Ten tips for reducing holiday waste

By | Jess Bellwoar
Conservation Campaigns Associate

With the holiday shopping season upon us, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and buy more than we need, for ourselves and for others. Here are ten tips for how you can help reduce plastic pollution and other waste around the holidays:

News Release | PennEnvironment

With public opposition growing against plastics, enviro groups deliver 15,000 signatures calling for a statewide ban on polystyrene

[Bridgeport, PA] – With public opposition of single-use plastics growing rapidly, statewide environmental group PennEnvironment delivered 15,000 petition signatures to the legislature’s lead sponsor of a bill to ban the distribution and sale of polystyrene cups and food containers in the Commonwealth.

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PennEnvironment Launches Billboard Campaign Urging Rep. Keith Rothfus to #SAVELWCF

[Pittsburgh, PA] – In response to the September 30th expiration of America's most successful conservation and recreation program, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), the statewide environmental organization PennEnvironment announced billboards urging Rep. Keith Rothfus (R-12) to support permanent reauthorization and full funding for LWCF.

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PennEnvironment Announces State Endorsements for Election Day 2018

[Pennsylvania]-- With Election Day 2018 only 13 days away, today PennEnvironment released its list of local and statewide environmental candidates that the organization is endorsing in Pennsylvania’s 2018 general election this November. This list includes endorsements for Governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, and Pennsylvania state House and state Senate.

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Congressman Evans tours Bartram’s Garden for firsthand look at how DC policymaking affects Philly’s environment

WHAT:  Bartram’s Garden staff, volunteers, and local residents team up with PennEnvironment to give an interactive guided tour to Congressman Dwight Evans.  The tour will show first-hand how the federal environmental policies on which Rep. Evans votes directly affects our local environment and Philadelphia’s most cherished and historic places. Bartram’s Garden straddles the third and fifth congressional districts under the new borders recently created through redistricting.  The tour will include stops along Bartram’s Garden’s banks of the Schuylkill River waterfront where the Congressman will hear from local fishermen and boat builders; Stop 2 will be visiting the expanding trail that will connect Bartram’s Garden to the Schuylkill Riverfront Park in Center City; and Stop 3 will tour Bartram’s working community garden, Sankofa Community Farm.

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After 52 years, program protecting Valley Forge, Gettysburg Park expires Sunday due to Congressional inaction

[Philadelphia, PA] -- America's most successful conservation and recreation program is expected to expire this Sunday, September 30. The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has protected some of Pennsylvania’s most iconic places over the last 52 years.

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Trump administration’s ‘Dirty Power Plan’ will increase Pennsylvania’s air pollution and climate risk

[Philadelphia, PA] -- Today, the Trump administration announced its Dirty Power Plan, which will increase air pollution and severe climate impacts across the nation, threatening the health of millions of Americans. The citizens of Pennsylvania and all Americans deserve better.

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PennEnvironment along with a coalition of leading environmental organizations releases 2017-2018 Pennsylvania environmental scorecard

Philadelphia, PA –  PennEnvironment, Conservation Voters of PA, Sierra Club Pennsylvania Chapter, and Clean Water Action have released their 2017-2018 Pennsylvania Environmental Scorecard, which scores each member of the State Senate and House of Representatives based on their votes on the most crucial environmental legislation that came before the General Assembly this session. 

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PennEnvironment hosts waterways clean-up to demonstrate support for banning single-use foam

Philadelphia, PA -- Today, PennEnvironment hosted a waterway clean-up event with members of the Philadelphia and Delaware County communities to demonstrate strong support for reducing the plastic pollution that is harming our wildlife and health. Specifically, the group called on the PA Legislatures to pass a statewide ban on single-use polystyrene.

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Expo to Showcase Local Solutions to Global Climate Change Renewable Energy, Electric Vehicles, Carbon Fee & Dividend, and Community Organizing

New Hope, PA – At a local Climate Solutions Expo in New Hope, local family-owned solar company Exact Solar presented a vision of Bucks county powered by solar panels.  Citizens from across the county heard from a wide range of presenters on how they can tackle climate change, despite federal efforts to undermine clean energy and environmental protections by the Trump Administration.

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