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Looking at all the port facilities, how at risk are they from sea level rise?
Philly Freight Finder, Freight Centers: https://www.dvrpc.org/webmaps/phillyfreightfinder/freight-center-story.html
+Bill, this Coastal Effects map from DVRPC doesn’t entirely answer your question but this resource is super helpful and really interesting: https://www.dvrpc.org/resiliency/Coastal/
With on line ordering habits, is E-commerce reducing our individual carbon foot prints or contributing to expanding them?
Regarding WH development, we're seeing a lot of pressure on remaining ag lands. The massive sq. footage creates significant storm water and quality of life issues in host communities
Thanks for the question, Stacey, and the comment, Bill! I’m compiling the questions and comments so we can discuss them in the last part of the meeting. So all, keep the questions/comments coming! Feel free to share resources with the group as well.
How can newer urban centers be built in a way that better integrates trucks so that they are less disruptive to the traffic flow?
I heard an interesting piece on NPR this morning about particulates in India. They can see the Hymalayas for the first time in decades. Attributed to reduced diesel traffic from COVID. Hopefully, EV's will help this a lot in the near future.
Maybe retrofit some of these 10 acre warehouses with green roofs/
or require carbon offsets within the impacted airsheds.
Delaware Valley Goods Movement Task Force https://www.dvrpc.org/Committees/DVGMTF/
;How about an ADL at the P.O.
DRBC website: https://www.state.nj.us/drbc/
You can also get some nasty stuff from bilge water flush outs.
^ The DRBC Advisory page
Need alternative ice melts from NaCL
Kristen Bowman Kavanagh
"Freshwater salinization" is of concern on the main stem Delaware River as well as in the tributaries. We have some technical information on our website that you may find of interest: https://www.nj.gov/drbc/quality/conventional/chlorides-monitoring.html
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Mike's daughter is so interested in freight!
This is part of her homeschooling course Alison! :-)
For those concerned about ecommerce and your role as a consumer, here is some helpful info about what we can do: https://its.ucdavis.edu/blog-post/keeping-e-commerce-environmentally-friendly-what-consumers-can-do/
I see some new folks and non PPTF members in this meeting!