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A Round of Applause

A Round of Applause

March 26, 2018By: Josh Raulerson

Every spring, PEC and Dominion Energy honor organizations and individuals from western Pennsylvania who are leading the way on environmental innovation and stewardship in their communities. This year an independent panel of expert judges reviewed dozens of nominations, ultimately awarding...

Pennsylvania Legacies #68: Measuring Methane

Pennsylvania Legacies #68: Measuring Methane

March 9, 2018By: Josh Raulerson

Nobody knows exactly how much methane is released each year by Pennsylvania’s oil and gas industry. But a new Environmental Defense Fund analysis suggests actual emissions could be as high as five times the state’s official estimate. Links: Let’s Pick...

A Higher Ladder: Next Steps for the Circuit Trails

A Higher Ladder: Next Steps for the Circuit Trails

February 26, 2018By: Patrick Starr

A trail experience to a cyclist or hiker should be seamless, continuous. Yet the process of trail development is anything but. It’s messy, involving years of conceptual planning, obtaining right-of-way either by acquisition or access easement, engineering design, and construction....

Pennsylvania Legacies #67: Building Nature-Rich Cities

Pennsylvania Legacies #67: Building Nature-Rich Cities

February 23, 2018By: Josh Raulerson

Author and advocate Richard Louv has been writing for years about the connection between human health and our relationship to the outdoors. He joins us with a preview of his upcoming Philadelphia appearance as part of Tookany-Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership’s “Nature...

Let’s Pick It Up!

Let’s Pick It Up!

February 12, 2018By: Palmira Miller

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful “Lets Pick It Up Days” will take place from April 7st to April 30th . As part of this program, PEC’s own Keep Northeastern Pennsylvania Beautiful will be scheduling several events throughout Northeast PA. Please check the Events...

Work With Us

Work With Us

February 9, 2018By: Josh Raulerson

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council is looking for an energy wonk with strong managerial skills to lead our Energy & Climate program. Based in Pittsburgh, the Program Manager will guide the ongoing implementation of PEC’s deep decarbonization initiative. See the complete...

Pennsylvania Legacies #65: Success Story

Pennsylvania Legacies #65: Success Story

January 26, 2018By: Josh Raulerson

Since its inception in 1993, the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund has made possible the creation or improvement of thousands of community assets – everything from trails and green space to libraries and historic sites. In honor of the...