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May 11, 2022 - Harrisburg, PA

Wolf Administration Announces Local Climate Action Training Provided to 121 More Municipalities

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell announced that 12 participants, representing 121 municipalities, have completed the 2021-2022 DEP Local Climate Action Program, conducting inventories of local greenhouse gas emissions and developing plans to reduce emissions and mitigate climate change risk in their communities.

"Climate change is often discussed in terms of global temperature increase, sea level rise, and hundreds of millions of tons of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere," said Secretary McDonnell. "But the way people experience climate change is at the local level, and along with actions at the state, national, and international levels, actions in our communities are needed to reduce risk. DEP is committed to equipping municipalities in Pennsylvania to plan climate action and strengthen the sustainability of their communities."

Since it began in 2019, the DEP Local Climate Action Program has provided training to 53 entities, representing approximately 380 municipalities across Pennsylvania.

Speakers include:
DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell
Alfonso Wells, Swissvale Borough council member
Sid Misra, Rutledge Borough planning commission member
Taylor Lightman, Lewisburg Neighborhoods director



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20815_dep_LocalClimate_01.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell announces the expansion of the Local Climate Action Training to 121 more municipalities, in Harrisburg, PA on May 11, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20815_dep_LocalClimate_02.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell announces the expansion of the Local Climate Action Training to 121 more municipalities, in Harrisburg, PA on May 11, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20815_dep_LocalClimate_03.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Taylor Lightman, Director of Lewisburg Neighborhoods in Lewisburg Borough, Union County, highlights his municipalities' climate action planning, in Harrisburg, PA on May 11, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20815_dep_LocalClimate_04.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>According to DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell, the Local Climate Action Program has trained 53 entities since 2019, representing 380 municipalities statewide, to assess local greenhouse gas emissions and develop climate action plans for their communities, in Harrisburg, PA on May 11, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20815_dep_LocalClimate_05.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>According to DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell, the Local Climate Action Program has trained 53 entities since 2019, representing 380 municipalities statewide, to assess local greenhouse gas emissions and develop climate action plans for their communities, in Harrisburg, PA on May 11, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20815_dep_LocalClimate_06.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Shawn Alfonso Wells, Council Member in Swissvale Borough, Allegheny County, highlights her municipalities' climate action planning, in Harrisburg, PA on May 11, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20815_dep_LocalClimate_07.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Sid Misra, Planning Commission Member in Rutledge Borough Delaware County, highlights his municipalities' climate action planning, in Harrisburg, PA on May 11, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20815_dep_LocalClimate_08.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell announces the expansion of the Local Climate Action Training to 121 more municipalities, in Harrisburg, PA on May 11, 2022.