In January 2023, a group of Upper Providence Township residents came together to create the Sustainability Task Force (STF) with the goal of advocating for and exploring sustainable development initiatives within the community. They held monthly meetings to research, discuss, and examine strategies that stand to help Upper Providence Township transition to a healthier, more sustainable future. This entailed, but was not limited to, reducing and eliminating excess plastic waste; lowering greenhouse gas emissions; composting and reducing food waste; cutting down significantly on yard waste; promoting more walkability and public green spaces; and many more beneficial long-term ambitions.
The taskforce looked to other models of best practices in nearby municipalities, including the published plan of Delaware County, Sustain Delco: A Sustainability Plan for Delaware County They also did a lot of local fact-finding to help assess the specific needs and readiness of UPT in moving towards a greener and fiscally more sustainable community.
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