Green Initiatives in Media Borough

Environmental Advisory Council Projects

  • Curbside Compost - Borough-Wide Food and Yard Waste Composting Program 
  • Flexible Recycling Bin Size Options for Residents (14-gallon; 32-gallon; starting Fall 2021: 45 gallon)
  • Connect the Network Sidewalk Project (in design)
  • W Jefferson Street Stormwater Project (in design)
  • Media Zero Waste Group 
  • Spotted Lanternfly Education 
  • Open Streets Event 
  • Media Borough Stormwater Master Plan (2017)
  • Houtman Park Environmental Interpretative Signage (2018)
  • Media Bike Plan (2016)
  • Recycling education at Media Farmer's Market
  • Advised on Wayfinding Signage Plan (2016)
  • Houtman Park Rehabilitation (2015)
  • Transition Town Media's Solarize Greater Media program (2014 to 2017)
  • Organized Tour of Recycling Facility (2014, 2017)
  • Energy Star Certification with a Rating of 91 (2012)
  • Programmable Thermostats at Borough Hall (2012)
  • Big Belly Solar Powered Compacting Trash Bins with Recycling Units Installed (2012)
  • Gayley Run Stream Naming Project with Media Elementary School (2012)
  • Electric Vehicle Recharging Station (2011)
  • Rain Garden/Rain Barrel Workshop (2011)
  • Rain Gardens Installed at Borough Hall (2010)
  • Certificate of Excellence Awarded by Clean Air Council for Borough's Commitment to Purchasing 20% Clean Energy (2010)
  • Media Borough Ecological Footprint Study (2010)
  • Media Fellowship House Award (2010)
  • Stormwater/Rain Barrel Workshops (2007)
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Green Community Award
  • Greenest Borough in PA Award, for Putting Solar Array on the Renovated Armory Building (Now Trader Joe's) (2004)
  • Green Municipal Buyer Award From Green Power (2002)
  • Litter Plan (2021)
  • Heritage Park
  • Ridge Road/N Olive Stormwater Project (in Design)
  • Open Space Planning (2020 to present)
  • Media Borough Traffic Calming Plan (2020)
  • Advisor on Media-Smedley Connector Trail Plan (2019 to Present)
  • Houtman Park Environmental Education Signs (2018)
  • SolSmart Bronze Certification (2018)
  • Regional Street Light Procurement Program - Converted Cobrahead Streetlights to LED (2017)
  • E-Waste Events (Biannual Since 2017)
  • 100% Clean Energy Contract with Constellation Energy (2016)
  • Advised on Media Borough Stormwater BMP Master Plan (2017)
  • Rain Garden Public Education Enhancements with Signage and Website (2015)
  • Paper Shredding Events (since 2014)
  • Supported Anti-Bamboo Ordinance (2014)
  • Worked with Borough to Improve Business Recycling Rates (2013 to Present)
  • Energy Efficient Lighting at Parking Garage with a 60% Annual Energy Savings (2012)
  • Occupancy Sensors at Borough Hall (2012)
  • Dog Waste Stations Installed Throughout the Borough (2012)
  • Residential Energy Audit Workshops (2010 and 2012)
  • Eco‐Tour of Media (2011)
  • Solar Signage and Banners (2010 to 2011)
  • Pennsylvania Clean Energy Community (2010)
  • Media Elementary School Earth Day Activities (various years)
  • Media Recycles Recognition Decals (2008 to present)
  • Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence (2007)
  • Stormwater Brochure for Residents (2006)
  • Chester‐Ridley‐Crum Watersheds Association Stream Clean‐up Sponsorship and Participation (since 2005)
  • Solar Arrays Program for Public Buildings (2004 to 2010)