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Pennsylvania Legacies #112

Pennsylvania Legacies #112

December 6, 2019By: Josh Raulerson

Back in January, PEC published a list of legislative and regulatory recommendations for cutting greenhouse gas emissions from Pennsylvania’s electricity sector. Since then, the governor and legislative leaders have embraced one of the report’s key ideas: putting a price on...

Celebrating 50 Years of PEC

Celebrating 50 Years of PEC

December 5, 2019By: Josh Raulerson

Notice anything different about the PEC website? No? Scroll to the top of this page and have a look at the header. Go ahead, we’ll wait. See it now? That’s the new logo we’ll be sporting through 2020 in celebration...

The Big Picture

The Big Picture

November 25, 2019By: Josh Raulerson

As Upstream Suburban Philadelphia (USP) coordinator for the Delaware River Watershed Initiative (DRWI), one of PEC’s responsibilities is to organize watershed tours. These outings are a chance for USP partners to showcase their stormwater management work to William Penn Foundation...

Pennsylvania Legacies #111

Pennsylvania Legacies #111

November 22, 2019By: Josh Raulerson

Trails beautify neighborhoods and make communities more livable — but that’s only the beginning. A 2019 report from the East Coast Greenway Alliance shows how every dollar spent developing the ECG corridor through the Delaware River Watershed comes back almost...

Pennsylvania Legacies #110

Pennsylvania Legacies #110

November 8, 2019By: Josh Raulerson

In a state that’s nearly 60 percent tree-covered, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of Forestry has a lot of ground to cover. But thanks to Penn State’s Pennsylvania Forest Stewardship training program, DCNR has boots on the...

Video: Connecting Corry

Video: Connecting Corry

November 4, 2019By: Josh Raulerson

The onetime railroad town of Corry, Pennsylvania celebrates the latest stage of its transformation into an Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition trail town.

Two Communities, One Vision

Two Communities, One Vision

November 1, 2019By: Nate Dorfman

Like many Philadelphians, I’m used to thinking of Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County and Southwest Philadelphia’s Cobbs Creek neighborhood as two entirely different places. Cobbs Creek is in the city, while Cheltenham is suburban. Cobbs Creek’s population is largely low-income, while...

Pennsylvania Legacies #109

Pennsylvania Legacies #109

October 25, 2019By: Josh Raulerson

This year’s GAP Relay — a 150-mile team footrace along the Great Allegheny Passage — was the first carbon neutral trail relay in the nation. Troy Schooley of race organizer p3r talks about the movement toward sustainability in endurance sports,...

Environment Riders Raise $35K for PEC Trails Program

Environment Riders Raise $35K for PEC Trails Program

October 21, 2019By: Josh Raulerson

Every year, a small group of passionate cyclists sets out on a two-day journey along the trails, streets, and backroads of Greater Philadelphia. Sponsorship pledges collected by riders support PEC’s Trails and Outdoor Recreation program, which works with the Circuit...

The Eastern PA Traverse

The Eastern PA Traverse

October 17, 2019By: Helena Kotala

The speed of bicycle travel allows us to see the world through a different set of eyes. We are immersed in it, feeling the elements, smelling the smells, seeing snippets of places we would miss if we were flying by...

Pennsylvania Legacies #108

Pennsylvania Legacies #108

October 11, 2019By: Josh Raulerson

An executive order signed by Governor Tom Wolf last week initiates the rulemaking process whereby Pennsylvania will join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a multi-state effort to cut carbon emissions using market-based mechanisms. Policy expert Franz Litz, one of...