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Pennsylvania Legacies #39: A Legacy of Service

Pennsylvania Legacies #39: A Legacy of Service

May 19, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

PEC opposes a state Senate bill that would expose surface water to further impacts from underground mining, and we pay tribute to two western PA environmental leaders up for Lifetime Achievement honors at our spring awards dinner.     Links:...

2017 International Trails Symposium

2017 International Trails Symposium

May 12, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

PEC staff were among more than 600 trail professionals from 17 countries and 41 states gathered in Dayton, Ohio May 7-10 for the 2017 International Trails Symposium. https://youtu.be/INR1DovtsX8Video can’t be loaded: 2017 International Trails Symposium (https://youtu.be/INR1DovtsX8)

Pennsylvania Legacies #38: Bending Toward Justice

Pennsylvania Legacies #38: Bending Toward Justice

May 12, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

Growing Greener Coalition members rally for funding, and DEP’s Environmental Justice office hits the road in search of intersectionality across Pennsylvania’s diverse communities.   Links: Growing Greener Coalition DEP Environmental Justice listening tour   Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F07_H97OriYVideo can’t be loaded: Growing...

Extreme Physiology Returns to NEPA

Extreme Physiology Returns to NEPA

May 8, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

Students in the University of Scranton’s “Extreme Physiology” program learn about the physiological effects of different training environments by experiencing them firsthand. A new four-week summer course offering has participants hiking, biking, and paddling through the often rugged terrain of northeastern Pennsylvania to earn elective credits in...

Pennsylvania Legacies #37: Into the Woods

Pennsylvania Legacies #37: Into the Woods

May 6, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

The Montour Woods Conservation Area outside Pittsburgh is a time capsule, studded with remnants of the area’s agricultural and industrial past. It’s also part of the pathway to a future when public parks and greenspaces across the region will be...

Shades of Green: Telling the Story of Pittsburgh’s Transformation

Shades of Green: Telling the Story of Pittsburgh’s Transformation

May 4, 2017By: Eleanora Kaloyeropoulou

Guest blog by Eleanora Kaloyeropoulou Pittsburgh is perhaps best known as a steel town, but the collapse of steel in the 1970s and 80s challenged the city to grow its economy in new ways. That innovation didn’t always happen in ways that...

Pennsylvania Legacies #36: Down to Earth

April 28, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

More than 300 northeastern Pennsylvanians turned out last weekend to help PEC and DCNR plant thousands of seedlings on former mining sites. This week’s show features voices from our Earth Day 2017 tree-planting event in Pinchot State Forest, Luzerne County....

A Fresh Start

A Fresh Start

April 24, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

Pennsylvania state Senator John Yudichak (D-Luzerne) talks about growing up near the site of PEC’s Earth Day 2017 tree-planting in Pinchot State Forest, and watching its transformation from abandoned mine site to restored native forest. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMxSDB1YroQ&feature=youtu.beVideo can’t be loaded: A...

Mine Land to Forest Land

Mine Land to Forest Land

April 24, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

Volunteers celebrate Earth Day 2017 by planting 8000 trees in Pinchot State Forest, Luzerne County. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gf-pa4XyO1Q&feature=youtu.beVideo can’t be loaded: Mine Land to Forest Land (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gf-pa4XyO1Q&feature=youtu.be)

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