Working to protect the environment since 1939
 
 
 
 
MARCH 2017
 
 
 
 
 
NATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL STOPS IN PITTSBURGH

Festival kicked off in January in California and will visit 150+ cities from Alaska to Maine throughout the year.


 
 
 
 
PRC Hosts “Wild & Scenic Film Festival” 

This week PRC and Allegheny CleanWays will host an evening of award-winning films that address pressing global issues such as climate change, species extinction and environmental justice.

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival – currently the largest environmental film festival in the nation – will make a stop in Pittsburgh on Thursday, March 9, at the Eddy Theater on Chatham University’s Shadyside campus.  Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the program will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The film fest, which serves as a fundraiser for the two nonprofit organizations, will offer an opportunity for festivalgoers to connect with local initiatives to make a positive impact on the environment right here in western Pennsylvania.  Tickets are $15 with all proceeds benefitting PRC and Allegheny CleanWays.

 
 
 
 
 
2017 Collection Schedule Set for Western PA
 
 
 
Mark your calendar to dispose of a wide variety of unwanted materials such as e-waste and other "hard-to-recycle" items, household chemicals and pharmaceuticals at upcoming PRC events.

The first collection in western Pennsylvania will be "ReuseFest" on Saturday, April 22, in Allegheny County. Celebrate Earth Day at this ONE-DAY COLLECTION EVENT FOR MATERIALS DESTINED FOR REUSE by nonprofit organizations.

 
 
 
 
Volunteer for Spring Rain Garden Project
 
 
 
Numerous rain gardens built throughout Delaware County have brought together neighbors to support Green Stormwater Infrastructures.  These vital gardens – both big and small – reduce runoff and help filter thousands of gallons of rainwater annually through the natural filtration process.

The next phase of garden building begins this spring and PRC needs volunteers.  For program updates, upcoming installation dates and volunteer opportunities, contact Jayne Young at young@prc.org.

 
 
 
 
Opportunities to Join the PRC Team
 
 
 
Join PRC's Pittsburgh team on a full-time, seasonal or contract basis.

We’re looking for enthusiastic team players who are interested in making real change!

Current openings:
Zero Waste Specialist
(full-time seasonal position April-October)

Environmental Analyst
(full-time permanent position)

 ZWPA Event Assistants
(part-time seasonal positions)

 
 
 
 
 
PRC Honors Environmental Leaders
with “Zero Waste” Awards
PRC's Zero Waste Pennsylvania program recently honored 10 organizations for their commitment to sustainable practices.  Each received a commemorative plaque made of repurposed materials.

CONGRATULATIONS!
 
 
 
Allegheny County
Hay Day and Family Green Fest
GREEN EVENT INITIATIVE AWARD

Dave Anderson
Echo Valley Farm
DEDICATED PARTNER AWARD

Ann Jones Gerace Center
ZERO WASTE BUSINESS AWARD
BRONZE LEVEL

Mackey Lofts
OUTSTANDING MULTI-UNIT DWELLING RECYCLING AWARD

412 Food Rescue
ZERO WASTE INITIATIVE AWARD
 
 
 
 
EVENT AWARDS
(90%+ waste diversion)


ALCOSAN
14th annual ALCOSAN Open House


Beers of the Burgh
Winter Warmer


Citiparks
39th running of The Great Race

Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc.
EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler


Township of Upper St. Clair
8th annual Bounty at Boyce
Mayview Park Fall Fest

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EVENTS
 
 
 
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
 
 
 
GET INVOLVED
 
 
 
March 9

April 22

North Park, Allegheny County
May 6

Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, Allegheny County
May 13

 
 
 
 
March 11, 25
April 8, 11, 12, 18, 20, 22, 27

March 18, 22

March 18

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

 
 
        
 
Storing Chemicals
in the Home

1. Keep in Safe Place
Store all chemicals out of each from children and pets. NEVER store chemicals near food.

2. Label Products
Do not remove product labels.  Label all homemade cleaning formulas.

3. Avoid Mixing
Do not mix any substances together unless a label specifically states that it is safe to combine them.

LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW TO DISPOSE OF HOUSEHOLD CHEMICALS.
 
 
 
 
 
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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