- By Dan Caterinicchia, Dan Caterinicchia
- Feb 29, 2000
Pennsylvania and Virginia, both progressive states when it comes to technology,
now boast separate online ventures where people can find information on
environmental issues and initiatives.
The Virginia Center for Stewardship (www.sustainableusa.org/va) offers an
electronic network of individuals, organizations and institutions working
to promote improved environmental performance in the commonwealth. The goal
of the site launched last week is to provide citizens with information
about environmental projects and initiatives.
The site was developed by the Global Environment and Technology Foundation,
a nonprofit organization that designs online projects on quality of life,
environmental and social issues. GETF (www.getf.org) partnered with, and
received funding from, the Virginia Environmental Endowment (www.vee.org)
to launch the site.
Pennsylvania's environmental site (www.GrowingGreener.org) was developed
to usher people to the four state agencies involved in Gov. Tom Ridge's
five-year Growing Greener initiative.
Through the program and new Web site, citizens can see what environmental
initiatives the $135 million in this year's proposed budget funds will impact
through the Department of Environmental Protection, Department of Conservation
and Natural Resources, the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority
and the Agriculture Department.