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In 2009 and 2010, the four communities of Nether Providence, Rose Valley, Rutledge and Swarthmore collaborated with Temple University’s Center for Sustainable Communities to prepare a Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory and a Climate Change Action Plan. The project was initiated as part of a 2009 grant provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to the four municipalities.
Members of the Environmental Advisory Councils (EAC) of each of the four local communities worked closely with the Temple group to ensure the Climate Change Action Plan was appropriate and achievable. The joint Temple/EAC team established the emissions reduction target of 20% below 2005 emissions levels by the year 2020 and created a list of action items to achieve that goal. Our ongoing volunteer organization was established to carry out the action plan.
The mission of aFewSteps.org is to raise awareness of energy use in the four communities of Nether Providence, Rose Valley, Rutledge, and Swarthmore and to provide our residents, schools, businesses, and governments with the know-how to save money and reduce greenhouse gases at least 20% by the year 2020.
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A Few Steps Foundation, d/b/a/ aFewSteps.org, is a 501(c)(3) corporation providing services free of charge to all residents, businesses, institutions and government entities within our four communities. While we are primarily a volunteer organization, we do have expenses which are funded by donations and grants. If you would like to support our work, click the Donate button below to make a tax-deductible contribution via PayPal.