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Earth Day 2022

Earth Day, the world’s largest environmental movement, is Monday, April 22, 2024. This year’s theme is Planet vs. Plastics, which focuses on the bold goal of a 60% reduction of plastic production by 2040 for the sake of human and planetary health.

As we celebrate our planet this Earth Day, remember that it takes a team effort to build a healthier and brighter future for all. You play an important role in creating a more sustainable world and know that Pennsylvania Senate Democrats are working right alongside you.

We are committed to fighting for the future of our planet for generations to come. One of our key priorities as a caucus is clean air, water, and energy for every Pennsylvanian. That means our members are working to combat climate change, investing in clean, green, and safe energy, holding fossil fuel industries accountable, working to make sure every community has clean water, and much more.   

You can learn more about our commitment to the environment here.

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:

Energías renovables

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

Nuestros miembros en acción

Comitta Introduces Pennsylvania Climate Emissions Reduction Act

Comitta Introduces Pennsylvania Climate Emissions Reduction Act

West Chester, PA – May 8, 2024– State Senator Carolyn Comitta today introduced the Pennsylvania Climate Emissions Reduction (PACER) Program, a key part of Governor Shapiro’s energy strategy to reduce emissions, create jobs in clean energy, and cut electricity costs...

Boscola Grant Delivers First Electric School Buses to Lehigh Valley

Boscola Grant Delivers First Electric School Buses to Lehigh Valley

Bethlehem, PA – April 12, 2024 – Senator Lisa Boscola today joined officials from the Bethlehem Area School District and PPL as BASD unveiled two new electric buses that was secured thanks to a $1 million state grant that she secured. “I could not be more excited to...

La senadora Collett aplaude los nuevos límites federales de PFAS y se compromete a que todos los ciudadanos de Pensilvania tengan agua limpia

La senadora Collett aplaude los nuevos límites federales de PFAS y se compromete a que todos los ciudadanos de Pensilvania tengan agua limpia

Horsham, Pa. - 10 de abril de 2024 - Hoy, la Administración Biden-Harris ha anunciado los primeros límites nacionales de obligado cumplimiento para las sustancias perfluoroalquiladas y polifluoroalquiladas (PFAS) en el agua potable y mil millones de dólares en financiación de la Ley Bipartidista de Infraestructuras para ayudar a los estados a realizar pruebas y...

Pa Must Move Forward on Climate Change

Pa Must Move Forward on Climate Change

Op-Ed By Senator Carolyn Comitta

I ran for office because of climate change. Leaving a cleaner, safer world for my children and grandchildren has always been a driving force behind my passion for public service. When I look into their eyes, I want to tell them I’m doing everything I can to save our planet – to protect our environment, cut pollution, and invest in a clean energy economy.

La senadora Amanda M. Cappelletti pide a la Administración Biden que adopte normas estrictas para reducir la contaminación de las centrales eléctricas de carbón y gas

La senadora Amanda M. Cappelletti pide a la Administración Biden que adopte normas estrictas para reducir la contaminación de las centrales eléctricas de carbón y gas

Norristown, Pennsylvania − November 15, 2023 – Yesterday, Senator Amanda M. Cappelletti (D-Montgomery/Delaware) joined state and local officials from around the country to call on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to adopt the strongest possible carbon pollution standards for coal- and gas-fired power plants to protect public health, slash climate pollution, and move closer to 100 percent clean power generation.

Sen. Collett Calls on Colleagues to Get Tougher on PFAS Polluters

Sen. Collett Calls on Colleagues to Get Tougher on PFAS Polluters

Harrisburg, Pa. – March 8, 2023 — Yesterday, Senator Maria Collett (D-12 Montgomery) called on her colleagues to get more serious about PFAS pollution and announced plans to reintroduce legislation designating certain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS),...