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Governor Wolf’s GreenGov Council to Begin Analysis of State Agency Green Practices

Harrisburg, PA – Today, the Wolf Administration announced that the interagency GreenGov Council will begin its analysis of state agencies’ energy savings and sustainability strategies, taking steps towards fulfilling the climate change goals laid out in Governor Wolf’s executive order. “Commonwealth government has a responsibility to take action to reduce our carbon footprint and focus…

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Governor Wolf Announces First Apprenticeship for Vegetable Growers in the Mid-Atlantic Region

Germansville, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announces the first apprenticeship for vegetable growers in the Mid-Atlantic region which will prepare workers for new agriculture jobs in the Montgomery County region. “Agriculture is tremendously important to Pennsylvania and apprenticeships like this help workers get the skills for good jobs so the industry can grow and thrive,”…

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Governor Wolf: Urban Agriculture is Feeding Neighborhoods, Building a Stronger Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today toured Sankofa Farm, part of Bartram’s Garden, to learn how the urban farm would use their $50,000 Urban Ag Grant to improve infrastructure, strengthen the community, and further address food sovereignty in Philadelphia. “Bartram’s Garden is a model for how urban agriculture can provide for communities,” said Governor…

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Praise for Gov. Wolf’s Action to Combat Climate Crisis

Harrisburg, PA – Advocacy groups, leaders and neighboring states praised Governor Tom Wolf for signing an executive order Thursday that begins the steps necessary for Pennsylvania to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a regional cap-and-trade program that limits carbon dioxide emissions. “Pennsylvania innovation powered the industrial revolution, and now we will be a leader…

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Executive Order – 2019-07- Commonwealth Leadership in Addressing Climate Change through Electric Sector Emissions Reductions

Subject: Commonwealth Leadership in Addressing Climate Change through Electric Sector Emissions Reductions Number: 2019-07 By Direction of: Tom Wolf, Governor Date: October 3, 2019 WHEREAS, the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania mandate that we protect the Commonwealth’s air resources for the protection of public health, safety and well-being of our citizens; prevent injury to…

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