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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Energy Resources Conservation & Development, Environment

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.

Community Stories

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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!

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Pam_11

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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%.

Heather S.

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Donor

Rating: 4

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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