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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...

Pennsylvania Legacies #125

Pennsylvania Legacies #125

June 26, 2020By: Josh Raulerson

“Every day is like a weekend day now,” read one response to PEC’s recent survey of Pennsylvania trail managers about outdoor recreation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dozens of respondents reported — and counter data confirmed — that statewide trail use...

Clean Streets, Clean Water

Clean Streets, Clean Water

June 23, 2020By: Kadafi El-Kardah

Through our partnership with the Philadelphia Water Department, PEC performs watershed education and outreach throughout Greater Philadelphia. The following post originally appeared in the Southwest CDC Globe Times on June 5, 2020. Have you ever wondered how litter impacts the...

Tacony Creek Trail in the Spotlight

Tacony Creek Trail in the Spotlight

June 19, 2020By: Laura Stark

The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has named Philadelphia’s Tacony Creek Trail as its Trail of the Month for June 2020. Through our partnership with the Philadelphia Water Department, PEC played an instrumental role in creating both the trail and the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed...

Pennsylvania Legacies #124

Pennsylvania Legacies #124

June 12, 2020By: Josh Raulerson

As the Department of Environmental Protection gathers public comment on a proposed rulemaking to cut emissions of climate-changing methane from Pennsylvania’s natural gas industry, new data from the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) paints a stark picture of what’s at stake:...

Carbon Capture and Pennsylvania’s Energy Future

Carbon Capture and Pennsylvania’s Energy Future

June 9, 2020By: Josh Raulerson

In 2017, PEC convened a gathering of technical and policy experts from around the Commonwealth and across the U.S. to explore a complex problem: how can Pennsylvania, as the nation’s largest net exporter of electricity, substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions...

World Series of Birding Takes Flight

World Series of Birding Takes Flight

June 3, 2020By: Cindy Fergsuon

New Jersey Audubon’s World Series of Birding (WSB) is the country’s largest and most prestigious 24-hour birding competition—providing participants and financial contributors with a fun and interactive way to raise money for conservation projects. The 37th annual WSB took flight...