Wednesday, November 15, 2023

EPA Awards Clean Air Council Recycling Education Grant To Support Composting In Allegheny County

On November 15, in conjunction with
America Recycles Day, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced 25 selectees nationwide to receive over $33 million in Recycling Education and Outreach Grants, nearly $5 million of which is slated for the Mid-Atlantic region. 

In Pennsylvania, the Clean Air Council has been selected to receive $371,516. 

The goal of this proposal is to build and support composting systems at the backyard and neighborhood levels in Braddock, Clairton, and Swissvale, Pennsylvania. 

The Council will co-develop educational workshops, literature, and social media with community members, provide supplies and logistical support, and create a network that will develop and manage composting systems tailored to community needs.​

“These recycling education and outreach grants allow us to meet people where they are – they provide funding to create educational materials and find ways to make recycling easier,” said EPA’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Adam Ortiz. “There’s no one size fits all solution and these grants allow local leaders to custom tailor solutions.”

Click Here for the complete announcement.

Visit EPA’s Recycling Education and Outreach Grants webpage for more information.

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[Posted: November 15, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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