CRANE logoThe Community Resilience Action Network of Erie (CRANE) is an alliance of several organizations in the Erie region that have a commitment to developing a climate-conscious community through education, coordination, and implementation of projects that address climate change and build a resilient community. 

Partners: Northwest Pennsylvania Green Economy Taskforce, Environment Erie, Erie County, and PA Sea Grant. 

Annual Summits:

Annual educational events and a larger group summit focus on timely topics in order to equip stakeholders and the public with the resources to best meet the needs of the community:

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2016-2017 Erie County Agriculture & Our Climate: The New Normal 

2015 The Future of Erie's Tourism in a Changing World 

2014 Hazard Resiliency Summit

2013 Climate Adaptation Week

2010 Erie County Climate Adaptation Workshop 


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Climate Action Plan 

In 2014, the regional Destination Erie planning effort (now Emerge 2040) listed development of a climate action plan as the number one priority and need for the environmental portion of Erie's strategic plan. The CRW was identified as the entity to take the lead on developing the action plan, and is currently working with the community to develop the plan. To provide your input or get more information, contact Sara Stahlman

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Main Office: Tom Ridge Environmental Center 301 Peninsula Dr., Suite 3 Erie, PA 16505 814-217-9011