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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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!