The Borough of Narberth has joined a growing number of towns in Montgomery County, Southeast Pennsylvania, and across the United States in committing to 100% renewable energy for electricity by 2030 and 100% renewable energy for heating and transportation by 2040. Join the group of dedicated “Narbs” and “Nearbs” who are building partnerships and making personal changes to energy consumption to realize this goal.
Find out how you can make changes right now in the areas of electric choice, heating options, and transportation. Whether you have time once a week, once a month, or once a year, we have impactful ideas for how you can help our community reach the goal of 100% renewable energy.
Join our mailing list for a monthly newsletter with upcoming events and ideas for how you can transition to renewable energy.Join CANN Mailing List
We are interested in hearing from Narberth residents about their current energy usage and any actions they have already taken to switch to renewable energy. Please fill out our brief survey and let us know about any ideas you have. Thanks!Take the Survey
There are a number of simple, low-cost (or no cost!) ways you can help our community transition to renewable energy:
Climate action is still happening remotely! There are lots of opportunities to learn about energy efficiency and renewable energy, participate in Narberth’s climate action planning, consider the intersection of climate change and social justice, and find sustainable actions you can take at home.
Narberth’s Climate Action Plan - On June 24th, Narberth EAC and CANN held a meeting to present Narberth’s baseline greenhouse gas emissions inventory and a draft climate action plan. All are invited to join the process - stay tuned for the next public meeting or feel free to contact us if you would like to be more involved!
Got questions about renewable electricity? On Tuesday, July 28th, 2020 at 5:30p.m. The Energy Coop will host a one-hour Zoom webinar that will explain how to shop for renewable electricity in Pennsylvania. The Energy Coop will walk you through the what, the why, and the how. Click here to register.
What is renewable natural gas? Where does it come from? How does it reduce drilling and fracking in Pennsylvania, and how can you help? Join The Energy Coop on July 14th, 2020, at 5:30p.m. for a webinar on our renewable natural gas program for the answers to these questions, and many more! The Energy Coop staff will explain everything you need to know about RNG, including where it comes from, what the market is like, how legislation affects the market, and how you can get involved in our program. Click here to sign up!
Exploring Environmental Racism: The Climate Reality Project is hosting a webinar to learn about the intersection of race and environmental degradation. Environmental racism is an ongoing problem that affects communities all over the country. The webinar will explore environmental racism, its connection to what is happening in our current moment, and ways to become an ally to affected communities. The webinar will feature guest speaker Reverend Gerald Durley, civil rights activist and board chair of Interfaith Power and Light, to explore these topics. Space is limited, so please RSVP today. Tuesday, July 7th from 2-3.
To learn more about the connections between racial injustice and the environment and climate change, check out the article “Unequal Impact: The Deep Impacts Between Racism and Climate Change.”
Your Yard and Climate Change: “Your Yard is a Stealthy Fossil Fuel Guzzler - Give it a Climate Makeover” - The Audubon Society presents a series on how to manage your outdoor turf to reduce your carbon footprint, all while creating a bird friendly habitat.
Looking for something new to do at home? Here are a few ideas:
1 - Gardening - If you have not already planted a garden, consider starting one now or planning a fall garden. It can be as simple as planting in a container. For more information on how to get started, visit the Cooperative Gardens of Narberth’s Growing Guide.
2 - Look for butterflies - Visit the Butterfly Garden at the south side of the Narberth train station. Stay a few minutes and see how many different butterflies and pollinators you can identify.
3 - Ride the Main Line Greenway - The Main Line Greenway would connect West Laurel Hill Cemetery & Arboretum to Stoneleigh: A Natural Garden.
4 - Upcycle - Give or find something on Buy Nothing. Join your neighbors who have upcycled toys, bikes, garden supplies, household items and more!
We are all in this together! Please share any free to contact us with questions, stories or ideas anytime at ClimateActionNarbs@gmail.com.
Easily switch your electricity supplier
One of the first steps you can take is to choose 100% clean renewable electricity. Ready for the next step? Find out about cost-effective ways to add solar to your home.
Options for renewable home heating
If you're planning to upgrade your home's furnace or boiler soon, find out about heating options that do not use heating oil or natural gas. Air source heat pumps are an efficient and economical option whether your home uses hot water radiators/baseboards or forced air.
Trains, bikes, and cars
Narberth is walkable, with excellent access to regional rail, and more residents are taking up bicycling as a fun and active way to get around. New technologies, such as all-electric cars, can also help us meet our goals in this area.
Ways you can reduce consumption and reuse or recycle materials
In addition to making choices to switch to renewable energy sources for electricity, heating, and transportation, recycling, reusing materials, and reducing consumption also helps us build a more sustainable community.