PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

Goreham Hoping to Help State College Go Green

[photo courtesy of flickr.com]Forget the white out people, green is becoming the most important color in State College. At least that’s what State College mayoral candidate Elizabeth Goreham is hoping.

According to The Daily Collegian, the environmentally conscious Borough Council President dropped by Penn State’s Eco-Action meeting on Tuesday to spur involvement in and bolster support for a greener State College.

Goreham’s enthusiasm for a better environment is steadfast as she even rides her bike to work, and if she is elected mayor, she would no doubt bring a strong environmental conscience to State College. In fact, the Borough itself already has a history of giving this luscious land we live on some lovin’ – as can be seen by its 2007 resolution geared toward lending a hand to the land. Resolution 944, which declares State College as a “climate protection community,” has many future green goals set for the area.

If, like me, you feel like a human ‘frogger’ game around campus everyday nearly causing mangled 20 bike pile-ups trying to get to class, then #4 of the resolution would be of interest. It states: “By 2010, establish a network of off-street and on-street designated bike lanes throughout the community.” That may save some innocent victims on wheels from my poor street-crossing timing someday.

Other points of interest in the resolution are as follows:

6.   By 2012, eliminate the use of non-biological spray insecticides by the Borough.

Additionally, reduce the use of all fertilizers and herbicides by 50% from 2007 levels.

7.   By 2009, establish purchasing policies which give preference to products with 50% or more recycled content.

8.   By 2015, establish a free transit service within the Borough.

9.   By 2012, eliminate the use of incandescent bulbs in all Borough facilities.

11. By 2012, establish incentives for the installation of green roofs, rainwater cisterns, and other best management practices to reduce urban runoff.

There are numerous other good ideas listed in the resolution as well.

With the combined environmental consciousness of the State College Borough and Goreham’s commitment to the Green movement, State College should be ecstatic about its future. Look at how beautiful this place is now. Just imagine hiking around newly preserved areas in State College as a result of these new green innovations.

For those of you who associate environmental friendly folk with the likes of face-pasting, flower wearing, peace talking Miss Lippy from Billy Madison, forget about it and start thinking Elizabeth Goreham. The future is bright my friends…bright green.

[Photo courtesy of flickr.com]

About the Author

Comments

More by Rory

Collegian Claims Several SPJ Awards

The Society of Professional Journalists announced its Region 1 Mark of Excellence Award winners in New York this month and the Daily Collegian sure cleaned up.


Collegian reporters achieved more than 21 individual awards and two big overall awards in the competition, which received more than 3600 entries. Collegian members swept all first, second, and third place slots in the Feature Photography and Radio In-Depth Reporting categories.


More on this after the jump.

2005 Senior Class Gift…Why The Wait?

LAUC Team Trivia Night

Athletics

Penn State Hockey Releases 2018-19 Roster

Brett Murray is no longer on the team after an uneventful tenure in Happy Valley that saw him score just one goal in 33 games.

Penn State Women’s Soccer Sophomores Start Season Strong

Penn State Women’s Soccer Beats Duquesne 6-0

Shea Moyer Lifts Penn State Women’s Soccer Past West Virginia 1-0

Penn State Women’s Soccer Poised For Strong 2018 Season

Student Life

Your Fall 2018 Sylly Week Playlist

Whether this is your first semester or last, welcome to Sylly Week.

While You Were Gone…

Involvement Fair Returns To HUB Lawn Syllabus Week

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Join Onward State: Fall 2018 Application

Onward State is hiring for the fall semester and we’d love to have you join us.

While You Were Gone…

Here’s a roundup of what went on around Penn State during summer break.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

What Changed In State College While You Were Away

With another summer in the books, here are all the changes to State College that happened while you were gone.

Send this to a friend