OCTOBER CONSERVATION WORKSHOP WEBINAR SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED
WEBINAR FORMAT EXPANDS TO INCLUDE COMPOSTING CLASS & BIN PICK UP FOR RESIDENTS IN SOUTHEASTERN PA
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?
Learn the answer to these – and many other – questions by attending a PRC online conservation webinar in October.
PRC’s new webinar format enables individuals living throughout the Commonwealth to take part in a free online Recycling & Waste Reduction webinar on Oct. 14.
Residents of the greater Philadelphia and greater Pittsburgh areas can take part in a virtual Backyard Composting webinar on Oct. 6 or Oct. 21. And individuals living in the greater Pittsburgh area can register for a Watershed Awareness/Rain Barrel webinar on Oct. 13 or Oct. 28.
“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.”
Participants in the Backyard Composting and Watershed Awareness/Rain Barrel webinars will receive compost bins and rain barrels following the webinars. Those living in the greater Philadelphia area will pick up compost bins at Rose Tree Park in Media, Pa., 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.
To register for a PRC webinar, visit www.prc.org/webinars or call 412-977-6146.
BACKYARD COMPOSTING WEBINARS
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.
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.
Tuesday, October 6, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 21, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
BIN DISTRIBUTION IN SOUTHEASTERN AND SOUTHWESTERN PA BY APPOINTMENT
Individuals will register for a time to pick up compost bins after completing online instruction.
WATERSHED AWARENESS/RAIN BARREL WEBINARS
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. 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.
Tuesday, October 13, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 28, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
BIN DISTRIBUTION IN SOUTHWESTERN PA BY APPOINTMENT
Individuals will register for a time to pick up rain barrels after completing online instruction.
FREE “RECYCLING & WASTE REDUCTION” WEBINAR OPEN TO RESIDENTS LIVING THROUGHOUT PENNSYLVANIA
PRC will offer a free “Recycling & Waste Reduction” webinar on Wednesday, 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.
Cost: FREE Pre-registration is required.
Thank you to Green Mountain Energy for sponsoring PRC’s conservation workshops.