Headed by Denise Polk, the residential subcommittee focuses on helping to get West Chester renters, homeowners, and landlords to take action to reduce energy consumption while also saving money. Check out our list of energy-saving tips here (.pdf). Read More.
Led by Sue Herbert, this group offers individualized tips for business owners, contractors, industrial groups, and more. The Commercial Subcommittee also grants the BLUER Business Awards to deserving businesses -- nominate a group today! Read More.
Jim Wylie heads up this committee to look for ways to reduce our emissions due to cars, trucks and busses as they drive through (or sit idling) in the Borough. Read More.
Ellen Zadoff (also the chair of Chester County Cycling Coalition) leads this effort to identify challenges and implement solutions to make West Chester easier and safer for bikes and pedestrians to navigate. We just had eight new bicycle parking stations approved in the Borough -- stay tuned for more info! Read More.
May, 2013,The Share The Road Campaign kicks off in May with initiatives to educate motorists, bikers and law enforcement officials about how to make biking safer and more accessible in Chester County.Read more.
On Sat Nov 3, BLUER hosted the first Greenhouse Gas Pollution Summit. Other local groups focused on emissions reduction and green efforts gathered to share ideas, accomplishments, and challenges they’ve faced, with the goal of establishing relationships that will benefit all of these groups and ultimately lead to a cleaner and more energy-efficient Delaware Valley.Read more.
BLUER is proud to anounce that Roots Cafe at 8 W. Gay St is the recipient of the next BLUER Business Leaders Award. Read more about the great things that Roots Cafe is doing to improve the carbon footprint of the Borough.
Read the press release.
Nov, 2011: BLUER has helped develop a questionaire to both educate the permit applicant about Green Building measures (and how these can save money over time) and to inform the Borough's Department of Building, Housing and Codes Enforcement and the BLUER Committee about the Project’s specific green initiatives. The latest version of this questionaire can be found here.
BLUER (led by Dianne) has prepared a position paper analyising the various PA state legislation that will likely be voted on this fall. You can read the full report here.
We also recommend a very informative lecture by Professor Ingraffea of Cornell U about the Myths and Realities of gas drilling in PA. Watch it on YouTube here, or ask a BLUER member for a copy of the DVD. It's about 2 hours.