Environment Erie

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  • Erie will face climate-change emergencies: Amy Jo Zola

    Sep 24, 2014

    A number of recent events have again revealed the challenges communities around the country face due to extreme weather and highlighted the need for all communities, including Erie, to be more resilient and prepare for emergencies. The Erie Times-News has carried stories about the record-breaking drought, water shortages and searing wildfires in the arid West this summer. Pennsylvania's birds, including the ruffed grouse, our state bird, are endangered by climate change, according to the National Audubon Society ("Climate change endangers birds," Erie Times-News, Sept. 10).

  • Summit prepares Erie for extreme weather

    Sep 23, 2014

    Because it's more important than ever to prepare our communities to be ready to adapt and recover from such disastrous events, Environment Erie, Pennsylvania Sea Grant, Mercyhurst University and NWPAGE and their partners are bringing extreme weather and emergency preparedness to the Erie community.

  • 2014 Pennsylvania Waste Watchers Announced - RecyclErie Program Receives Award

    Aug 05, 2014

    Harrisburg, PA – The Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania (PROP) is pleased to recognize Pennsylvania’s most outstanding recycling programs and projects. The Pennsylvania Waste Watchers program recognizes recycling, waste reduction, reuse, and composting programs in Pennsylvania that have exhibited exemplary performance. This year, over 100 municipalities, counties, private businesses, individuals, and community organizations from throughout Pennsylvania are being recognized for going above and beyond what is mandated under Act 101 for their communities or programs.

  • Environment Erie program wins award

    May 30, 2014

    A local education program that funded rain gardens at two schools to control stormwater entering lakes and streams has received a 2014 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Award.

  • Millcreek rain garden wins governor's award

    Apr 07, 2014

    A rain garden at a Millcreek Township school has landed an Erie environmental organization an award from the governor. Environment Erie was one of 23 organizations involved in 19 projects that will receive the 2014 Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence.

  • Governor Corbett Announces 2014 Environmental Excellence Award Winners

    Apr 02, 2014

    HARRISBURG -- Governor Tom Corbett today announced that 23 organizations involved in 19 environmental projects from across the state will receive the 2014 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence.

  • Executive Director of Environment Erie Receives Grassroots Citizen Advocate Award

    Mar 24, 2014

    You know what Lucille Ball had to say, "If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do." Amy Jo Smith is living proof of Lucille Ball's words: she is the Executive Director of Environment Erie, CEO of Eco-Cheeks (a cloth diaper business) and a full time mom.

  • St. George School rain garden is teaching tool

    Mar 12, 2014

    Eighth-graders at St. George School helped make the water that drains from the Walnut Creek watershed cleaner by installing an urban rain garden at their school along the 5100 block of Peach Street. By disconnecting a downspout from the storm sewer and diverting it to the new garden, they are collecting water that runs off the roof and allowing it to soak into the ground instead of rushing into nearby Walnut Creek untreated.

  • Erie, Crawford watershed projects get grants

    Jan 23, 2014

    Gov. Tom Corbett announced Wednesday that more than $20 million will go to projects in 40 counties. Local recipients include Environment Erie, the Edinboro Lake Watershed Association, Cochranton Borough and the Crawford County Conservation District.

  • Environment Erie holds workshop on septic systems

    Jan 02, 2014

    That sewage escaping from your leaking septic system could be leaching into your well water or making its way to the Lake Erie waters off Presque Isle State Park.

48 articles total

News

  • Erie will face climate-change emergencies: Amy Jo Zola

    Sep 24, 2014

    A number of recent events have again revealed the challenges communities around the country face due to extreme weather and highlighted the need for all communities, including Erie, to be more resilient and prepare for emergencies. The Erie Times-News has carried stories about the record-breaking drought, water shortages and searing wildfires in the arid West this summer. Pennsylvania's birds, including the ruffed grouse, our state bird, are endangered by climate change, according to the National Audubon Society ("Climate change endangers birds," Erie Times-News, Sept. 10).

  • Summit prepares Erie for extreme weather

    Sep 23, 2014

    Because it's more important than ever to prepare our communities to be ready to adapt and recover from such disastrous events, Environment Erie, Pennsylvania Sea Grant, Mercyhurst University and NWPAGE and their partners are bringing extreme weather and emergency preparedness to the Erie community.

  • 2014 Pennsylvania Waste Watchers Announced - RecyclErie Program Receives Award

    Aug 05, 2014

    Harrisburg, PA – The Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania (PROP) is pleased to recognize Pennsylvania’s most outstanding recycling programs and projects. The Pennsylvania Waste Watchers program recognizes recycling, waste reduction, reuse, and composting programs in Pennsylvania that have exhibited exemplary performance. This year, over 100 municipalities, counties, private businesses, individuals, and community organizations from throughout Pennsylvania are being recognized for going above and beyond what is mandated under Act 101 for their communities or programs.

  • Environment Erie program wins award

    May 30, 2014

    A local education program that funded rain gardens at two schools to control stormwater entering lakes and streams has received a 2014 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Award.

  • Millcreek rain garden wins governor's award

    Apr 07, 2014

    A rain garden at a Millcreek Township school has landed an Erie environmental organization an award from the governor. Environment Erie was one of 23 organizations involved in 19 projects that will receive the 2014 Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence.

  • Governor Corbett Announces 2014 Environmental Excellence Award Winners

    Apr 02, 2014

    HARRISBURG -- Governor Tom Corbett today announced that 23 organizations involved in 19 environmental projects from across the state will receive the 2014 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence.

  • Executive Director of Environment Erie Receives Grassroots Citizen Advocate Award

    Mar 24, 2014

    You know what Lucille Ball had to say, "If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do." Amy Jo Smith is living proof of Lucille Ball's words: she is the Executive Director of Environment Erie, CEO of Eco-Cheeks (a cloth diaper business) and a full time mom.

  • St. George School rain garden is teaching tool

    Mar 12, 2014

    Eighth-graders at St. George School helped make the water that drains from the Walnut Creek watershed cleaner by installing an urban rain garden at their school along the 5100 block of Peach Street. By disconnecting a downspout from the storm sewer and diverting it to the new garden, they are collecting water that runs off the roof and allowing it to soak into the ground instead of rushing into nearby Walnut Creek untreated.

  • Erie, Crawford watershed projects get grants

    Jan 23, 2014

    Gov. Tom Corbett announced Wednesday that more than $20 million will go to projects in 40 counties. Local recipients include Environment Erie, the Edinboro Lake Watershed Association, Cochranton Borough and the Crawford County Conservation District.

  • Environment Erie holds workshop on septic systems

    Jan 02, 2014

    That sewage escaping from your leaking septic system could be leaching into your well water or making its way to the Lake Erie waters off Presque Isle State Park.

48 articles total