Press Releases

PEC and the Lands at Hillside Farms host streamside tree planting

PEC and the Lands at Hillside Farms host streamside tree planting

May 19, 2008

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council in partnership with the Lands at Hillside Farms coordinated a streamside tree planting project at the Lands at Hillside Farm in Trucksville on April 25th, 2008. The tree planting was an implementation project of the Wyoming Valley...

Sustainable Philadelphia television series to air on May 21st

May 14, 2008

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council and MiND television (formerly WYBE channel 35) partnered to produce an educational television series on sustainability in Philadelphia – showcasing local efforts in green building, alternative energy, education, and recreation. The series of five 5-minute programs...

PEC Releases Draft Beaver River Conservation and Management Plan

March 13, 2008

For Immediate Release Contact: Jen Novak (412) 481-9400 jnovak@pecpa.org Pittsburgh, Pa. – With an eye toward the future of the Beaver River, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council has released a draft Beaver River Conservation and Management Plan for the entire river corridor....

PEC unveils Building Green: Overcoming Barriers in Philadelphia report

PEC unveils Building Green: Overcoming Barriers in Philadelphia report

March 11, 2008

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) today released a new report, Building Green: Overcoming Barriers in Philadelphia, that identifies obstacles to green building in Philadelphia and recommends solutions to dissolving those barriers. The report identified the lack of political will and...

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...