Save the Date: Oct. 23PennFuture's Clean Energy Panel: Rollbacks on Our Health and Environment

Join PennFuture for an engaging panel of experts that will provide in-depth analysis of recent Federal rollbacks on national environmental protections, and what they will mean for Pennsylvanians. With so many regulations and rollbacks being announced that threaten our public health, this panel will explain what matters the most to you and our communities.

Join us in Pittsburgh on Oct. 6.PennFuture's Annual Pittsburgh Solar Tour

Join us on Saturday, Oct. 6 from noon to 4 p.m. for PennFuture’s Annual Pittsburgh Solar Tour! This event encourages solar and clean energy solutions by connecting citizens to residential, commercial, and public solar installations and installers. Each year, this event attracts more than 200 people from western Pennsylvania.

The Pittsburgh Solar Tour is held each October in conjunction with National Solar Tour month sponsored by the American Solar Energy Society and is a featured tour on the National Solar Tour.

There will be a Solar Tour After-Party from 4-6 p.m. at Hitchhiker Brewing Co., 1500 S Canal Street, Sharpsburg, PA 15215. Special thanks to the Triboro Ecodistrict for hosting!

Visit for more information.


Join us in Tinicum on Oct. 13United "4 the Delaware" Community Forum

Join PennFuture for a facilitated panel discussion about how the Delaware River and its tributaries impact our communities as a source of drinking water, economic opportunities, recreation and more. This panel will be a featured program of the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge’s Annual Philly Fall Nature Fest! 

This event will be held October 13, 2-3 p.m., at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge Auditorium (8601 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19153). 

Register here.


Join us in Pittsburgh Oct. 26An Evening to Celebrate Larry J. Schweiger

NextEra Energy Resources Presents:
A PennFuture Event 
An Evening to Celebrate Larry J. Schweiger 

You are cordially invited by PennFuture’s Board of Directors, Leadership Council, Invitation Committee, and staff in celebrating the distinguished career of our retiring President Emeritus, Larry J. Schweiger. 
When: 5:30 - 9:00 p.m., Friday, October 26 
Where: The National Aviary 700 Arch St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 
Cost: $125 individual; $1,000 table of eight ($50 of each ticket is a tax-deductible contribution to PennFuture.) 

Kindly RSVP by Friday, October 19, 2018. 

Larry’s career has taken him far beyond his early days as a boy scout, when on the shores of Lake Erie he pledged himself to the environment. Today, he enjoys a national and international reputation as a climate leader, but it all began, and continues, in Pennsylvania. This is an opportunity to honor all he accomplished on behalf of the place he calls home. Please join us for this very special evening. 

As Larry is a highly regarded nature photographer and birder, what better place to celebrate his career than surrounded by more than 500 birds from around the world in a beautiful space dedicated to saving birds and protecting habitats? The National Aviary’s spectacular walk-through exhibits of free-flying birds, including their new Tropical Rainforest, will be open to all guests throughout the evening. 

In addition to previously serving as PennFuture’s President & CEO, Larry also previously served as President and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation for a decade, and worked for 14 years as the federation’s senior vice president of conservation programs and in other capacities. In addition, he served as past President and CEO of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy for more than 8 years, as founding chairman of the National Institute for Conservation Leadership, as the first vice president at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and as Executive Secretary of a bipartisan environmental committee of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. 

Thank you to our sponsors:
Presenting Sponsor: NextERA Energy Resources
Eagle Sponsor: Signature Financial Planning 


Join us in East Stroudsburg on Oct. 30.Clean Streams, the Poconos, and You Forum

Please join Our Pocono Waters Campaign for a panel discussion about clean streams in the Poconos and the economic, environmental, and recreational benefits they provide for the region. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

When:  October 30, 2018
Time:    6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: East Stroudsburg University
Innovation and Entrepreneur Center
562 Independence Road
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

Our first panel, including speakers from PA Fish and Boat Commission, the PA Department of Environmental Protection, regional Conservation Districts, and a local biology professor, will explain and demystify streams regulations in Pennsylvania. The second panel will focus on recreational use of streams. Speakers will include a local angler, a township official, and an outdoor recreation business owner.

This is an opportunity to learn about the meaning of “exceptional value” streams and how they benefit our region. There will also be time for you to ask questions about how clean streams regulations benefit you.