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

  • 2017 Academy Town Square Series Presents: Pete Marra

    Thursday Feb 23 6:30 PM-8:00 PM

    Join Pete Marra and the Academy of Natural Sciences for a Town Square on biodiversity. At this free Academy Town Square, Pete Marra, head of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, will outline the evidence he and co-author Chris Santella have presented in their new book Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer.
  • 2017 Academy Town Square Series Presents: Sandra Postel

    Wednesday Mar 15 6:30 PM-8:00 PM

    Join Sandra Postel and the Academy of Natural Sciences for a Town Square on freshwater issues.

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