• Please join us for the CAB Community Meeting, usually held on the first Thursday of every month at 7:00PM. Please check Posts for speaker information, time, and location.

    Community meetings are generally held at Second Presbyterian Church, 528 Garland Drive, Carlisle, PA

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The Paris Climate Accord, Feb. 4, 7pm at Dickinson

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From Paris to Carlisle –  talk to people who were there

As a special CAB community meeting, local experts will discuss their observation of the Paris Climate Accord. Come hear how we can meet the promises of the Paris agreement, and what actions are needed to keep our world healthy.

WHO: Panel discussion with Neil Leary, Mike Heiman, Don Brown, and John Dernbach.

WHEN: February 4 at 7 pm. Dickinson College, Althouse Hall, Room 106, 45 N. College St., Carlisle

Sponsored by the Clean Air Board and Dickinson College Center for Sustainability Education

(There will be no CAB meeting at the Second Presbyterian Church on that night, Feb. 4.)

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Is our local air quality getting better or worse?

American Lung Association’s 2015 “State of the Air” report suggests that local air quality has not improved. Southcentral Pennsylvania has dropped to 12th worst among metropolitan areas for particle pollution.

What does the data show? Come to our community meeting as we discuss the data behind the report.  Is our air cleaner or dirtier?

The Clean Air Board will be meeting on May 7 at 7 pm at Second Presbyterian Church, 528 Garland Drive, Carlisle PA

Getting Pennsylvania on board EPA’s plan to reduce Power Plant Carbon Emissions

EPA recently held public hearings on reducing the nation’s carbon emission from power plants by 30% by 2030. The Clean Air Board is sponsoring a forum to discuss the issues raised the EPA plan. Professor Michael Heiman (Dickinson College) will discuss the merits of the plan, followed by a panel discussion and questions and answers.

The talk will cover: How to Balance Effectiveness, Efficiency, and Equity. Why the Obama Administration Choose Direct Regulation to Address Carbon Emissions. What are Pennsylvania’s Options for Meeting the EPA’s Mandate? Professor Heiman will address the historic and current challenge in reducing carbon emissions to combat climate change. A panel of local experts will address the options Pennsylvania has to meet EPA’s targets.

Sept. 4, 7 pm. Dickinson College – Stafford Auditorium (Rector Science Complex), 301 W. Louther Street, Carlisle, PA
The community is invited. Parking is available across Louther Street by the Library.

To comment on the EPA rule, please follow this link: http://www2.epa.gov/carbon-pollution-standards/clean-power-plan-proposed-rule-comment-guide

Clean Air Board talks to AAUW

On March 25, 2014, Clean Air Board member Justina Wasicek talked to AAUW, Carlisle Branch, about local air quality.  See and hear the talk. Air Quality 2014

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 

Clarke Forum to host panel on future development in Carlisle

On January 30, Dickinson College’s Clarke Forum will host a panel discussion on the complex array of environmental and economic-development issues surrounding the evolution of the Carlisle area as a major logistics center with the associated construction of mega-warehouses and the concentration of truck traffic.

Thursday, January 30, 2014
Stern Center, Great Room, 7 p.m.

For more information go to:

http://clarke.dickinson.edu/carlisles-future-panel/

Clean Air Board community meeting, August 1

Please join us for a Clean Air Board community meeting Thursday evening, Aug. 1 at 7pm.

We will meet at Panera Bread in the Carlisle Commons,  40 Noble Boulevard, Carlisle, PA 17013

Bring your questions and concerns.  Help us plan fall community events.