Radnor Township Environmental Advisory Council

The civic organization brings out the best in the Radnor community, and intends to keep it that way.

Continued from Kendal-Crosslands.

The Radnor Township Environmental Advisory Council provides community environmental education through the monthly televised meetings and events in its Sustainability Series. “The EAC’s proactive approach to preserving and enhancing the environment in the township aligns with Radnor’s motto of making a great place even better,” says council chair Brenda Hustis Gotanda.

Green credentials: Gotanda is a partner with Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, an environmental and energy law firm in Bala Cynwyd, where she serves as co-chair of its sustainability practice group. She’s also LEED-accredited and on the board of directors of the Delaware Valley Green Building Council. Among the other EAC members, Robin Mann is the president of the board of directors of the Sierra Club, and Josh Hilbert, Steve Elliott and Dan Meier are environmental consultants.

Green innovation: Besides its involvement with the installation of the electric-vehicle charging station in downtown Wayne, EAC’s sustainability initiatives include Radnor’s participation in the EPA’s WaterSense Partnership and the development of a greenhouse-gas emissions inventory and action plan.

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Bragging rights: EAC’s Sustainability Series was launched in 2008 with the Radnor Conservancy and the Radnor League of Women Voters. It helps bring sustainability concepts into the everyday operation of local businesses, government offices and households. “There’s an excellent mix between the green industry and the Main Line, and tremendous opportunities here,” Gotanda says.

Green dream: To advance the sustainable marketplace to where it’s viewed as normal. 

To learn more, visit radnor.com.

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