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Release Date: 9/14/2000
Contact Information: Bonnie Smith (215) 814-5543

Bonnie Smith, 215-814-5543

EXTON, Pa. - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs are sponsoring workshops throughout Pennsylvania to interest citizens in helping their community go green.

“Establishing a Green Community” will be held in Chester County from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.,Wednesday, September 20, at the Best Western, 815 North Pottstown Pike in Exton. Those attending will have an opportunity to explore the steps for becoming a Green Community.

EPA’s Green Community program seeks sustainable business while nurturing local values. It is based on sustainable development and community-based environmental protection. The workshop will help communities integrate their environmental, social and economic development goals for an improved quality of life, a healthy environment and a strong local economy.

Invitees include community and economic development staff; elected and appointed officials; civic and business leaders; community planners and revitalization staff, conservationists, and any citizens who are interested in planning their community’s future.

For more information or to register, contact the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs at 717-236-9526, Ext. 42. On-site registration begins at 8 a.m. and the $60 registration fee includes course materials, CD-ROM, lunch and refreshments.