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County projects win grants

December 7, 2017Citzens Voice (Wilkes-Barre)

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources awarded grants to eight projects in Luzerne County through the agency’s 2017 Community Conservation Partnerships program. The grants fund a variety of projects, including public parks, recreation areas, trails, river conservation and access,...

University of Scranton Receives Award

December 3, 2017Times-Tribune (Scranton)

The [University of Scranton’s] Sustainability Office received a Pennsylvania Environmental Council 2017 Partnership Award for its collaboration with area organizations on numerous community projects such as BikeScranton, as well as a food composting program and community garden. The award was...

Voting to begin for Pennsylvania’s 2018 River of the Year

December 2, 2017Times-Leader (Wilkes-Barre)

WILKES-BARRE — The public is invited to again vote online for the 2018 Pennsylvania River of the Year, choosing from among five waterways nominated across the state — including the Lower Susquehanna River/Susquehanna Riverlands. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources...

Voting Starts for Pennsylvania’s 2018 River of the Year

November 27, 2017Environmental Protection

Online voting by the public has begun for the 2018 Pennsylvania River of the Year. Residents are invited to choose from among five waterways nominated across the state, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced Nov....

Public invited to vote for Pennsylvania River of the Year

November 22, 2017The Mercury (Pottstown)

The public has been invited to once again vote online for the 2018 Pennsylvania River of the Year. Choosing from among five waterways nominated across the state, the public is invited to vote for their choice of River of the...

Signs installed in W-B to help visitors navigate city

November 20, 2017The Citizens' Voice (Wilkes-Barre)

WILKES-BARRE — You can see them in tourist spots like New Hope and Jim Thorpe, and bigger eastern Pennsylvania cities like Bethlehem. And now, you can find them in downtown Wilkes-Barre. The Diamond City Partnership has teamed up with several...

Pennsylvania Environmental Council Awards University

November 14, 2017Royal News (University of Scranton)

The University of Scranton’s Sustainability Office received a Pennsylvania Environmental Council 2017 Partnership Award for its collaboration with area organizations on numerous community projects such as BikeScranton, as well as a food composting program and community garden. The award was...

New life for the dammed? Philly issues call for hydro-energy projects

November 2, 2017Philadelphia Inquirer

[…] While small-scale hydro projects often generate public excitement, many never get off the ground because they can’t make money, especially in a low-energy price environment. Such was the case with an innovative pilot project the Water Department explored five years...

Oil Creek gets designation as Pa. Water Trail

October 5, 2017Titusville Herald

Along its 47-mile journey to the Allegheny River, Oil Creek winds through the heart of Pennsylvania’s historic Oil Region, birthplace of the commercial oil industry. Here, the world’s first large-scale petroleum production operations began shortly after the discovery of vast crude oil reserves along the Oil...

MOM’s Organic Market opens first downtown Philly store

September 11, 2017WTOP

WASHINGTON — Rockville, Maryland-based MOM’s Organic Market, which marked its 30th anniversary this summer, will open its third location outside of the D.C., Virginia and Maryland area this week in downtown Philadelphia… …MOM’s will donate 5 percent of its Grand...

Undergraduates awarded inaugural PepsiCo Urban Sustainability Fellowships

September 11, 2017Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Erifili “Lily” Draklellis, a third-year student majoring in Earth and science policy, and Anthony Mitchell, a fourth-year student majoring in political science, have been awarded PepsiCo Urban Sustainability Fellowships. Mitchell and Draklellis are enrolled in Penn...

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