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Pennsylvania Legacies #100

Pennsylvania Legacies #100

June 14, 2019By: Josh Raulerson

It’s not just Pennsylvania — trails and greenways are becoming must-have amenities for communities throughout the U.S. and around the world. But the trend isn’t universal, and the scarcity of trails in many areas is reflected in lower public health,...

Pennsylvania Legacies #99

Pennsylvania Legacies #99

May 31, 2019By: Josh Raulerson

Through research, activism, and thought leadership, colleges and universities have always been the vanguard of the sustainability movement. But, like any large enterprise, most are also voracious consumers of energy and resources. The University of Pittsburgh is one in a...

Best of the West

Best of the West

May 28, 2019By: Davitt Woodwell

Two hundred and fifty of PEC’s friends and partners gathered on Wednesday May 22 at the Westin Convention Center Hotel in Pittsburgh to honor the four winners of the 2019 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards and a Lifetime Achievement honoree. Co-Sponsored...

Pennsylvania Legacies #98

Pennsylvania Legacies #98

May 17, 2019By: Josh Raulerson

As Ben Franklin wrote, “when the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.” But how do you calculate the value of water resources in dollars and cents? Researcher Spencer Phillips, Ph.D., unpacks the far-reaching economic impacts of water quality...

Get Your Tail on the Trail, Northeast PA!

Get Your Tail on the Trail, Northeast PA!

May 3, 2019By: Palmira Miller

This summer and fall, Get Your Tail on the Trail is challenging northeastern Pennsylvanians to walk, run, ride, or paddle 165 miles — the length of the Delaware & Lehigh trail What better way to get yourself on a “path”...

Pennsylvania Legacies #97

Pennsylvania Legacies #97

May 3, 2019By: Josh Raulerson

Pennsylvania has one of the nation’s most extensive state park-and-forest systems, and for decades it’s been growing in size as well as popularity. But funding for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) hasn’t kept pace with that growth....

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Opening Day on the Sheepskin Trail

April 24, 2019By: Josh Raulerson

PEC celebrates Opening Day on the Trails 2019 on Fayette County’s 34-mile Sheepskin Trail, part of the growing Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition network. Ride along as we discover local history on the recently re-opened section linking Dunbar, PA with the...

Let’s Do This Right

Let’s Do This Right

April 19, 2019By: Josh Raulerson

As lawmakers wrestle with the future of nuclear energy in Pennsylvania, many issues remain unresolved. But within both parties there is increasingly widespread agreement on one principle: we can and should address greenhouse gas emissions in Pennsylvania, and that allowing...

Pennsylvania Legacies #96

Pennsylvania Legacies #96

April 19, 2019By: Josh Raulerson

The Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership is a small organization with a big name, and even bigger ambitions. Executive Director Julie Slavet explains how TTF works across urban/suburban boundaries to educate and engage residents, and how they leverage collaborations like the Delaware...

Watershed Moments

Watershed Moments

April 16, 2019By: Susan Myerov

PEC and the Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) welcomed nearly 200 attendees to the 2nd Biennial Statewide Conference for Watershed Organizations on February 24-25, 2019. Our conference was held at the new Wyndham Garden Hotel in Boalsburg PA,...