Earlier this spring, Cheltenham Township, one of our Audubon Bird Towns, adopted the Sierra Club’s “Ready for 100” in a resolution recommended by their Environmental Advisory Council. The goal of the Ready For 100% Renewable Energy Campaign is to encourage Pennsylvania’s cities and towns to make a pledge to complete the transition to 100% renewable energy. Cheltenham joins a growing list of local municipalities that have made this same commitment.
Ambler Borough, Plymouth Township, Springfield Township, and Whitemarsh Township are local municipalities that have taken this step. Others considering action include Abington, Lansdale and Upper Dublin. You can check the status of your municipality at:
https://www.sierraclub.org/pennsylvania/southeastern/ready-for-100-montgomery-county

If your municipality is not enrolled, encourage your local officials to support for moving the program forward. Once enrolled, municipalities need to develop a plan to “map a course” to the 100% renewable goal. Become involved in the planning process to make sure the plan employs “bird smart” approaches to renewable energy. An emphasis on solar approaches can be an attractive alternative and advocated by Audubon in other states as recently as this month in
South Carolina.