Sustainability

Mt. Lebanon adopts comprehensive sustainability resolution

On Tuesday, April 12, 2022, the Mt. Lebanon Commission unanimously adopted a comprehensive resolution that mobilizes "efforts to promote a resilient and sustainable community." Among the items covered in resolution are commitments to have community-wide net-zero carbon emissions before 2050, the commitment to continue having municipal facilities use 100 percent renewable energy and the commitment to updating the Climate Action Plan at least every 10 years.

Read Commissioner Andrew Flynn's slide deck from his presentation at the April 12, 2022 discussion session regarding the climate resolution.
To read the resolution in its entirety, click here.

Mt. Lebanon's electricity to be carbon-free starting in November, 2022

Mt. Lebanon's energy consultant, Premiere Power Solutions of Jefferson Hills, was able to secure a power contract that locks in rates close to our current contract. That's especially important right now, with rates set to skyrocket in the months to come. At the same time, we were able to get those prices from a carbon-free supplier.

PurpleAir Monitors

PurpleAir Monitors are located at the following locations:

Mt. Lebanon Recreation Center
Mt. Lebanon Public Works campus
Mt. Lebanon Municipal Building
Keystone Oaks High School
Jefferson Middle School
Foster Elementary
Lincoln Elementary
Howe Elementary
Hoover Elementary

To check out the air quality at these and many other monitors, go to purpleair.com.

Storm Water Management

Storm water management is a critical part of keeping our water safe and clean and curtailing flooding. Check out what we're doing here.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

An electric (EV) charging station is part of the renovated Overlook parking lot in the Beverly Road shopping district. Mt. Lebanon received a $9,000 grant in the form of a rebate through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Driving PA Forward program to help offset the cost of the $20,179 ChargePoint EV Charger. The station includes two Level 2 charging ports, capable of adding 10 to 20 miles of driving range per charging hour, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The Municipality will review analytics to gauge usage and see if it makes sense to add more of them. Users must pay to use the station: Cost is $1.25 for the first hour and $2.25 thereafter, with a maximum of $8 for every four hours of use. To promote the station, the municipality is paying for some of the electric for the first hour. Users must create an account with ChargePoint. A QR code for the app appears on the charger display to allow for easy download to a mobile device.

Climate Action Plan

MTL Climate Action Plan 2012 Update Final Report

Inventory and Plan 7 1 2010

Climate Action Plan Resolution and Minutes


Coal Tar Ban

At its May 25, 2021 meeting, Commissioners voted to ban coal tar sealants.
T
he U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the US. coaltarAgency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, and other agencies have determined that exposure to certain Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons ("PAHs") pose risks to human health. Products sold to property owners for the purpose of sealing driveways, parking lots and other paved areas are often based on coal tar derivatives and used motor oil and often contain high levels of PAHs.


What can you do? Check out these tips.
What is the science on these chemicals? 

The EPA recommends using pavement options such as pervious concrete, permeable asphalt and paving systems that do not require the use of sealants.