HARRISBURG, Pa., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection today launched an interactive Earth Day section of its website offering a one-stop shop for information about Earth Day and environmental events around the state.
"Using today's technology to inform the public about important environmental efforts is invaluable," DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. "Earth Day is a great opportunity for us to use that technology to engage and educate the people we serve."
The webpage includes several new features, including the Earth Day proclamation from Governor Corbett; an interactive calendar searchable by county, where event planners can promote their activities; biographies of environmental professionals with information about environmental careers; and links to educational resources.
Earth Day is Sunday, April 22, and this year's theme is "Honoring Pennsylvania's Environmental Public Servants."
For more information and to view the webpage, visit www.dep.state.pa.us and click the "Earth Day" button.
Media contact: Amanda Witman, 717-787-1323
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection