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PA Resources Council Schedules Online Conservation Workshops In October

The PA Resources Council will host a series of online conservation workshops in October on a variety of practical topics, including backyard composting, rain barrels and watersheds and recycling and waste reduction.

How can you transform unwanted kitchen scraps into valuable organic matter to feed your garden?  Where can you store stormwater runoff before using it to water your lawn?  What items should you place in the curbside recycling container?  And how can you properly dispose of electronic equipment?

Answers to these – and many other – questions are available in the online workshops.

“Since launching online learning in the spring, PRC has received a tremendous amount of feedback concerning how the webinar format is an extremely convenient way to learn from the comfort of home,” according to PRC Education Specialist Nancy Martin.  “And the online format enables individuals throughout the Commonwealth to take part since webinars require no travel to a specific classroom location.”

Backyard Composting

Learn the benefits of backyard composting, including the overall process, methods for setting up a compost pile, proper maintenance and ways to use finished compost at webinars to be  held--

-- October 6 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

-- October 21 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The $70 course fee includes instruction plus a FreeGarden EARTH compost bin [for residents in Southwest and Southeast PA], which features an 82-gallon capacity ideal for both urban and suburban settings. 

Those living in the greater Philadelphia area will pick up compost bins at Rose Tree Park in Media, Delaware County, while those living in the greater Pittsburgh area will pick up their compost bins and/or rain barrels at PRC’s headquarters located on the North Side in Pittsburgh.

Individuals will register for a time to pick up compost bins after completing online instruction.

Rain Barrels/Watershed Awareness

Discover how to harvest rainwater from your roof, store it in a barrel and use it in the landscape.  Learn about problems associated with stormwater runoff and techniques to reduce your contribution to watershed pollution.

The webinars will be held--

-- October 13 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

-- October 28 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The $80 course fee includes instruction plus a FreeGarden RAIN 55-gallon easy-to-install rain barrel [for those in Southwest PA].

Participants living in the greater Pittsburgh area will pick up their rain barrels at PRC’s headquarters located on the North Side in Pittsburgh.

Individuals will register for a time to pick up compost bins after completing online instruction.

Recycling/Waste Reduction

PRC will offer a free “Recycling & Waste Reduction” webinar on October 14, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. 

The online workshop will answer common questions surrounding recycling issues such as curbside collection, hard-to-recycle materials and pharmaceutical disposal.

Learn recycling best practices by joining the webinar from ANYWHERE in Pennsylvania.

PRC conservation workshop webinars are sponsored by Green Mountain Energy.

Pre-registration is required for all workshops.  Click Here to register or call 412-977-6146.

For more information on programs, initiatives and special events, visit the PA Resources Council website.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates, follow PRC on Twitter or Like them on FacebookClick Here for PRC’s Events Calendar.  Click Here to support their work.

PRC is Pennsylvania’s oldest grassroots environmental organization founded in 1939.

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[Posted: Sept. 24, 2020]


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