Working to protect the environment since 1939
 
 
 
 
OCTOBER 2016
 
 
 
 
Environmental Stewards Honored
at November Awards Celebration
​On Thursday, November 10, at the Villanova Hotel and Conference Center, PRC will present its 2016 Environmental Leadership Awards to four outstanding organizations at its annual Awards Celebration.

GRANGER ENERGY SERVICES (Berks & Lancaster Counties)
Leadership in Sustainable Energy for harvesting gas from landfills to produce renewable energy through both direct use and electric generation

THE HERSHEY COMPANY (Hershey, Dauphin County)
Leadership in Green Building for renovation and conversion of a historic factory into a state-of-the-art office complex

RADNOR TOWNSHIP (Radnor Township, Delaware County)
Leadership in Stormwater Management for developing an innovative municipal stormwater management program with community input

​STRAUB BREWERY, INC. (St. Marys, Elk County)
Leadership in Reusable Packaging for remaining the only U.S. brewery to use/offer refillable bottles

​The 2016 Awards Celebration will feature keynote speaker John Stefanko, Executive Deputy Secretary for Programs, PA DEPClick here to become an event sponsor or purchase tickets.

 
 
 
 
PRC Hosts Two Collection Events in October
Dispose of unwanted household chemicals such as automotive fluids, paints and pesticides on Saturday, October 8, at Bradys Run Recycling Center in Beaver County.  Participant cost is $3/gallon cash only.

The October 22 National Drug Take-Back Day enables patients, caregivers and pet owners to properly dispose of unwanted prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications at no cost.
 
 
 
 
PRC and Partners Recruiting Schools
​in Western PA
PRC and partners GASP and SPAQP are recruiting schools in a 10-county region of western Pennsylvania to take part in the EPA's Air Quality School Flag Program. Students check the air quality index each morning and raise a colored flag to alert students, faculty, staff and the surrounding community to the local air quality forecast for the day. The program allows everyone -- especially those in “sensitive” groups such as children and those with asthma -- to reduce their exposure to dangerous levels of pollution.
 
 
 
 
Still Time to Enter "Lens on Litter" Photo Contest
Amateur photographers can depict how litter impacts their lives and communities by entering the "Lens on Litter" photo contest. Fight litter by exposing it!  Winning photographers in both adult and youth categories receive $1,000 and see their photos appear on the PRC website and social media pages. Event organizers use submitted photos to identify sites for clean up through local action. The deadline to submit photos is Monday, October 31. 
 
 
 
 
 
Adopt-a-Block Initiative Harnesses Technology to Tackle Neighborhood Litter
 
 
 
One man's commitment to cleaning up the streets around his Walnut Hill home has resulted in a pilot program that is spreading to other neighborhoods.

The Not in Philly web app -- notinphilly.org -- provides an interactive map that allows users to select their own blocks for clean up.  Once a resident has agreed to take responsibility for litter removal, he/she receives bags and a quality trash grabber.

​PRC is working with founder Dave Brindley and the Not in Philly advisory board to expand this litter control approach that is easy, cost effective, scalable and sustainable.

Click here to learn more.
 
 
 

PRC IS EXCITED TO BE A CHAMPION OF THIS INNOVATIVE EFFORT TO FIGHT THE AGE-OLD PROBLEM OF LITTER THROUGH NEW TECHNOLOGY.
Mario Cimino
PRC Eastern Regional Director
 
 
 
 
 
EVENTS
 
 
 
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
 
 
 
GET INVOLVED
 
 
 

October 22

October 31
 
 
 
 
Backyard Composting
October 9 / October 22

October 13

Click here to find more workshops and register today!
 
 
 
 
Support PRC in a variety of ways:
• Donate

 
 
 
        
 
Using Less Plastic in the Home
​These simple tips can have a big impact on plastic pollution.

1. Avoid Purchasing Convenience Foods
Avoid over-packaged food such as frozen dinners, processed foods and even plastic-packaged produce.

2. Cut Down in the Kitchen
Easy answers include: ditch single-use plastic and paper products; use silverware and ceramic plates; store food in glass or metal containers; use dishcloths and cloth napkins.

3. Party On
Throw plastic-free parties by making or buying reusable party goods such as tablecloths and banners.

 
 
 
 
 
PENNSYLVANIA RESOURCES COUNCIL       prc.org       Robert Jondreau, Executive Director
Mario Cimino, Eastern Regional Director  |  Justin Stockdale, Western Regional Director
PRC East  |  3606 Providence Road  |  Newtown Square, PA 19073  |  610-353-1555  |  
infoeast@prc.org
PRC West  |  64 South 14th Street  |  Pittsburgh, PA 15203   |  412-488-7490  |  infowest@prc.org
 
 
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