Save the Dates: 2023 PEC Events

Every year, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council hosts a series of events recognizing the contributions of extraordinary people and organizations across the Commonwealth. Organized by region, these ceremonies highlight accomplishments in conservation, environmental education, outdoor recreation, sustainable development, community leadership, and other vital activities that align with PEC’s mission and vision. They also serve as opportunities to reconnect with partners, build relationships, and network with others who are active in these areas.

We are proud to announce our lineup of awards dinners for 2023:

Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence
April 25, Harrisburg

Selected by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), recipients of the Governor’s Awards exemplify innovation, expertise, and service to Pennsylvania’s environment. This year’s dinner will be held at the Hilton Harrisburg, with remarks from DEP Acting Secretary Richard Negrin and Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn.

For tickets and more details, click here. Download the sponsorship form here.

PEC Western Pennsylvania Dinner
May 3, Pittsburgh

This year’s Pittsburgh dinner will be held at the Westin Pittsburgh, where outgoing Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald will be recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his leadership and advocacy on behalf of trails and outdoor recreation as an economic driver for the region.

Watch this page for updates on ticketing and featured speakers.

Northeast Environmental Partnership Awards
October 19, Luzerne County

Partners, colleagues, and friends of the environment in NEPA will gather at the Woodlands Inn and Resort in Plains, PA to honor recipients of the Thomas P. Shelburne, Emerging Environmental Leader, and Partnership Awards.

Information on award winners and ticketing will be posted here when details are public. For information on how to sponsor the event, please contact Angela Vitkoski at 570-718-6507, extension 201 or email [email protected].



53rd Philadelphia Environmental Partnership Dinner
November 9, Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Environmental Partnership Dinner returns in November, recognizing winners of the Special Places Award, Industry Innovation/Corporate Sustainability Award, and Curtin C. Winsor Award for lifetime achievement. Awardees and ticketing information will be announced this summer.

Click here to learn more and view video profiles of last year’s winners.