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  • Regional Environmental Efforts Selected for Awards

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 24, 2020   CONTACT: Sally Tarhi, Pennsylvania Environmental Council EMAIL: [email protected]   Regional Environmental Efforts Selected for Awards   Pittsburgh—Two environmental projects and a community leader from the Western Pennsylvania area will share $15,000 from Dominion...

    June 24, 2020
  • POWR announces 2020 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grant Awards

    For Immediate Release: June 18, 2020 Contact: Janet Sweeney, POWR Phone: 570-718-6507 Email: [email protected]   POWR announces 2020 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grant Awards Luzerne – The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020...

    June 18, 2020
  • Call for Nominations: Northeast Environmental Partners Awards

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 18, 2020 Contact: Janet Sweeney, Pennsylvania Environmental Council Phone: 570-718-6507 Email: [email protected]   Call for Nominations: Northeast Environmental Partners Awards The Northeast Environmental Partners (Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Pennsylvania...

    June 18, 2020

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  • Local leader Ken Rice receives environmental award

    One of the creators of the Lower East Side Community Garden will receive the 2020 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Award. “I am surprised to have been nominated,” Ken Rice said. “Let alone chosen.” Rice has helped transform abandoned properties throughout New Castle into sustainable community...

    June 27, 2020New Castle News
  • Allegheny College wins environmental award

    Allegheny College is a winner of the 2020 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Award for a 13-year program to achieve carbon neutrality, becoming only the eighth college in the U.S. to realize this goal. The Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards are presented annually...

    June 25, 2020The Meadville Tribune
  • Down in the dumps: Poconos seeing rash of illegal dumping

    Despite the stay-at-home order that has kept Pennsylvanians cooped up for the past month, reports of littering and illegal dumping have increased drastically across the commonwealth, including Monroe County. … Janet Sweeney, director of Keep Northeastern Pennsylvania Beautiful and Vice...

    May 7, 2020Pocono Record

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