City of Harrisburg Environmental Advisory Council

City of Harrisburg Environmental Advisory Council City of Harrisburg Environmental Advisory Council was created for the purpose of discussing and disseminating information on environmental issues
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On June 16, 2021, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) posted in the Federal Register a request for information tit...
06/22/2021
Identifying Barriers in USDA Programs and Services; Advancing Racial Justice and Equity and Support for Underserved Communities at USDA

On June 16, 2021, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) posted in the Federal Register a request for information titled, “Identifying Barriers in USDA Programs and Services; Advancing Racial Justice and Equity and Support for Underserved Communities at USDA” (86 FR 32013). USDA announced it is seeking input to identify difficulties in accessing USDA services and remedy systemic inequities experienced by underserved communities, individuals, and people of color and that it plans to establish a Racial Equity Commission which will be informed by the comments. The comment period is open until July 15, 2021.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is requesting input from the public on how it can advance racial justice and equity for underserved communities as part of its implementation of Executive Order 13985, Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal...

New login information for EAC Meeting public attendees:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81434443112Passcode: 445233Or Telephone...
05/28/2021

New login information for EAC Meeting public attendees:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81434443112
Passcode: 445233

Or Telephone:
301 715 8592
Webinar ID: 814 3444 3112
Passcode: 445233

New login information for EAC Meeting public attendees:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81434443112
Passcode: 445233

Or Telephone:
301 715 8592
Webinar ID: 814 3444 3112
Passcode: 445233

EPA Announces White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council (WHEJAC) 2021 Public Meetings SeriesThe EPA has confirm...
04/20/2021
White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council | US EPA

EPA Announces White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council (WHEJAC) 2021 Public Meetings Series

The EPA has confirmed dates for the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council (WHEJAC) public meetings. The meetings are open to the public. Members of the public are encouraged to provide comments relevant to the specific issues being considered by WHEJAC.

These meetings are being held on April 28, 2021 and May 13, 2021 from approximately 2:00pm – 6:00pm (ET). Registration is REQUIRED.

Individual registration is required for each of the virtual public meetings. Information on how to register is located at https://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/white-house-environmental-justice-advisory-council . Registration for the meetings is available through the scheduled end time of each meeting day. Registration to speak during the public comment period will close 11:59 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time, one (1) week prior to meeting date.

Agenda: The meeting discussion will focus on several topics including, but not limited to the discussion and deliberation of draft recommendations to the Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality and the White House Interagency Council on Environmental Justice from the Justice40 Work Group, Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool Work Group and Executive Order 12898 Work Group.

The White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council (WHEJAC) has been established pursuant to Executive Order 14008, titled Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad.

EPA Environmental Justice and Systemic Racism Speaker Series: Featuring the Climate Safe Neighborhood PartnershipRedlini...
04/14/2021
CLIMATE SAFE NEIGHBORHOODS PARTNERSHIP

EPA Environmental Justice and Systemic Racism Speaker Series: Featuring the Climate Safe Neighborhood Partnership

Redlining data was key to Groundwork Trusts’ community organizing efforts to secure climate provisions in Richmond, Virginia’s master plan, green infrastructure in Elizabeth, NJ, and other public policy advances. Linking evidence of structural racism to current environmental conditions provides a powerful tool for communities working for transformative change.

Learn about the Climate Safe Neighborhoods Partnership and how youth in two of Groundwork’s Trusts, Groundwork Hudson Valley, and Groundwork Richmond, VA, and other places are leading the way in working closely with residents and stakeholders to organize, mobilize, and effect systems change to make communities more resilient to extreme heat and flooding.
Speakers:

Cate Mingoya, Groundwork USA
Melissa Guevara, Groundwork Richmond, Virginia
Victor Medina, Groundwork Hudson Valley
Moderated by Charles Lee, Senior Policy Advisor for Environmental Justice, EPA
Date and Time: May 5, 2021, 12:00 – 1:00 pm EST

Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/climate-safe-neighborhoods-partnership-tickets-148489944421

The first five sessions will focus on redlining and current environmental challenges. Future topics will include: Title VI and civil rights program, EJ research and analysis, rural inequities, and others. Suggestions are welcomed. Registration information for each session forthcoming.

For more information, please visit the session registration page or contact Charles Lee ([email protected]) or Sabrina Johnson ([email protected]).

For up-to-date information about Environmental Justice funding opportunities, events, and webinars, subscribe to EPA's Environmental Justice listserv by sending a blank email to: [email protected].

THE EPA ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE AND SYSTEMIC RACISM SERIES FEATURES THE CLIMATE SAFE NEIGHBORHOODS PARTNERSHIP

Virtual Q&A Customer Assistance Program
03/20/2021
Virtual Q&A Customer Assistance Program

Virtual Q&A Customer Assistance Program

We have a Customer Assistance Program designed to help customers avoid falling behind on their accounts. If you have a past due, or delinquent account, there...

https://summits.harrisburgu.edu/ejp/It's Here EJ IN PA!  Sign up for this exciting Environmental Justice Summit where ev...
03/18/2021
Environmental Justice in Pennsylvania | Just another HU Summits Sites site

https://summits.harrisburgu.edu/ejp/

It's Here EJ IN PA! Sign up for this exciting Environmental Justice Summit where everyone has a voice about our Environment.
It's FREE! Open to the Public.
See you there!

Environmental Justice in Pennsylvania April 6, 2021 | Virtual | 9:30-3:00 PM EST Building an Active Environmental Justice (EJ) Network in Pennsylvania through Education, Participation, and Action.   The Pennsylvania Environmental Resource Consortium (PERC), City of Harrisburg, Environmental Advisor...

STOP PLAYING WITH YOUR WATER BILL!DO GET SHUT OFF BECAUSE YOU DIDN'T MAKE CALL!Looking forward in seeing you!
03/17/2021

STOP PLAYING WITH YOUR WATER BILL!
DO GET SHUT OFF BECAUSE YOU DIDN'T MAKE CALL!

Looking forward in seeing you!

It is our goal to keep customers connected. We have a Customer Assistance Program designed to help customers avoid falling behind on their accounts. If you have a past due, or delinquent account, there are options available to you. Our Virtual Q&A session is designed to help customers find the best assistance available to fit their household’s financial needs.

Join us on March 18th from 6-8pm for a live discussion about what CRW can offer those with past due or delinquent account status. If you are unable to join us for the live meeting, you can still submit questions to be answered live, and watch the recorded meeting at a later date. Please submit questions to [email protected] and use “Virtual Q&A” in the subject line

02/01/2021
Timeline Photos
01/31/2021

Timeline Photos

Dozens of ancient eel weirs uncovered in Susquehanna
01/28/2021
Dozens of ancient eel weirs uncovered in Susquehanna

Dozens of ancient eel weirs uncovered in Susquehanna

As a kid growing up on Bald Top Mountain above the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania, Van Wagner would look down during times of low water to see a mysterious “V”

Scientists Show That Water Has Memory
01/16/2021
Scientists Show That Water Has Memory

Scientists Show That Water Has Memory

A new groundbreaking discovery has been made within the most basic of resources. Scientists have just discovered what they have called “The Discovery of The Millennium”, and a huge revelation in human consciousness.

Susquehanna River among world's most ancient rivers
01/05/2021
Susquehanna River among world's most ancient rivers

Susquehanna River among world's most ancient rivers

Williamsport, Pa. – The Susquehanna River is one of the oldest rivers in the world – even older than the Appalachian mountains that surround it.

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
11/28/2020

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Rainwater carries litter to streams and rivers. Please dispose of masks, gloves, and other trash properly!

#MaskUpPA 😷 and #LeaveNoTrace 🚮

Sustainable city
10/27/2020
Sustainable city

Sustainable city

Sustainable cities, urban sustainability, or eco-city is a city designed with consideration for social, economic, environmental impact, and resilient habitat for existing populations, without compromising the ability of future generations to experience the same.

10/02/2020
Harrisburg PA

Harrisburg PA

Mayor Eric Papenfuse lead a discussion on the Greenhouse Transformation Project. Today's conversation focused on updates regarding the greenhouse grounds, as well as plans and ideas for its usage.

Harrisburg PA will be live from the Reservoir Park Greenhouse in 30 minutes!
10/02/2020
Harrisburg PA

Harrisburg PA will be live from the Reservoir Park Greenhouse in 30 minutes!

City Officials and Community Members to Discuss Greenhouse Transformation Project #Harrisburg

Harrisburg PA
09/29/2020
Harrisburg PA

Harrisburg PA

City Officials and Community Members to Discuss Greenhouse Transformation Project #Harrisburg

Please Join Us On September 3, 2020 to talk about our City's Environment.
09/02/2020

Please Join Us On September 3, 2020 to talk about our City's Environment.

World Health Organization (WHO)
09/01/2020

World Health Organization (WHO)

To stop the spread of COVID-19, we all need to play our part. Help protect those who need it most.

08/24/2020
Tri County Community Action

Tri County Community Action

Earlier this year we had to postpone the 8th Annual Great Harrisburg Litter Cleanup due to safety concerns over COVID-19. We’re happy to announce we have rescheduled the Great Harrisburg Litter Cleanup for September 26th from 8AM - 12PM.

We will have proper safety measures in place and ask all volunteers to practice social distancing, wear a mask covering their nose and mouth, and follow all other safety recommendations from the CDC

Register online at bit.ly/GHLC2020
or by calling 717-232-9757
Bring your friends and family with you!

A special thanks to our sponsors who make this event possible:
LCSWMA
Dauphin County Commissioners and Dauphin County Conservation District
Penn State Health
Capital Region Water
Covanta
Harrisburg Downtown Improvement District

Next HEAC meeting August 6, 2020 at 6pm.Looking forward in hearing from You!
07/31/2020

Next HEAC meeting August 6, 2020 at 6pm.
Looking forward in hearing from You!

Secretary Russell Redding
07/26/2020

Secretary Russell Redding

This afternoon during my visit with the Harrisburg Urban Growers - HUG I learned a lot. But one thing that especially stood out is this: the life expectancy in Harrisburg City is 15 years shorter than the rest of Dauphin County. That was before COVID-19 came to town. Their struggles have been compounded by one thing after the next.

There’s a key component that’s missing for urban communities, and that’s access to fresh and nutritious food. The corner stores they rely on do not have it. Systemic discrimination has created a food apartheid, depriving low income communities — whose residents are predominantly black and people of color — of fresh, nutritious food, and repeating a cycle that limits their access to economic opportunities and better health.

The 15 urban gardens in Harrisburg provide local families access to tools, space, and mentorship to plant their own garden and experience the freedom of growing their own food. This work is valuable. Urban communities rely on groups like HUG. Urban gardens feed communities in need, breaking down walls that block opportunity and bringing communities together.

I’m going home with a long list of follow-up from today’s visit, and looking forward to our next meeting. Thank you to the HUG volunteers and gardeners for your time, your honesty, and your commitment to community.

Watch your seeds
07/25/2020

Watch your seeds

UPDATED to reflect new reporting instructions! https://agr.wa.gov/about-wsda/news-and-media-relations/news-releases?article=31411

Today we received reports of people receiving seeds in the mail from China that they did not order. The seeds are sent in packages usually stating that the contents are jewelry. Unsolicited seeds could be invasive, introduce diseases to local plants, or be harmful to livestock.

Here's what to do if you receive unsolicited seeds from another country:

1) DO NOT plant them and if they are in sealed packaging (as in the photo below) don't open the sealed package.

2) This is known as agricultural smuggling. Report it to USDA. Information in our latest press release on how to report: https://agr.wa.gov/about-wsda/news-and-media-relations/news-releases?article=31411

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