The Center for Environmental Policy
Understanding our Planet
The Center for Environmental Policy (CEP) builds public and professional awareness on important environmental topics.
Sylvia Earle Speaks to Members of the Academy
The Center for Environmental Policy (CEP) brings nationally known speakers to the Academy, such as Sylvia Earle, pictured above.
City Council Forum
Urban Sustainability Forums are put on by an alliance of local groups.
The Academy’s Center for Environmental Policy (CEP) is a key player in the environmental and sustainability community in the greater Philadelphia region. Bringing together top scientists, policy makers, and the general public around issues of critical environmental importance, the CEP provides non-partisan, science-based information on key environmental issues, promotes solutions, and builds awareness. In addition the regular public programs held at the Academy on a variety of environmental topics, CEP also acts as a logistical hub for local working groups organized around sustainability issues.
Thursday Jun 20 5:30 PM-8:00 PM
Peek inside the inner workings of our city government
and hear straight from the people who are implementing Mayor Nutter’s Greenworks
Tuesday Jul 9 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Meet author Jon McGoran at the launch of his new ecological thriller, Drift
. Local experts on GMOs will be here to discuss the inspiration for this engaging novel at the short talk and reception.
Thursday Jul 11 5:30 PM-7:30 PM
Join us at the Academy of Natural Sciences for a discussion of how our major cities and metropolitan areas are addressing environmental, political, economic, and fiscal problems that our leaders in Washington have yet to solve.
Saturday Jul 13 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Gain a new understanding of the role plants play in water quality with Academy research associate in botany Dr. David Hewitt.