Sustainability

Chester County Food Bank Volunteer Appreciation & Open House

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Join the Chester County Food Bank as they thank their wonderful volunteers & open their doors to everyone interested in learning more about how the Food Bank helps those in need in our county. All are welcome! Saturday, March 28th, 2015 from 9am-12pm Chester County Food Bank (650 Pennsylvania Drive, Eagleview Corporate Center, Exton PA)

The event will include: 

  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Meet Agency Partners
  • Meet Farm Partners (Pete's Produce, Charlestown Farm, Vollmecke Orchards & CSA)
  • Gardening Activity
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Food Donations Welcomed

Chester County Food Bank 650 Pennsylvania Drive | Eagleview Corporate Center | Exton PA 610.873.6000 | ChesterCountyFoodBank.org

Why Shop at Eagleview Farmers Market?

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Buying food from a farmer’s market does more for you and your community than you may know.  We would like to summarize what we learned from the Center of Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture. Buying fresh food sold at a Farmer’s Market not only tastes better but is great for your health. Attending farmer’s markets allows you to ask the farmer yourself where your food came from and how it is grown, a luxury sacrificed when buying meats or veggies at a grocery store.   Larger farms resort to using pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, and genetic modification to keep up with the demand of the masses.  Local farmers have more freedom to grow their food organically and have the ability to raise their animals without hormones or antibiotics. This means less chemicals being put into your body and less waste being released into our environment by conventional agriculture.

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Supporting the local families whose livelihood is growing these delicious sustainable products helps them raise the money to continue their sustainable practices and helps create diversity in the food market.  Buying directly from the farmers allows them to receive a greater return on their product, which is important for our local businesses to continue to compete with large grocery stores. Buying locally also helps cut down on carbon emissions caused by the food deliveries to our local grocery store. According to cuesa.org the average mileage that food travels to reach your plate is 1,500 miles. The community only needs a small percentage of people to change their food buying to cut down on deliveries!

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Farmers markets also give you the opportunity to buy organically made or safe products for your body. This includes baked goods, body products, and jewelry. Eagleview wants to help create healthier environment for us to live in.  Help us support positive treatment of ourselves and our environment by buying local at our year round farmer’s market.  Step out of the cold and into the Chester County Food Bank to buy your locally grown or freshly created products. Our winter hours are as follows, every first and third Thursday of the month from 3-5 pm.  If you have no interest in buying fresh products at least  come in to talk with the fellow people of your community where you can share recipes, experiences, and stories.

Stop by this Thursday from 3-5pm at 650 Pennsylvania Drive, Exton PA to come explore our fresh products!

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For more information on the type of products offered at our farmers market, check out http://growingrootspartners.com

Eagleview Electronic Recycling Day

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Hankin Group is proud to offer the opportunity to responsibly recycle obsolete electronics on Monday, November 24, 2014 with pickup starting at 8:30am. The collection will take place at the Mail Pavilion in Eagleview Town Center. Electronics will be recycled by eForce Recycling, Philadelphia's first Certified Responsible Recycler. Owners are responsible for data destruction. All data will be destroyed or wiped. Certificates available upon request.

Continue reading for a list of items that will be accepted or unaccepted for recycling.

Accepted Items Free of Charge include:

  • Laptops
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Peripherals
  • Computers
  • Typewriters
  • Mice
  • Telephones
  • Small Appliances
  • Microwaves
  • Fax Machines
  • Cameras
  • Keyboards
  • Cell Phones
  • Printers
  • Toner Cartridges
  • Calculators
  • Air Conditioners

There will be a $20 Charge for the following items:

  • CRT (tube) TV
  • CRT (tube) Computer Monitor

No large appliances, smoke detectors or projection TVs will be accepted.

TMACC Welcomes Hilton Garden Inn Exton/West Chester as New Member

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The Transportation Management Association of Chester (TMACC) is proud to welcome Hilton Garden Inn Exton/West Chester as members to the organization. Hilton Garden Inn Exton/West Chester opened in late June. Its location is just off the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76) exit; directly across from the Eagleview Corporate Center, making it the ideal location for business and leisure guests in the Brandywine Valley area.

Hilton Garden Inn is Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certified. Guests can enjoy a variety of eco-friendly amenities, such as charging stations for electric vehicles, solar hot water, and preferred parking for carpools and vanpools.

Read the rest of the story at tmacc.org.