Press Releases

Category: Energy & Climate

COALS Berks County Cleanup Complete

June 16, 2008

Reading, Pa. – The Cleanup Our American Lands and Streams (COALS) Program is being implemented in Berks County by local partners through the initiative of the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the non-profit Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC). A...

Mayor Nutter speaks at PEC dinner, Samuel & Eleanor Morris honored

June 13, 2008

Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter served as keynote speaker at the Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s (PEC) 38th Annual Philadelphia Dinner on June 10th. “The Mayor’s recent announcement of a Director of Sustainability, his insightful reorganization of City operating departments, his increased...

Western PA Environmental Award Winners Announced

May 20, 2008

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Five area environmental programs have been named as the winners of the 2008 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards, announced today by Dominion and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council. These five programs address a wide range of local and regional environmental...

Sustainable Philadelphia television series to air on May 21st

May 14, 2008

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council and MiND television (formerly WYBE channel 35) partnered to produce an educational television series on sustainability in Philadelphia – showcasing local efforts in green building, alternative energy, education, and recreation. The series of five 5-minute programs...

PEC unveils Building Green: Overcoming Barriers in Philadelphia report

PEC unveils Building Green: Overcoming Barriers in Philadelphia report

March 11, 2008

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) today released a new report, Building Green: Overcoming Barriers in Philadelphia, that identifies obstacles to green building in Philadelphia and recommends solutions to dissolving those barriers. The report identified the lack of political will and...

Lecture Explores State’s Impact on Global Warming

February 5, 2008

The University of Scranton’s newest and most environmentally friendly building will be the site of a Sustainability lecture that is linked to a national initiative on global warming. “The Climate Change Roadmap for Pennsylvania” will be the topic of discussion...

Climate Change Roadmap for state to be featured

January 22, 2008

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council will make presentations about the Climate Change Roadmap for Pennsylvania at seven programs about global warming on Jan. 30 and 31 as part of Focus the Nation (FTN), a national grassroots effort to raise awareness about...

Earth Sciences Week presentation at UPJ

October 10, 2007

Johnstown, Pa. – Brian Hill, president and CEO of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), will discuss how global warming could impact Pennsylvania and what Pennsylvania should be doing to address climate change Wednesday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m., in room 138...

Less Auto-Dependent Development Is Key to Mitigating Climate Change

September 20, 2007

Pennsylvania needs a more aggressive approach to global warming based on a new report that shows an alarming increase in how many miles the average person is driving, according to Brian Hill, President of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council. Sprawling development...