The Center for Environmental Policy

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.

Environmental Programs

  • Trail Update – Building and Planning the Network in Philadelphia

    Thursday Oct 30 6:00 PM-7:30 PM

    Join the Academy of Natural Sciences and the Philadelphia Planning Committee to hear what the next big trail projects are in Philadelphia. What is in store for trails near your house? Hear the answers directly from City and non-profit development organizations that plan and build Philadelphia’s trail network.

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