Press Releases

PEC Urges Help for Cleaning Up Chesapeake Bay

February 21, 2008

Harrisburg, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council today urged support for a credit trading program that enables wastewater plants and farmers to get the help they need for reducing nutrients to cleanup the Chesapeake Bay watershed. “We believe that nutrient...

Lecture Explores State’s Impact on Global Warming

February 5, 2008

The University of Scranton’s newest and most environmentally friendly building will be the site of a Sustainability lecture that is linked to a national initiative on global warming. “The Climate Change Roadmap for Pennsylvania” will be the topic of discussion...

Climate Change Roadmap for state to be featured

January 22, 2008

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council will make presentations about the Climate Change Roadmap for Pennsylvania at seven programs about global warming on Jan. 30 and 31 as part of Focus the Nation (FTN), a national grassroots effort to raise awareness about...

Program to Help Golf Courses “Go Green”

January 15, 2008

Golf courses have the potential to become more “green” – on their greens and in everything they do — if they use an interactive, on-line “Green Toolbox” that is being developed by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) and LandStudies, Inc.,...

Restoring the Delaware Riverfront: a “shore” thing

December 20, 2007

Philadelphia, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council was awarded $74,900 from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Delaware Estuary Watershed Grants Program in support of ecological restoration along the Delaware Riverfront in Northeast Philadelphia. The Council’s project will develop plans...

Earth Sciences Week presentation at UPJ

October 10, 2007

Johnstown, Pa. – Brian Hill, president and CEO of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), will discuss how global warming could impact Pennsylvania and what Pennsylvania should be doing to address climate change Wednesday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m., in room 138...

Exelon Corp. Supports Planting of Trees in Little Conestoga Watershed

September 22, 2007

Lancaster, Pa. – A unique partnership of conservation groups and local corporations is combining forces to improve water quality in the Conestoga River and address climate change globally. A forested riparian buffer was planted Saturday along a tributary to the Little...

Less Auto-Dependent Development Is Key to Mitigating Climate Change

September 20, 2007

Pennsylvania needs a more aggressive approach to global warming based on a new report that shows an alarming increase in how many miles the average person is driving, according to Brian Hill, President of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council. Sprawling development...