Upcoming Webinars and Workshops

GIVE THE GIFT OF A WEBINAR OR WORKSHOP THAT INCLUDES A COMPOST BIN OR A RAIN BARREL!

Give the gift of a BACKYARD COMPOSTING or WATERSHED AWARENESS/RAIN BARREL webinar or workshop.  The course fee includes online instruction plus an 82-gallon compost bin or a 55-gallon rain barrel.

For details, contact Nancy Martin at [email protected]

PRC is now offering numerous webinars as a more convenient, flexible way to educate Pennsylvania residents who desire to learn more about how they can take part in PRC’s mission: To lead and promote individual and collective action to prevent waste and conserve Pennsylvania’s environmental resources for each generation.

Click the tabs below for details, dates and registration information for the workshops and webinars currently available.

Recycling and Waste Reduction

Audience: Anyone in Pennsylvania!

PRC shares answers to common questions surrounding residential, curbside recycling such as:

Lids on? Lids off? Rinse? Wash? Labels on? Labels off? Which plastics are acceptable? What about a window? Broken plastic toys? Electronics? Tires? Plastic bags? Polystyrene? Appliances? Textiles? What materials are accepted curbside? What about hard-to-recycle items and household hazardous waste? Unwanted pharmaceuticals? Organic debris?

Learn recycling best practices and join us from ANYWHERE in Pennsylvania or other states. The webinar will also briefly cover general waste reduction, reuse and recycling topics as well as specifics about where to recycle common materials.

COST: FREE

Click on available dates to register:

Webinar – October 19, 2021 at 6:30 PM: register here

*All webinars run from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

*Please note: A confirmation email will be sent with additional webinar details shortly after completing the registration form. Be sure to check your junk/spam folders if you cannot locate this email in your main inbox. Contact [email protected] if you have any issues.


Thank you to Green Mountain Energy for sponsoring PRC’s conservation workshops.

Backyard Composting

Audience: Southwestern and Southeastern PA!

Are you unsure what to do with your kitchen, garden, and yard scraps? Would you like natural, home-made compost for your lawns and gardens in the spring? Expand your recycling efforts to include kitchen scraps and yard debris by signing up for a Backyard Composting webinar to turn your yard waste and food scraps into a valuable resource for your garden.

This workshop thoroughly covers the importance and benefits of composting, the process, setting up a compost pile, proper maintenance, and ways of using finished compost.

Attendees will receive a FreeGarden EARTH compost bin with attendance. This bin is an ideal bin for urban and suburban areas and has an 82-gallon capacity. For webinars, upon event registration and payment confirmation, participants will be provided with a link to claim an appointment to pick up a compost bin.

Webinars – Southeastern and Southwestern PA
*All webinars run from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Webinar – October 13, 2021: Register Here

Webinar – October 18, 2021: Register Here

For Webinars Check both webinar dates and compost bin pick-ups to confirm that you can attend one of each before completing registration and payment. Upon event registration and payment confirmation, you will receive instructions to schedule an appointment to pick up a bin.

Compost Bin Distribution

Compost bins are available for pick-up by appointment at:

  • PRC’s Western Office – 828 W. North Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15233
    • Mondays from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    • Thursdays from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • PRC’s Eastern Office – 1671 North Providence Road, Media, PA 19063 (Rose Tree Park, Leedom Building)
    • Weekdays and times flexible. 

You will be prompted to schedule a pick-up appointment upon payment. 

Questions? Contact:

 


Thank you to Green Mountain Energy for sponsoring PRC’s conservation workshops.

Watershed Awareness & Rain Barrel

Webinars and Workshops are available for Southeastern and Southwestern PA. Please view the webinars and workshops for your geographic area.

Southeastern PA 

Description: 
PRC and Eastern Delaware County Stormwater Collaborative are partnering to present a free Stormwater Management webinar. Attendees will learn about the problems associated with stormwater runoff, ways to conserve water in their homes, and watershed friendly landscaping techniques. The workshop will also cover the basics of how to install and maintain a rain barrel.

Rain barrels will be provided to the first 50 registrants.

In order to receive a rain barrel, you must attend the webinar and be able to pick-up the rain barrel the day after the webinar from 4 – 6 PM at Morton Borough Hall. To promote social distancing, pick-up time slots will be offered every 30 minutes. A link to sign-up for one of the time slots will provided with your registration confirmation.

Webinar and rain barrels are provided free of charge through grant funding from the PA DEP Growing Greener Grants Program.

UPCOMING DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

 

Southwestern PA 

Description: Rain barrels are a great way to conserve water. They supply non-chlorinated water for gardening, connecting to your downspout to collect and store rain water from your roof that would otherwise be lost to runoff and diverted to storm drains, streams and rivers.

Register for this webinar to learn about the problems associated with stormwater run-off and learn watershed-friendly landscaping techniques and ways to conserve water in your home.

Participants in Southwestern PA will receive a FreeGarden RAIN 55-gallon rain barrel.

COST: $80, includes webinar and one rain barrel

Click on available dates to register:

*All webinars run from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM unless noted.

Dates:

Webinar – August 26, 2021: Register Here

Webinar – September 9, 2021: Register Here

*Please note: Check both webinar dates and compost bin pick-ups to confirm that you can attend one of each before completing registration and payment. Upon event registration and payment confirmation, you will receive instructions to schedule an appointment to pick up a barrel.

Rain Barrel Distribution

Rain barrels must be picked up at PRC’s Western Office (828 W. North Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15233) unless otherwise noted. You will be prompted to schedule a pick  up appointment upon payment. Appointments are available:

Mondays from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Thursdays from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Questions? Contact:

PRC West – Nancy Martin at [email protected] or 412-977-6146


Thank you to Green Mountain Energy for sponsoring PRC’s conservation workshops.

Municipal Solid Waste Topics

Audience: This webinar series is targeted at public administrators looking to better understand the role of municipal recycling in the circular economy. Though information in the webinar series is focused to Southwestern Pennsylvania, these webinars will be helpful for any local government administrators or officials that desire to understand industry dynamics behind glass recycling and how various drop-off collection programs can keep glass recycling active in your community.

For questions about this webinar series, please contact [email protected].

Please check back for additional webinar topics and dates.

GLASS RECYCLING

Description: Local government administrators and officials are increasingly faced with gaps in recycling service delivery, with glass recycling being one of the most salient changes today. We will discuss: Why is my community’s contracted hauler removing glass from our residential curbside contract? Is there really “no market” for glass containers? How can we as public administrators continue to offer quality collection services and sustainable management of these valuable materials?

Public administrators participating in this webinar will also be introduced to PRC’s services that municipalities may engage to implement glass recycling collections within their communities. PRC will provide details and associated costs for each of these programs, providing local government administrators and elected officials with the information needed to offer glass recycling collection services to their communities in 2020.

*Please note: A confirmation email will be sent with additional webinar details shortly after completing the registration form. Be sure to check your junk/spam folders if you cannot locate this email in your main inbox. Contact [email protected] if you have any issues.

Rain Gardens

Southeastern PA

Date: Check Back Later for Additional Dates

Description: Join PRC and our partners for an upcoming rain garden webinar. This Rain Garden Workshop webinar will teach you how to build and maintain a Rain Garden yourself and how to help build rain gardens in your community. Gain hands on experience by helping build our late spring rain gardens or apprenticing by assessing potential locations and designing rain gardens.