Do something good for the environment

The Cumberland Conservation Collaborative is sponsoring a “Clean Cumberland Action Day” on Saturday, May 3 through public events being held throughout the County by its members.  Clean up and restoration opportunities including multi-use rail trails, waterways, and the Appalachian Trail are planned and seeking active volunteer participation.

Saturday, May 3 is not the only day for volunteer action.  Outdoor volunteer projects are being planned during  the next several weeks.  Here is a link to volunteer opportunities from the many organizations of the Cumberland Conservation Collaborative.   Sign up for one now.

http://www.cumberlandconservationcollaborative.org/#!volunteer-opportunities/c1e0c 

Support clean burning wood-heaters

Less wood smoke means healthier air

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed new limits on harmful air pollution from new wood-burning devices. These devices, such as boilers, furnaces, and stoves, can subject a neighborhood to dangerous air pollution. Wood smoke, which contains soot, carbon monoxide, and other toxic air pollutants, can trigger asthma attacks, cause cancer, and even cut short lives.

Wood smoke can pollute a neighborhood and can travel miles away. That means people who live nearby and far away can suffer from inhaling wood smoke. Strong standards will help ensure that new wood burning devices are much cleaner and do not further pollute our air. EPA needs to adopt these long-overdue standards to protect our health and our neighborhoods from harmful wood smoke-related air pollutants.

To send a comment to EPA, click on the American Lung Association link: http://bit.ly/Rowbtg

Clean Air Board Community Meeting, Wed., April 16, 7 pm

The Clean Air Board will be meeting on Wednesday, April 16,  at 7 pm at the Second Presbyterian Church, at 528 Garland Drive, Carlisle.   The Clean Air Board will be discussing Earth Day activities.  For directions, go to:

http://bit.ly/1iQfooS

World Health Organization reports on deaths due to air pollution

Pollution Killed 7 Million People Worldwide in 2012, Report Finds

New York Times:  http://nyti.ms/1dwDZmH

Clean Air Board Community Meeting, Thursday, March 20, 7 pm

The Clean Air Board will be meeting on March 20,  at 7 pm at the Second Presbyterian Church, at 528 Garland Drive, Carlisle.

Clean Air Board Community Meeting Feb. 25, 7 pm

This month CAB will be discussing our recent participation in the Clarke Forum panel on warehouse development, and hearing from citizens with ideas on clean air and forestry practices along Route I-81. Come share your thoughts, too! The Clean Air Board will be meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 7 pm at the Second Presbyterian Church, at 528 Garland Drive, Carlisle.

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