Monday, July 26, 2021

PA Resources Council Schedule Of Online Backyard Composting, Rain Barrel, Recycling Conservation Workshops In August

PA Resources Council has announced its schedule of online backyard composting, rain barrel and recycling conservation workshops for August.

“Since launching online learning in 2020, 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 Program Coordinator Nancy Martin.  

To register for a PRC webinar, visit PRC’s Webinars webpage or call 412-977-6146.

PRC conservation webinars are sponsored by Green Mountain Energy.

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.  

The workshops will be held--

-- August 4 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

-- August 17 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Course fee includes instruction plus a FreeGarden EARTH compost bin, which features an 82-gallon capacity ideal for both urban and suburban settings.  

Cost: $70 includes webinar instruction and one compost bin.  Pre-registration is required.

Individuals living in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and surrounding areas can pick up their compost bins at PRC’s eastern and western offices.

Watershed Awareness/Rain Barrels

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 workshops will be held--

-- August 10 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.  

-- August 26 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. 

Course fee includes instruction plus a FreeGarden RAIN 55-gallon easy-to-install rain barrel.

Cost:  $80 includes webinar instruction and one rain barrel.  Pre-registration is required.

Individuals In Southwestern PA can register for a time to pick up rain barrels after completing online instruction.

Recycling & Waste Reduction

PRC will offer a free “Recycling & Waste Reduction” webinar on August 18 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. 

Cost:  FREE  Pre-registration is required.

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.  PRC has worked to protect resources for future generations through environmental education, recycling, waste diversion programs, anti-litter campaigns and other initiatives. 

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[Posted: July 26, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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