Municipal Sustainability Resources
Quarterly Sustainability Discussions - Bucks County Municipalities
The BCPC Sustainability Team will be hosting our first, virtual, Sustainability Dialogue Meeting among Bucks County sustainability professionals and municipal representatives. We want to share what we are doing at the County level and listen to our municipal representatives so we, as a County, can understand how to help our municipalities (and how the municipalities can help each other) with their sustainability efforts. We welcome your attendance and look forward to your input.
Our next meeting will be in February 9th at 11am.
Our first meeting was held on Thursday, November 10th at 11:00 AM. Municipality staff can contact Cassandra Goodmansen or Neale Dougherty (contact information below) to RSVP for the next discussion.
Looking for a way to jump-start sustainability in your community?
- A "Sustainable Pennsylvania" municipal certification. "The Sustainable Pennsylvania certification program provides strategies, resources, and recognition to municipalities for improving quality of life and expanding opportunities for everyone."
- Join the next Local Climate Action Program (LCAP) cohort. This is a fully funded program through the PA DEP where a municipality is paired with college students and given free technical assistance in order to develop a climate action plan for their community. (Other tools specifically assist with climate action planning can be found on our Climate Action Plan page.
- SolSmart is a national designation program that provides no-cost technical assistance to communities to help them develop mature solar markets.
- Green Buildings United is an organization that seeks a sustainable, healthy, and resilient built environment for all by fostering transformative impacts in our communities through green building education and advocacy.
- C-PACE stands for Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy. This is a financial loan tool which grants low-interest loans for energy efficiency and resiliency upgrades to commercial, industrial, agricultural, and residential properties that are 5 or more units.
- Bee City USA® and Bee Campus USA work to galvanize communities to sustain pollinators, in particular the more than 3,600 species of native bees in this country, by increasing the abundance of native plants, providing nest sites, and reducing the use of pesticides. Bee City USA and Bee Campus USA are initiatives of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
- The Tree City USA program provides communities with a four-step framework to maintain and grow their tree cover. It also gives them an avenue to celebrate their work, showing residents, visitors, and the entire country that they’re committed to the mission of environmental change. @(Model.BulletStyle == CivicPlus.Entities.Modules.Layout.Enums.BulletStyle.Decimal ? "ol" : "ul")>