Earth Day 2022

April 22nd is Earth Day, a global celebration of our planet. Our planet is the foundation of life as we know it- we should all do our part to care for the earth and the tremendous natural resources it provides.

This year’s Earth Day theme is Invest in our Planet.

Let’s all take steps to make this planet a better place and invest in a healthy future. Whether that’s investing money, time, or encouraging others to get involved, there’s many ways to take action and ensure a sustainable future for the environment and all living things that rely on it.

Effects of Climate Change

Rising temperatures

Rising sea levels

More frequent extreme weather events

Land degradation

Loss of wildlife and biodiversity

Get Involved, Go Green

Tell elected officials this issue matters to you

Say 'No' to fast fashion

Support energy efficiency at home

Plant trees

Buy local and seasonal food

Encourage others to take action

Pennsylvania Democrats will continue to fight for a healthy planet.

Our priorities include:

Renewable Energy

Energy efficiency and renewable energy

Addressing environmentally hazardous and destructive business practices

Environmental justice and equity

Reducing carbon emissions

Clean drinking water

Investment in jobs and infrastructure that support a sustainable future for Pennsylvania

Our Members at Work

#GO100PA: A Renewable Future for Pennsylvania

#GO100PA: A Renewable Future for Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, PA  − September 21, 2021 − Senator Amanda M. Cappelletti (D- Montgomery, Delaware), Senator Katie Muth (D- Berks, Chester, Montgomery),  Representative Christopher Rabb (D-Philadelphia), Representative Danielle Friel Otten (D-Chester) joined...

Comitta Applauds RGGI Approval

Comitta Applauds RGGI Approval

HARRISBURG − September 1, 2021 – State Senator Carolyn Comitta, Minority Chair of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, today issued the following statement upon the Pennsylvania Independent Regulatory Review Commission’s 3-2 vote on final approval...

Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee Fails to Address Climate Crisis

Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee Fails to Address Climate Crisis

HARRISBURG − August 18, 2021 − State Senator Katie Muth (D-Chester/Montgomery/Berks) was met with blank stares in the state Capitol today as she pressed the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee to prioritize a comprehensive plan to invest in Pennsylvania and address the environmental and public health issues impacting communities across the Commonwealth.

State Senate Hearing in Pittsburgh to Focus on Climate Change

State Senate Hearing in Pittsburgh to Focus on Climate Change

At the request of state Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Forest Hills) and Sen. Wayne Fontana (D-Brookline), the Senate Democratic Policy Committee will hold a hearing next Tuesday in Pittsburgh on strategies for combatting climate change by reducing methane gas...