Join us on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 1 p.m. for "Save Our Lake Erie." Forty-five years ago, Lake Erie was so polluted that TIME Magazine stated it was, “in danger of dying by suffocation.” Although there was a massive clean-up effort on the local, state, and federal level, Lake Erie once again experienced the largest harmful algal bloom in recorded history in 2011, with a peak intensity over three times greater than any previously observed bloom.
Learn about the various environmental factors that are contributing to the degradation of Lake Erie and what you can do to save it.
Steve Porter, NW Page: discussing climate change impacts on Lake Erie
Larry Schweiger, PennFuture: reforming the Renewable Fuel Standard
Anna McCartney, PA Sea Grant: discussing latest research on the chemical pollution in Lake Erie
Jerry Skrypzak, S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie Fishing Club: upcoming recreational events happening at Lake Erie
Presque Isle State Park
Peninsula Dr & Fisher Dr
Erie, PA 16505
Join us from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Inn at Villanova University for the next Finding PA's Solar Future stakeholder meeting.
Finding Pennsylvania's Solar Future is a 2017-2019 statewide planning project led by the DEP Office of Pollution Prevention and Energy Assistance (OPPEA) and PennFuture to equip Pennsylvania to produce more solar energy by 2030. We're funded by a $550,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Program.
Project Participants across the state include Pennsylvanians with expertise in business, state and local government, the solar energy market, utilities, regional transmission, regulation, academia, environmental advocacy, and consumer advocacy are participating in project working groups, sharing their different viewpoints on solar energy. Meetings are coordinated by PennFuture in Partnership with OPPEA.
Save the date and join us from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21 as we celebrate the opening of PennFuture’s new Northeast Pennsylvania office in the Poconos.
The new location will be a home for PennFuture as we dive into the nationally recognized fishing communities in the area, which perfectly intertwines with PennFuture’s role as the PA state lead for the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed.
This event takes place at 425 Carlton Road, Mt. Pocono, PA, 18344.
Please stay tuned for more details.
PennFuture’s 7th annual Pittsburgh Solar Tour will be held on Saturday, Oct. 14 from noon to 4 p.m. This free event encourages solar and clean energy solutions by connecting citizens to residential, commercial, and public solar installations and installers, and attracts more than 200 people from western Pennsylvania. This year's tour will feature bike routes provided by Bike PGH!, sustainable restaurants provided by Sustainable Pittsburgh, and guided bus tours throughout the Greater Pittsburgh region.
Visit www.pghsolartour.org to register today and stay tuned for more information.