PEC in the News

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...

Op-ed: A disaster in the making

August 12, 2017Centre Daily Times

BY DAVID HESS AND DAVITT WOODWELL AUGUST 11, 2017 10:28 PM   The chaotic state budget process is again moving in fits and starts in Harrisburg. And, again, the public is left to wonder how our environment will bear the...

Montgomery County receives donation for trailhead signage

August 10, 2017The Colonial

Montgomery County Commissioners Joe Gale, left, Val Arkoosh and Ken Lawrence Jr. accept a $2,337.80 check from the Pennsylvania Environmental Council to begin a fund for trailhead signage on the Schuylkill River Trail. PEC previously funded the design, materials, fabrication...

Eddystone pushes completion of Circuit Trails by 2025

August 10, 2017Delco News Network-Town Talk

EDDYSTONE >> Council approved a resolution at its July meeting endorsing the completion of the 180 miles of Circuit Trails by 2025 in order to achieve the goal of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission to complete the 500 miles...

Montgomery County Commissioners Receive Check Toward Park Maintenance

July 27, 2017NBC10

Montgomery County Commissioners received a check Wednesday to begin a maintenance fund for trailhead signage along the Schuylkill River Trail. The Pennsylvania Environmental Council presented a $2,337.80 check to Montgomery County Commissioners Joe Gale, Valerie Arkoosh, and Ken Lawrence Jr....

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