Working to protect the environment since 1939
 
 
 
 
APRIL 2016
 
 
 
 
PRC Receives 2016 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence 
On April 19, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will bestow its most prestigious honor upon PRC in recognition of the organization's successful stormwater management program.

PRC partnered with the Eastern Delaware Stormwater Collaborative (EDSCS) to educate the residents of the Darby and Cobbs creek watersheds on rain gardens and best practices for stormwater management. The installation of 13 rain gardens has resulted in a direct reduction of stormwater flows, reducing the threat and impact of flooding.
 
Click here to learn more.
 
 
 
 
Film Series Launches in Pittsburgh on May 6
The new “Films for a Better Planet” film series launches on Friday, May 6, with Racing to Zero. Join fellow film buffs and local experts for the screening and panel discussion from 7 - 9 p.m. at Wigle Whiskey Barrel House on Pittsburgh's North Side.  Enjoy delicious drinks from Wigle and food from one of Pittsburgh's famous food trucks.
 
 
 
 
Workshops Educate and Entertain
PRC  works with residents from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh to convert their homes into resources conservation machines! Spring into the season by attending one or more PRC workshops to learn about rain barrel use, backyard composting and much more.
 
 
 
 
Cast Your Vote for Contest Winner 
PRC's sixth annual "Let's Clear the Air" poster challenge includes a new opportunity in 2016:  cast your vote for the People's Choice award!​ The chosen poster — along with six pieces of artwork selected  by a panel of judges — will be on display at various locations in May.
 
 
 
 
 
Hard-to-Recycle Collections to Accept E-Waste, Tires and More
Mark your calendar for six upcoming Hard-to-Recycle collections in southwestern Pennsylvania throughout spring, summer, and fall 2016.

The first event will take place:
Saturday, April 16
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Pittsburgh Technical Institute
111 McKee Rd., Oakdale

PRC will accept computers, cell phones, CFL bulbs, microwave ovens and expanded polystyrene at no cost. Individuals will pay a  fee to drop off tires, audio-visual  equipment, Freon appliances, batteries and a variety of items.

​Please note:  PRC IS NOT ABLE TO COLLECT TELEVISIONS AT UPCOMING EVENTS. Current government regulations now prevent PRC from collecting and recycling televisions.  PRC is working hard to find a solution.  Click here to learn more and check our website regularly for updates.
 
 
 
 
For a complete list of hard-to-recycle items accepted and associated fees, click here.

For a complete schedule of all upcoming PRC collection events, click here.
 
 
 
 
 
EVENTS

April 3
April 16

April 30

May 7

 
 
 
 
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

Backyard Composting
April​ 5, 7, 16

Watersheds & Rain Barrels
April 9, 12, 14, 18, 20, 23, 26, 30

Click here to find more workshops and register today!
 
 
 
 
GET INVOLVED
​Support PRC in a variety of ways:

• Donate
 
 
 
Earth Day weekend
Throughout the world, more than a billion individuals take part in Earth Day activities each April.  Make plans now to participate in the world's largest environmental event!

1. Make Your Spring Cleaning "Green"
​Recycle unwanted household chemicals, electronics, medications and more at one of PRC's upcoming collection events.

2. Take Part in a Neighborhood Cleanup
Grab a garbage bag and gloves and head outdoors to remove litter and debris from your surroundings.

3. Make Your Home a "Resource Conservation Machine"
​Reduce the amount of trash you generate by installing a rain barrel or composting system.  Learn how at a PRC workshop.

 
 
 
 
 
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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