PEC named a “Top-Rated Green Non-profit”

Harrisburg — Just in time for Earth Day, GreatNonprofits announced their 2011 Top-Rated Green Nonprofits List, based on user reviews submitted during a national campaign in March. The Pennsylvania Environmental Council has qualified for inclusion as one of more than 50 organizations across the country working to protect and preserve the environment.

The reviews were posted as part of the 2011 GreatNonprofits Green Choice Campaign, conducted in partnership with GuideStar and a broad coalition of leaders in the field.

Among the nonprofits making the top-rated list is the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, a statewide environmental non-profit working to protect rivers and streams, promote recreation on trails and greenways, and address energy and climate issues.

“PEC’s community of supporters continues to grow as we work in collaboration with many partners to improve Pennsylvania’s rivers, trails and communities,” explains PEC President Paul King.  “I hope that this honor will inspire others to join us as we continue our work to protect Pennsylvania’s environment in these uncertain economic times.”

Over the course of the campaign, more than 120,000 people visited the GreatNonprofits site to read and write reviews. A total of 128 nonprofit organizations were rated and reviewed by stakeholders. In the process, a total of 1,147 new user reviews were gathered. All the organizations on the top-rated list received ten or more positive reviews.

About PEC:

Founded 40 years ago, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council has been the leading environmental organization in the state, and was instrumental in the passage of nearly every major piece of legislation and regulatory initiative affecting clean air, clean water, land use and conservation, hazardous materials and other major public policy actions since that time.  Today, the organization is heavily engaged in a number of critical initiatives surrounding the development of the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania, trail and green space development, green energy and climate change programs, sustainable community and stormwater infrastructure projects.  The organization is also actively involved in seeking to restore Pennsylvania’s Growing Greener program to support environmental conservation and remediation programs across the state. Visit our website at