Do you want to improve the environment locally and beyond? Making our community sustainable is a team effort! There’s much to be done and many ways to take action.
Participate in Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) meetings
The Cheltenham EAC works with the township on climate change concerns, sustainability, trails, and healthy watersheds. Whether you want to help monitor the township’s energy usage, promote native plants or advocate for trails, there’s a lot going on. Join us and help make a difference! Email [email protected] to find out more.
Switch to Renewable Energy
Here’s something you can do today! Switch your home or business to renewable energy. Some electricity suppliers offer 100% renewable energy at lower prices than PECO and others offer PA-made wind energy! Watch this video for tips on making the switch at papowerswitch.com. When you switch providers, let us know by emailing [email protected].
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
One person's trash is another person's treasure. Through grassroots network Freecycle, you can connect with your community to give a good home to items you no longer need or want that are still functional!
Volunteer as an individual or group with the organizations below that are conserving and improving Cheltenham’s beautiful parks and natural places.
Friends of High School Park
(Montgomery Ave and High School Rd, Elkins Park) on their work days to
cut back invasive plants, perform trail maintenance, and plant native
trees, shrubs, and flowers. Email [email protected] or call (215) 782-8082.
Photo: courtesy of Friends of High School Park
Friends of Curtis Arboretum has projects underway to maintain and improve this beautiful and historic gem at Church Road and Washington Lane in Wyncote, including restoration of the area along the stream. Contact [email protected].
Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF) has tons of opportunities - from monitoring a local stream as a citizen-scientist to joining clean-ups and plantings.
Photo: courtesy of TTF Watershed Partnership
Friends of Wyncote Woods works in the wooded area of Thomas Williams Park (Hewett Road, Wyncote) to plant native trees, shrubs, and perennials and remove trash and invasive plants.
Friends of the Tookany meet once a month for stream clean-ups. For information, see their Facebook page or email [email protected]
Friends of Grove Park (S. Lynnewood Ave, Glenside) cares for this lovely park along Shady Nook Creek by planting trees and other native species and cleaning up the park and creek, to name just a few of their activities.
Audubon Society certifies Cheltenham yards as bird habitats and promotes
choosing native plants and preventing bird collisions with windows, as
well as the enjoyment of our beautiful and interesting birds. To learn about volunteer opportunities, go to wyncoteaudubon.org or their Facebook page.