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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

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


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.



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.

Heather S.


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.


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.