportunity to hear from State Representative Greg Vitali about the Marcellus Shale Drilling issue. Shale drilling is a hot issue, and was the cover article in last week’s Time Magazine. While the Marcellus Shale debate doesn’t seem to immediately impact us, it does have financial and environmental impact – and Rep. Vitali has been deeply involved in all aspects. Full disclosure: Rep. Vitali is a guest speaker at what is an opportunity for folks to meet the Democratic candidates in the upcoming election. But all are welcome, and no donations are expected! So if you want to go just to hear from Greg Vitali on this issue, you are welcome. It’s being held at the home of John and Maura, 58 E. Greenwood Avenue, tomorrow from 3-5 pm.

Happy spring everyone.

Barbara

Barbara Silzle

Lansdowne Borough Council

Chair, Environment Committee