Archive: Climate Justice

Governor Wolf Vetoed Senate Bill 275

By Ethan Story / August 4, 2022
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On July 7, 2022, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed a bill that has been touted as a way to give consumers more access to affordable electricity, but in reality represented an effort to restrict local governments’ ability to set policies that address the climate crisis. Senate Bill (“SB”) 275, introduced by Gene Yaw, would make […]

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Breakdown of the WV v. EPA Holding

By Ethan Story / July 19, 2022
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By a vote of 6-3, the Supreme Court agreed with Republican-led states and coal companies that the Environmental Protection Agency does not have the authority to use generation-shifting as a “system of emission reduction” under the Clean Air Act. Background In the WV. v. EPA case, one primary regulation was at issue (which is currently […]

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Urban greening can help to combat climate change

By Paul Fedore / July 6, 2022
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As the population of urban areas continues to grow worldwide, it is essential to reconsider how these environments are constructed in order to help us better adapt to a changing climate, to help to mitigate its effects, and to provide residents with adequate and healthy living conditions. This is where urban greening can come into play.

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Sustainable Forestry is a Great Climate Solution

By Kristen Locy / May 20, 2022
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Pennsylvania is not called Penn’s Woods for nothing! Our state is rich in natural resources with dense hardwood forests, in addition to our fossil fuels below the ground. According to Penn State data, Pennsylvania is the nation’s top hardwood producer. Additionally, forest-based recreation and tourism is the state’s second-largest industry.

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Takeaways for Washington and Greene Counties from “Climate Solutions from the Frontlines of Environmental Justice”

By Lisa DePaoli / April 29, 2022
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It’s not often that environmental justice communities are centered in discussions about the solutions we need in order to address climate change. This is unfortunate for one critical reason: people who are most impacted by the climate crisis are the ones who know what has to happen to bring about real solutions. 

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Our Annual Seed Swap is Growing!

By Kristen Locy / April 26, 2022
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On Sunday, April 3rd, 2022, we hosted our second annual “seed swap” in our new office at 30 East Beau St. It was a huge success, with over 70 people attending! We were hoping to have the seed swap in the exciting new Firefly Garden space near our office in downtown Washington; however, the cold, […]

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