Press Releases

Youghioghey River of the Year Sojourn Fun, Educational

July 22, 2008

The Pennsylvania 2008 River of the Year was celebrated for four days during the Youghiogheny River Sojourn, which concluded Sunday. Overall, 90 people participated in the sojourn to learn about George Washington’s trip down the Yough, the waterway’s continuing recovery...

COALS Berks County Cleanup Complete

June 16, 2008

Reading, Pa. – The Cleanup Our American Lands and Streams (COALS) Program is being implemented in Berks County by local partners through the initiative of the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the non-profit Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC). A...

Meadville Market House Reaches Key Goals

June 16, 2008

Rarely have the problems of farm closures and empty downtown storefronts been addressed in the comprehensive manner in which they have been approached through the Meadville Market House Sustainability Project, according to the Pennsylvania Environmental Council. PEC’s final report on...

Mayor Nutter speaks at PEC dinner, Samuel & Eleanor Morris honored

June 13, 2008

Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter served as keynote speaker at the Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s (PEC) 38th Annual Philadelphia Dinner on June 10th. “The Mayor’s recent announcement of a Director of Sustainability, his insightful reorganization of City operating departments, his increased...

Western PA Environmental Award Winners Announced

May 20, 2008

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Five area environmental programs have been named as the winners of the 2008 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards, announced today by Dominion and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council. These five programs address a wide range of local and regional environmental...

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...