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HOLIDAY GIFT IDEA: PRC WORKSHOP GIFT CERTIFICATE

Posted by: Mary Beth Mueller on December 6, 2022

A gift certificate for a 2023 PRC workshop makes a perfect holiday gift – and you can shop from the convenience of home! The $70 Backyard Composting course fee includes online or in-person instruction plus an 82-gallon compost bin, while the $80 Watershed Awareness course fee includes online or in-person instruction plus a 55-gallon rain […]

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LEARN TO RECYCLE WITH PRC — SCHEDULE A SCHOOL RECYCLING PROGRAM

Posted by: Mary Beth Mueller on November 28, 2022

PRC’s interactive classroom outreach programs encourage youth to become environmental stewards.  A variety of interactive classroom presentations teach school students the value of conserving natural resources. At the “Recycling is Magic” assembly, student see glass bottles disappear, watch a paper dove become a live one, and learn the magic words “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” Public schools […]

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Free Webinar Nov 15 — Learn to “Recycle Right” on America Recycles Day

Posted by: Mary Beth Mueller on November 10, 2022

Join PRC in celebrating America Recycles Day — Tuesday, Nov. 15 — by taking part in a free 30-minute webinar providing practical tips for simplifying your life. “American Recycles Day serves as an excellent reminder that every day of the year we each have opportunities to impact and improve our world in countless ways including […]

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LEARN TO COMPOST IN NOVEMBER

Posted by: Mary Beth Mueller on October 31, 2022

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Nearly one-quarter of your waste stream is compostable — everything from fruits and vegetables to crushed eggshells and shredded paper. Fall leaves provide some of the best raw materials for composting. Join PRC — online or in person — in November to learn the benefits of backyard composting, including the overall […]

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ZERO WASTE PUMPKIN DISPOSAL

Posted by: Mary Beth Mueller on October 28, 2022

PRC shares advice on how to celebrate a ZERO WASTE HALLOWEEN by properly disposing of pumpkins! WHOLE UNDECORATED PUMPKINS — Roast and enjoy as a snack, make pumpkin puree or soup, and incorporate into muffins or other treats. CARVED PUMPKINS — Smash them up and add to your compost bin or leave in the woods […]

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CREEPY CRAWLY COMPOSTERS

Posted by: Mary Beth Mueller on October 27, 2022

LEARN HOW BUGS HELP THE COMPOSTING PROCESS Despite their creepy appearance, most bugs play a valuable role in the composting process. Bugs have an important role in the composting process, although not all bugs are helpful.  The beneficial bugs aid in breaking down materials, preventing rot, and increasing decay rate.   CLICK ON THE FLYER […]

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OCTOBER WORKSHOPS IN WESTERN PA

Posted by: Mary Beth Mueller on September 29, 2022

In October, PRC will conduct environmental education webinars to teach western PA residents principles of backyard composting and options for recycling a wide variety of materials.  Following online instruction, individuals will pick up their compost bins at PRC’s office in Pittsburgh. In Allegheny County, PRC will conduct an in-person Backyard Composting Workshop on October 6 […]

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