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Pennsylvania Legacies #128

Pennsylvania Legacies #128

August 14, 2020By: Josh Raulerson

Like humans, animals need space and the ability to move safely across it. But habitat fragmentation caused by development is disrupting wildlife migration, leading to more frequent and sometimes dangerous encounters with people — and the effects will only intensify...

Our Work Continues

Our Work Continues

August 4, 2020By: Davitt Woodwell

PEC’s 50th anniversary year continues to unfold in ways that not many imagined in January. While we anticipated doing a bit of self-congratulation at our various 2020 dinners, those events will now all be virtual this fall (but we will...

PEC at 50: The Early Vision

PEC at 50: The Early Vision

August 3, 2020By: Eleanor Winsor

Over the years PEC has worked with countless leaders, experts, and citizens to advance environmental goals across the state. In celebration of PEC’s fiftieth anniversary, we asked a few of them to share their reflections on our shared work, how...

Pennsylvania Legacies #127

Pennsylvania Legacies #127

July 31, 2020By: Josh Raulerson

Fixing leaks in the natural gas supply chain is critical to reducing Pennsylvania’s greenhouse gas emissions, and proposed new requirements for gas facilities would hold operators accountable for detecting and repairing them. With estimated emissions from gas operations exceeding a...

Offsetting Our Carbon Footprint

Offsetting Our Carbon Footprint

July 28, 2020By: Holly Bedford

As official sustainability partner for the GAP Relay in 2019 and 2020, PEC purchased carbon offsets and water restoration credits equivalent to the total environmental impact of the event. That experience led us to examine PEC’s own carbon footprint. We...

Running the Virtual GAP Relay

Running the Virtual GAP Relay

July 27, 2020By: Liz Woodwell

For the second year, PEC is proud to serve as sustainability partner for the GAP Relay, a 150-mile relay race along the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP). Learn more about the partnership here. 2020 has been an interesting year for racing,...

Pennsylvania Legacies #126

Pennsylvania Legacies #126

July 17, 2020By: Josh Raulerson

The GAP Relay — a 150-mile race along the Great Allegheny Passage — is back for its third year, despite a global crisis that forced organizers to completely rethink the event. One thing hasn’t changed: the sustainability partnership between PEC...