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Extreme Physiology Class Connects Students to Outdoors

Extreme Physiology Class Connects Students to Outdoors

August 22, 2016By: Janet Sweeney

Hiking along the Frost Hollow Trail in Lackawanna State Park my husband Terry and I found ourselves discussing ways to attract the region’s college students to the enriching outdoor opportunities available in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Terry, Professor and Chair of the...

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“Pennsylvania Legacies” Episode 1: John Walliser

August 16, 2016By: Davitt Woodwell

John Walliser, PEC Vice President for Legal & Government Affairs, kicks off PEC’s “Pensylvania Legacies” podcast, discussing policy issues in Pennsylvania. Visit PEC’s Audio Room to listen to the complete podcast series. https://soundcloud.com/pennsylvaniaenvironmentalcouncil/pennsylvanias-legacies-john-walliser-1

Introducing “Pennsylvania Legacies”

Introducing “Pennsylvania Legacies”

August 15, 2016By: Davitt Woodwell

In our continuing efforts to increase environmental and conservation stewardship across the Commonwealth, PEC is pleased to present our first podcast series (the term “PEC-Cast” has even been suggested). Titled “Pennsylvania Legacies,” these conversations, hosted by Davitt Woodwell, are meant...

Busman’s Holiday

Busman’s Holiday

July 11, 2016By: Davitt Woodwell

While we work on a wide variety of environmental and conservation issues at the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, our largest single area of focus is on trails and outdoor recreation. Why? Because through this work we connect people to natural resources; encourage...

(Un)Conventional Thinking

(Un)Conventional Thinking

June 8, 2016By: Davitt Woodwell

Davitt Woodwell President Pennsylvania Environmental Council The Pennsylvania General Assembly today allowed an important step forward in managing unconventional shale gas development in the Commonwealth. By not upending the six-year process that led to amendments of the Oil and Gas...

A Look Ahead to PEC’s Harrisburg Dinner

A Look Ahead to PEC’s Harrisburg Dinner

April 11, 2016By: Angela Vitkoski

PEC’s Harrisburg Dinner is just over a week away! Having attended the dinner over my 17-year tenure at PEC, along with coordinating the dinner for the last four, I can’t help but start to get excited for April 19’s annual...

Together We Lead: PEC Attends National Bike Summit

Together We Lead: PEC Attends National Bike Summit

March 28, 2016By: Tony Spagnoli

The 2016 National Bike Summit & Women’s Forum is the premier bicycle advocacy event of the year. Hosted annually in Washington D.C., the Summit has shown real impact in leveraging increased investments in bicycling at the federal, state, and local...