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February 2016
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Spring Garden Street Greenway Valentine Ride

February 14 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Eakin’s Oval,
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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Show your love for the Spring Garden Street Greenway on a Valentine’s Day Ride. We will meet at Eakin’s Oval and bike to Winterfest at Penn’s Landing for a day of fun and drinks. Spring Garden Street is a vital link in the East Coast Greenway and Circuit system of trails, and a key in connecting Philadelphia’s two riverfronts. In general, the Spring Garden Street Greenway (SGSG) design follows a context-sensitive, complete street approach. A complete street design accommodates all potential users…

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March 2016
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Energy Week: Reflection on Energy Policy Forum and Fireside Chats

March 15 @ 3:45 pm - 5:30 pm
Jared L. Cohon University Center, McConomy Auditorium,
5032 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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PEC President Davitt Woodwell will participate in an energy policy forum on Tuesday, March 15, as part of Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) Energy Week from March 14-18. CMU’s Scott Institute for Energy Innovation invites the public, students, industry, and non-governmental organizations to attend the inaugural event where each day will highlight different themes such as energy research, policy, innovation, education, and field trips. The policy panel that Woodwell is set to be a part of includes: Moderator: The Honorable Paul…

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First Day of Spring

March 20
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March 20 marks the first day of spring! Get outside and enjoy the over 46,000 miles of mountains, valleys, and forests, and 84,000 miles of rivers and streams that Pennsylvania has to offer.  

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April 2016
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PEC Harrisburg Dinner Honoring Recipients of the 2016 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence

April 19 @ 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Harrisburg Hilton,
Harrisburg, PA United States
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Join us on April 19 at the Hilton Harrisburg for the 2016 PEC Harrisburg Dinner as we recognize the Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence. Awarded each year by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), these awards highlight the best in environmental innovation and expertise throughout the Commonwealth. Each year the Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence are the highest statewide honor bestowed to businesses and organizations involved in a cross-section of environmental initiatives from cleaning up watersheds, saving energy, eliminating pollution, reducing…

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May 2016

Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards

May 26 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Westin Hotel and Convention Center,
1000 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Nominations for the 2016 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards are now being accepted. The awards are presented annually to local organizations that demonstrate leadership, effectiveness, and results in making an impact on the environment and will be awarded at PEC’s annual Pittsburgh dinner on May 26, 2016. Online nomination submissions are encouraged, but nominations through U.S. Mail will be accepted. Please include a copy of the nomination cover sheet with your mailed submission. Please include contact information for nominator and nominee,…

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June 2016

Ride For PEC! 2016 Environment Ride

June 3 - June 5
Southeast Pennsylvania

Participate Now (3-Day) Participate Now (1-Day) 2016 Contribution Forms Why Participate in the Ride? The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) Environment Ride supports PEC’s trail work. As a statewide non-profit, PEC is a leader in land and water trail planning and development across the Commonwealth. Specifically, PEC is a leader in the Circuit Coalition, the East Coast Greenway, the Industrial Heartlands Trail Coalition, the PA Northeast Trails Forum, coordinator of the PA Water Trails Partnership, and the leader of River Town…

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July 2016

Energy Sprout Competition

July 28
Penn State University

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Today, Sustainable Energy Fund (SEF) and joint sponsor West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund (WPPSEF) announce the creation of Energy Sprout, a competition open to all Pennsylvania residents, businesses, and communities with the goal of developing new technology and business models that lead to improved sustainable energy solutions. “SEF has been dedicated to transforming businesses and informing the public about practices that lead to more sustainable energy use. This competition will focus on three pillars: energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy,” said…

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