About Us

The Millvale EcoDistrict Plan represents the work and effort carried out by three major groups:

The Millvale EcoDistrict Collaborative consists of representatives from the Millvale Community Library, New Sun Rising, the Borough of Millvale, and the Millvale Community Development Corporation (MCDC).  This coordinated team of people and organizations is committed to support and fulfill the Millvale EcoDistrict Plan.  In a 2016 Declaration of Collaboration, the Millvale EcoDistrict Collaborative made the following commitments necessary to make the Millvale EcoDistrict Plan a success:

  • Commitment to Quarterly meeting participation with Convener providing monthly electronic updates;
  • Commitment of Partner resources (as defined by partner) to implement the Millvale EcoDistrict Plan;
  • Commitment to communicate across the EcoDistrict all Partner related efforts committed to advancing sustainability and the Millvale EcoDistrict Plan;
  • Commitment to coordinate implementation and funding endeavors within the EcoDistrict related to the EcoDistrict Plan. Specifically all partners will work together to support and promote the partner best suited to lead specific programming and funding endeavors in the spirit of collaborative program development;
  • Commitment to actively collect and share data pertaining to advancement of the Millvale EcoDistrict Plan;
  • Commitment to develop an equitable, resilient, and climate-protective neighborhood;
  • Commitment to action by Partners to continue to develop sustainability goals and strategies while integrating the recognized goals from the Millvale EcoDistrict Plan;
  • Commitment to further develop the Partners relationships by working together to develop formal and organizational commitments related to developing current and future opportunities in alignment with the Millvale EcoDistrict Plan.

Millvale EcoDistrict Leadership Team (MELT)  The MELT consists of an ever-growing membership of Millvale residents, business owners, and local advocates.  Together, MELT members provided insight through the development of the EcoDistrict Pivot 2.0 process in late 2015 and early 2016.  The contributions of the MELT led to a plan that went onto win multiple state and national awards through 2017.

As MELT moves forward, it will be looking at what it wants to accomplish for Millvale in 2018 — Millvale’s 150th year anniversary.   During the first quarter, MELT was met with the opportunity to directly work on a small, pre-funded project resulting in the purchase of a portable bicycle parking station to be used throughout the Borough during community-wide events, such as Millvale Days and the Millvale Music Festival.  With additional funds available, the group secured the domain and hosting for this website, with the hope of further informing and educating people on the sustainability initiatives in Millvale.
As an organization, MELT believes that the best way for people to make sure that as a community changes in the image envisioned by community members, is to be in the drivers seat.  For more information about MELT or to join, contact us.