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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...

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

January 11, 2018By: Lindsay Baxter

We’ve all had that moment where we fantasize about quitting a job. Telling the boss where he or she can go, storming out, slamming a door. But what about when the break-up is more amicable? You both know it’s for...

Treecycling: A Treesource Guide

Treecycling: A Treesource Guide

January 9, 2018By: Josh Raulerson

Fish and houseguests, a great Pennsylvanian once wrote, begin to smell after three days. The freshness window for Christmas trees is, admittedly, a bit longer. But by mid-January, even the most committed procrastinators have to admit: it’s time for last...