PHS launches awards program for ‘Gardening and Greening’

A new program that honors the beautification efforts of individual gardeners and groups is being launched this year by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. “PHS Gardening and Greening Contest” will spotlight well-designed, well-maintained and inspiring gardens and green spaces throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

[Read more...]

Share

Newtown students honored for Arbor Day poster designs

Goodnoe Elementary School first and fifth grade students recently competed in Newtown’s annual Arbor Day Poster Design Contest.  Students were encouraged to design a poster illustrating the importance of trees in our world. The result of the challenge was a beautiful collection of children’s artwork that was displayed on April 25th at Brian Gregg Memorial Park during Newtown’s Arbor Day Celebration.

[Read more...]

Share

Cows are like solar panels

submitted by Mark Bortman, Exact Solar, mark@exactsolar.com

Have you heard the expression, “Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?” Well, since no one is giving away free milk, maybe I should buy the cow. The price of milk is close to $4 per gallon. According to CBS News, the price of milk is headed up even higher. I can’t imagine what a gallon is going to cost in five or 10 years.

[Read more...]

Share

Mark Bortman to speak at environmental forum

The Newtown Township Environmental Advisory Council has announced its next environmental forum, to be held on Saturday, April 12th from 9:30am until noon at the Newtown Township Municipal Building, 100 Municipal Drive, Newtown Township. The forum will be an informational session on solar and energy efficiency technologies.

[Read more...]

Share

Langhorne Open Space preserves land used for community gardens

by June Portnoy

Whether you’re a novice or master gardener, if you’re looking for a location with excellent growing conditions to plant vegetables or flowers this upcoming season, consider renting space at the community gardens at Langhorne Heritage Farm, located at 222 North Green Street.

[Read more...]

Share

Warmer pool, lower bills, cooler world

submitted by Mark Bortman, Exact Solar, mark@exactsolar.com

Finally it seems that spring has sprung! After our long, cold, snowy winter, it is nice to play outside and plant some flowers. Before we know it, it will be time for one of my favorite summer activities – swimming.

I really enjoy swimming. One of the things I don’t like, however, is getting into cold water. Unlike my kids, if the pool is cool, I take forever to get in, if I get in at all.

[Read more...]

Share

DelVal announces upcoming symposium on energy in transition

The Precarious Alliance, a sustainability symposium conceived by Delaware Valley College President Dr. Joseph S. Brosnan, will be exploring energy-related issues such as climate change, green design and technology, fossil fuels and renewables, boomtowns and transition towns during its spring forum to be held April 3rd and 4th at the college in Doylestown.

To get the dialogue started, three keynote speakers will be featured. Among them, renowned environmentalist Bill McKibben, best-selling author and founder of 350.org, the first large-scale global grassroots climate change initiative.

[Read more...]

Share

Keep your lights on when the power goes out

submitted by Mark Bortman, Exact Solar, mark@exactsolar.com

It certainly has been a tough winter for the power company. Don’t you just hate it when the power goes out? An outage of just a couple hours is no big deal, but the extended outages we’ve had recently sure are frustrating. It seems that it is only getting worse.

[Read more...]

Share

Bucks County Economic Development Corporation

Bucks County Economic Development Corporation (BCEDC) was established in 1958 to fulfill the mission to create a vital and strong economic base through the preservation and creation of job opportunities for Bucks County. The vision of BCEDC is to establish and create a healthy and vibrant economy through innovative programs that will enhance existing and new business to improve Bucks County’s competitiveness and economic prosperity for continued and future growth.

BCEDC connects business and industry with all forms of government from local-state-federal. Undertakings such as cooperation agreements to administer loan programs, development of former military bases, management of infrastructure, and other projects deemed necessary to create a vital economic base for Bucks County.

[Read more...]

Share