Printable Version - Supervisors have adopted Climate Change Agreement

June 26, 2017

At its Regular Meeting on Monday, June 19, the Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors committed the Township to developing and implementing a strategy to achieve net zero greenhouse emissions no later than 2050.

Resolution 2017-14, adopted at the meeting, also commits the Township to becoming a leader in pursuing these goals for the region and the Commonwealth, and to engage other stakeholders in a dialogue to develop courses of action to reduce the impact of human-induced climate change.

The resolution is modeled on the agreement signed at the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris, where members agreed to hold the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 degrees Centigrade above pre-industrial levels, as well as pursue efforts to limit the increase to 1.5 degrees Centigrade above pre-industrial levels, so as to prevent catastrophic harm to people and ecological systems on which life depends.

View the Resolution, signed by Board President Steve Miller

Learn more about Ferguson Township's sustainability initiatives

In April 2015, Ferguson Township was named a Certified Gold Community by Sustainable Pennsylvania.Certified Gold Community - Ferguson Township

The Township was recognized for our commitment to preserving our agricultural heritage and our wide open spaces, to responsible development, and doing all we can to promote a sustainable community.

The Township's sustainable initiatives include:

    •    Agricultural Preservation
    •    Stormwater Management
    •    Our Parks
    •    Our Bike-Friendly Community and Shared Use Paths
    •    Refuse, Recycling, Compost and Yard Waste


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