Saluting a bit of foresight: Sentinel News

April 4, 2010: Sentinel News

Saluting a bit of foresight

Our word of the week is “foresight,” and we salute two local groups putting it to good use for their communities.

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Meanwhile, Shippensburg University hosted a meeting Thursday night by the Clean Air Board of Central Pennsylvania. CAB wants to expand its sphere of influence from the Carlisle area to all of Cumberland County.

Formed in 2005, CAB showed great foresight in executing a blueprint for success that has distinguished it from other floundering groups. It started with a committed core of experts and professionals.

That was followed by an attention-grabbing rollout when more than 100 local physicians signed an open letter informing the community about the growing danger of ozone and particulate pollution.

That impressive beginning was followed by a steady stream of success. First, CAB worked to secure passage of the state’s anti-idling ordinance. In 2008, the group partnered with Carlisle Regional Medical Center and The Sentinel to deliver an air quality monitor that posts real-time readings of PM2.5 particulate matter.

Inching closer to its five-year anniversary, the timing seems perfect for CAB to expand and continue its quest for better air and better health for all Cumberland County residents.

We wish you continued success.

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