Your Local Resources - Pennsylvania - Columbia County
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Keystone Home Energy Loan Program
Principally supported by the Pennsylvania Treasury Department, PA Department of Environmental Protection,and the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, the Keystone HELP® program offer low-rate loans to help make affordable energy efficiency home improvements (such as heating and cooling systems, insulation, windows, and "whole house" improvements and geothermal heat pumps) available to all eligible Pennsylvanians.
Town of Bloomsburg Recycling
Recycling is mandatory for Town of Bloomsburg residents, businesses, schools, offices, multi-family housing units and organizers of special events.
Every household has access to twice a month curbside collection of steel cans, aluminum cans, clear, brown, and green glass bottles, newspaper and #1 and #2 plastic bottles. The Town is divided into 5 collection areas.
For drop-off and curbside information, visit the website.
Columbia County Freecycle
The Columbia County The Freecycle Network(TM) is open to all who want to "recycle" that special something rather than throw it away. Whether it's a chair, a fax machine, piano or an old door, feel free to post it. Or maybe you're looking to acquire something yourself! Nonprofit groups are also welcome to participate too! One constraint: everything posted must be free. This network is brought to you by The Freecycle Network (TM), a nonprofit organization and a movement of people interested in keeping good stuff out of landfills.
Columbia County Recycling
Mr. Bob Huntington
Columbia County Planning Commission
For more details, contact the Columbia County Recycling Coordinator at 570-389-9146.
Schoolhouse Garden Market
Schoolhouse Garden Market offers unique and quality products that support small and local business at a fair price to help families save money while enjoying the best qualities to be had. While offering these quality items, they do it with customer service that is above and beyond what is necessary and hard to find in today's market place!
Benton Farmers' Market
From local growers & producers
Meats, milk, cheeses, fruits, vegetables, baked goods, local cider and wines, PLUS flowers, fiber goods, jewelry, local gift ideas and more. See vendors for full list.
Brennan's Big Chill
Established in 2004, the concept was to provide their customers with a new homemade ice cream experience with every visit. Debbie and Brian Brennan developed an atmosphere to bring back or establish memories for everyone that walks through their door. You will find an enthusiastic staff of well-trained employees. All of their ice cream is made on the premises using only the finest ingredients with most of the flavors being all natural. They offer over 200 flavors of ice cream from their own recipes, some of which you will find nowhere else. There are 42 flavors displayed which are rotated on a daily basis.
Bloomsburg Farmers' Market
PURPOSE: to provide consumers with fresh, locally gown or produced projects at at convenient location
Fresh Fruit, Vegetables, Cut Flowers, Baked Goods, Salsas and More!
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Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
7:00am - 1:00pm
June through October
Contact: Amy Seamans (570) 784-7123, ext. 117
Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative
Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative (LFFC) serves all of Eastern Pennsylvania, New York City, and most of the tri state area by connecting the farmer and the customer, delivering the best local organic produce, value added products, and humanely raised and pastured animal products to retail establishments, co-ops, restaurants, and institutions.
PSFI Energy is an energy consulting company which specializes in building performance and energy auditing. PSFI Energy performs energy audits, building assessments, energy ratings, thermal scanning, contractor management, and energy consulting. Call 1-877-391-7782 for more information.
SEDA-COG Energy Resource Center
The Energy Resource Center provides energy conservation and renewable energy education, training and technical assistance primarily to residents, local governments, businesses, agriculture, building trades, non-profit agencies and schools throughout the SEDA-COG 11 county region. It assists the building trades and manufacturers to participate in the new renewable and efficient energy markets. It fosters the generation, on-site use, and local ownership of renewable energy within our region.
Dutch Wheelman Bicycle Shop
Dutch Wheelman is Bloomsburg, PA’s full service center for professional bicycle and accessory sales and repair serving recreational riders to racers.
Susquehanna Trailways runs daily bus routes throughout Pennsylvania, and even to New York. Check their website for routes and schedules.
Bloomsburg University of PA: Culture and Environmental Lecture Series
BU's Institute for Culture and Society has been host to a lecture series on Culture and Environment, as well as offering its regular lecture series this spring. Check the website for lecture dates and subjects.