Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future

Rating: 4.9 stars   10 reviews

Issues: Environment

Location: 610 N. Third St. Harrisburg PA 17101 USA

Mission: PennFuture works to create a just future where nature, communities and the economy thrive. We enforce environmental laws and advocate for the transformation of public policy, public opinion and the marketplace to restore and protect the environment and safeguard public health. PennFuture advances effective solutions for the problems of pollution, sprawl and global warming; mobilizes citizens; crafts compelling communications; and provides excellent legal services and policy analysis.
Target demographics: All Pennsylvanians who want a just future where nature, communities and the economy thrive.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 10,000
Geographic areas served: Pennsylvania
Programs: PennFuture's programs include the Green Power: Turn It On! Campaign, a statewide program to encourage the use of renewable energy products and to educate Pennsylvanians about their ability to choose electricity suppliers; outreach, which includes educating the public concerning environmental issues in Pennsylvania and initiating the PennFuture Partners Program; and litigation, in which PennFuture represents other environmental groups and private citizens in order to enforce environmental laws before local, state and federal courts. Information about PennFuture activities and programs can be found on our website at www.PennFuture.org.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I am a retired biology teacher and am well aware of the need to educate the populace of Pa. about the serious impact climate change is having on our planet. I have talked with and heard professionals from Penn Future present excellent factual programs about the changes that have already taken place among the flora and fauna of Pa. and the news is not good. As stewards of this earth we all have a stake in reducing carbon emissions to prevent further damage to our air, water and wildlife and Penn Future is one organization that is both educating and speaking out to our legislators.
It's not the fact that our climate is changing, it's how fast it's changing - it's past time for people to wake up to that fact!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not aware of what changes might be needed.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I love to visit the Laurel Highlands, especially in the winter. The air is so clean over the snow.
I realize that this environment is being threatened by our bad habits.
We desperately need an organization like PennFuture to help us live well.

Was your donation impactful?

Unsure

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

My PennFuture coworkers make up the overall smartest group with which I've ever worked. I'm awed every day and have stayed with PennFuture longer than I've worked with any other organization. I honestly believe we're doing good work and we all really care about the work we do.

Was your donation impactful?

Likely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been working with PennFuture on Marcellus Shale drilling issues in Pa and in partnership with the E.L.Rose Conservancy of Susquehanna County. Their staff is extremely knowledgable and helpful, and training workshops I have attended are very informative. I really appreciate how hard they are working to try to strengthen legislation and protect our environment, health and quality of life from the hazards of this gas drilling frenzy. i support their work 100%.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

PennFuture is the most effective and hard-hitting environmental organization in Pennsylvania. PennFuture focuses on delivering on its promises and in telling our citizens the truth. Consequently, I choose to donate my hard-earned dollars back into the organization.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing citizens in their communities win legal challenges against polluters, meeting with legislators to make positive changes in Pennsylvania legislation, and in seeing more clean and renewable energy deployed in the Commonwealth.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Grow it so that it has offices throughout all corners of Pennsylvania!

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Rating: 4 stars  

Penn Future for us has created a state wide awareness of environmental issues and progresses and brought those issues home on a local level to North Central Pennsylvania, often a forgotten part of the state.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

having the opportunity for face to face meetings with staff amongsts others of our community in local gatherings.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

generate even greater awareness of the organization, encouraging more Pennsyvanians to support.

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

PennFuture has been a great help to The Western Clinton Sportsmen's Association, Renovo, PA as WCSA pushes for legislation to save Pennsylvania's state forest system from being turned into a Cash Cow by selling leases to companies drilling in the Marcellus Shale Formation.PennFuture's Responsible Drilling Campaign is right on target.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

their cooperation with WCSA as we work to save PA's state forest system

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

When I contact them they always get back to me, even though we are sort of out here in "the sticks."

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

ramp up its efforts to save Pennsylvania's state forest system from excessive drilling operations due to the Marcellus Shale bonanza now going on.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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7 people found this review helpful

Appreciate the ease of PennsFuture's online emailing to the appropriate represetnatives of state and federal government; data entry; appreciate the clear and pertinent website.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Up to date information about legislation regarding environmental issues pertaining to Pennsylvania. The assumption the reader can make the wholesome decision/action when given the simple environmental facts in a non-rhetorical way,

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Courteous and thankfull

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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4 people found this review helpful

I appreciate the professional way that PennFuture goes about communicating with elected representatives. I also appreciate the way they make good use of volunteers' time by calling us in to participate in specific meetings and hearings where they think we can make a difference.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I felt they were using my time constructively.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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4 people found this review helpful

I have been a member of "PennFuture" for over 10 years. They put on quality educational conferences all over the State of Pennsylvania. Their staff is excellent, professional, low key and highly effective. Their legal staff is very accessible, cooperative and always busy protectin the environment and the wellbeing of the Citizens of our state. To my knowledge, their funding and administrative reputation is "squeaky clean". I am proud to be a member of Penn Future and would recommend membership to any socially and environmentally responsible citizen of Pennsylvania

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

PA council of cchurches Interfaith Climate Change Campaign

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No changes

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

They are always ready to help

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

I've gotten to know most of the staff in the Pittsburgh Office and some in the other offices

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Make a bigger difference

Ways to make it better...

It couldn't be better

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

The anti environmental polarization fostered in the media and in state and federal legislative bodies by Corporate America especially fromm sectors of the economy related to the fossil fuels lobbies

One thing I'd also say is that...

Keep u[p the good work, PennFuture

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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