Category Archives: Environment

Sign Petition Supporting EPA Standards for Cutting Carbon Pollution

From Interfaith Power and Light (http://interfaithpowerandlight.org): This spring, the Environmental Protection Agency announced first-ever standards to cut carbon pollution from power plants by 30%. The EPA opened up the rules for public comment, and they’ve extended the deadline. This is … Continue reading

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Alliance for Climate Education Offers High School Assembly Programs on Climate Education

In 2009, 4C presented the Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) — a non-profit organization that conducts climate education assembly programs in high schools across the country — with its Climate Change Communicator of the Year Award. Subsequently, 4C, Yale and … Continue reading

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Corbett Approves Bills on Stream Buffers and Carbon Plan

Posted at http://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/2014/10/23/corbett-approves-bills-on-stream-buffers-and-carbon-plan/ OCTOBER 23, 2014 BY MARIE CUSICK Governor Corbett signed a pair of bills dealing with two hot-button environmental issues. The first would eliminate stream buffer requirements for the state’s cleanest waterways. The second measure gives legislators a role … Continue reading

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2013-14 Environmental Scorecard

Clean Water Action, Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, and the Sierra Club present the 2013-2014 Pennsylvania Environmental Scorecard, a permanent record that scores every Pennsylvania state legislator on environmental votes cast during the 2013 – 2014 Legislative Session. The organizations delayed … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Parents Want to Keep Fracking at a Distance

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-10-21/energy-policy/pennsylvania-parents-want-to-keep-fracking-at-a-distance/a42326-1 October 21, 2014 – Melinda Tuhus, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window BUTLER COUNTY, Pa. – As natural gas drilling pads, pipelines and compressor stations spring up around the state, groups of parents calling … Continue reading

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Small Scale Food Producers are the Solution to the Global Food Crisis

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/10/16/small-scale-food-producers-are-solution-global-food-crisis Published on Thursday, October 16, 2014 By Common Dreams By Kirtana Chandrasekaran, Martin Drago Adolfo, a small farmer from El Salvador, grows 60 crops and is the personification of the solution to world food hunger. (Photo: Jason Taylor … Continue reading

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The Future is Calling Us to Greatness: Evidential Inspiration and Climate Hope—October 22, Harrisburg

Wednesday, October 22, 7:00 p.m. Unitarian Church of Harrisburg, 1280 Clover Lane, Harrisburg With Rev. Michael Dowd and Connie Barlow Science and religion must work together if humanity is to survive the 21st century. Humans have unwittingly become a planetary … Continue reading

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Climate Justice: Faith in Action (PA Interfaith Power & Light Annual Conference)—October 26, Philadelphia

PA IPL’s 2014 Annual Conference October 26    2:00 PM – 6:00 PM Check-in, fellowship, and green resources fair begin at 1:00 Summit Presbyterian Church, Mt. Airy, Philadelphia This conference will bring together clergy and lay leaders of all faiths (members of … Continue reading

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Panel Discussion on Genetically Modified Organisms—October 13, University Park

Posted at http://news.psu.edu/story/326605/2014/09/16/campus-life/rock-ethics-institute-host-panel-discussion-genetically-modified Panelists to discuss the environmental impacts of GMOs September 16, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Rock Ethics Institute will host the Research Ethics Lecture Series for a second year. The first event of this year’s series will be … Continue reading

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Urge Your PA Senator to Oppose Bill that Interferes with Implementing EPA’s Carbon Pollution Rule

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org): The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently unveiled its Clean Power Plan proposal to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants, the largest source of pollution contributing to global warming in the United States. However, the Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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