Celebrate Year of the Bird through Action!

January 15, 2018
Celebrate Year of the Bird through Action!

Those who know me are not surprised when they learn that my path to PEC and the conservation sector was sparked by my love of birds. Some might call it an obsession, but that’s a story for another day. 2018 marks the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act—the most powerful and import...

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Communities & LandscapesWatersheds

Pennsylvania Legacies #64: A Tale of Two Townships

January 12, 2018
Pennsylvania Legacies #64: A Tale of Two Townships

Though they may look similar superficially, each of the suburban communities that make up Montgomery County has its own unique qualities… and its own challenges. But one thing they all have in common is a shared stake in the health of Wissahickon Creek. In part 3 of our series on the Wissahicko...

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Watersheds

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

January 11, 2018
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

We’ve all had that moment where we fantasize about quitting a job. Telling the boss where he or she can go, storming out, slamming a door. But what about when the break-up is more amicable? You both know it’s for the best, but it’s hard to imagine not seeing each other every day, not shari...

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Energy & Climate

Treecycling: A Treesource Guide

January 9, 2018
Treecycling: A Treesource Guide

Fish and houseguests, a great Pennsylvanian once wrote, begin to smell after three days. The freshness window for Christmas trees is, admittedly, a bit longer. But by mid-January, even the most committed procrastinators have to admit: it's time for last year's tree to go. For those of us who'v...

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Communities & Landscapes

Why Carbon Capture?

December 18, 2017
Why Carbon Capture?

On December 12th, PEC convened a meeting of 20 on the topic of carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. (To learn more about what CCUS is, see our earlier blog post.) Attendance was diverse, including representatives of national and inte...

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Energy & ClimatePolicy

Pennsylvania Legacies #63: The War on Waste

December 15, 2017
Pennsylvania Legacies #63: The War on Waste

In our final episode of 2017: why Pennsylvania veterans are joining the call for responsible controls on methane emissions in the natural gas industry, and an update on voting for 2018 Pennsylvania River of the Year. ...

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Energy & ClimateWatershedsPolicy

Upcoming Grant Opportunities for Watersheds Projects

December 4, 2017
Upcoming Grant Opportunities for Watersheds Projects

Heads up, watershed groups: we've gotten word of several exciting grant opportunities coming up in 2018. Proposals are due over the next few weeks, so get going!   Coldwater Heritage Partnership Grants – DUE DECEMBER 15, 2017 Coldwater Conservation Plans are useful in building local awar...

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Pennsylvania Legacies #62: On Target

December 1, 2017
Pennsylvania Legacies #62: On Target

Pittsburgh’s Climate Action Plan is taking shape. But how will the city achieve its vision of an 80% reduction in carbon emissions by mid-century? PEC’s Lindsay Baxter, who authored the original version of the plan in 2008, joins us. Also: can learning to use a bow and arrow improve kids’ f...

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Energy & ClimatePolicy

Recognizing A Job Well Done

November 27, 2017
Recognizing A Job Well Done

Abington Township Environmental Advisory Council Receives 2017 Planning Advocate Award   Volunteering can be exhausting. For many retirees, volunteer work is literally a full-time job; the rest of us do our best to fit in activities after work and on weekends. Regardless of our age or ...

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Communities & LandscapesWatersheds

Letter: Don’t Trade Environmental Protections for Severance Tax

November 21, 2017
Letter: Don’t Trade Environmental Protections for Severance Tax

This letter was sent to all members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Tuesday, November 21st. Dear Representatives: Last night the House amended House Bill 1401 to include a number of provisions that unreasonably roll back environmental protections in exchange for a severance...

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Pennsylvania Legacies #61: No Obstacle Too Great

November 17, 2017
Pennsylvania Legacies #61: No Obstacle Too Great

After months of training in state and county parks around central Pennsylvania, state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is ready for the grueling Spartan World Championship obstacle race next month in Reykjavik, Iceland. We talk with Pennsylvania’s fiscal watchdog about the value of parks and trai...

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Land TrailsPolicy

Getting to Zero: ZECs and the Future of Nuclear Energy

November 13, 2017
Getting to Zero: ZECs and the Future of Nuclear Energy

This post originally appeared in the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy blog on August 31, 2017. 2016 brought the potential for a financial boon in the form of zero emissions credits (ZEC) to a fraction of the nation’s struggling nuclear fleet. Since their creation, ZECs have excited some, f...

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Energy & ClimatePolicy
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Conservation Through Cooperation

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) protects and restores the natural and built environments through innovation, collaboration, education, and advocacy. PEC believes in the value of partnerships with the private sector, government, communities, and individuals to improve the quality of life for all Pennsylvanians.

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