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FEBRUARY 2017
 
 
 
 
 
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(deadline February 10)

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PRC to Honor Environmental Leaders with Zero Waste Awards

In February, PRC will present “Zero Waste” awards to environmental leaders in recognition of their commitment to adopting sustainable environmental practices and diverting waste through recycling, compost and reuse.

Purchase tickets today for PRC’s second annual Zero Waste Event and Business Awards Celebration. The festivities will take place on Thursday, February 23, from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Fireman Creative (located in a restored 19th century City of Pittsburgh firehouse).

The celebration will honor events, businesses and other institutions that have diverted 90+ percent of waste by recycling, composting and reusing materials. Speakers will include Jennifer Stockdale of IKEA and Grant Ervin of the City of Pittsburgh's Department of Innovation & Performance.
 
 
 
 
 
East & West Offices Offer Rain Barrel Workshops
 
 
 
Throughout a typical year, 10 inches of rain falling on a 1,360-square-foot roof can yield 8,160 gallons of rainwater! Learn how to collect this water and maintain your landscape, saving money and improving your garden.

PRC offers Watershed Awareness & Rain Barrel Workshops across the commonwealth — including a March 23 workshop in Morton presented in partnership with Eastern Delaware County Stormwater Collaborative.

Attend a PRC workshop to learn about stormwater runoff, water conservation and landscaping techniques and take home a 55-gallon rain barrel at the conclusion of the class.
 
 
 
 
PRC Initiative Increases Apartment Recycling Rate
 
 
 
Since launching a multi-unit recycling program in 2014, PRC has provided nearly 1,500 Pittsburgh area residents with education and resources to encourage recycling. The 15 buildings involved in the program have the combined potential to divert more than one million pounds of material to be recycled annually. 

The initiative, presented in partnership with Alcoa Foundation, has served a region where multi-family units account for nearly one-quarter of all housing units. PRC selected to work with a wide variety of multi-family dwellings ranging from a modern senior highrise to a former biscuit factory converted into loft apartments.
 
 
 
 
Registration Open for Spring Compost Classes
 
 
 
Spring is just around the corner, so plan now to make it your greenest spring ever.  One of the most effective methods of reducing your waste footprint is to compost at home.

Composting reduces the amount of material in the waste stream AND allows you to return organic matter back to the earth. Composting creates a free, rich, humus-like soil amendment for your garden beds that assists gardening practices in many ways.

Register for a PRC Backyard Composting Workshop and learn about the importance and benefits of composting, the process, setting up a compost pile, proper maintenance and ways to use finished compost.
 
 
 
 
 
National Environmental Film Festival Stops in Pittsburgh

Mark your calendar for the upcoming Wild & Scenic Film Festival, which will stop in Pittsburgh in March as part of its nationwide tour.

On Thursday, March 9, PRC and Allegheny CleanWays will host an evening of engaging and eye-opening 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 take place 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.

Click here to check out a film trailer!
 
 
 
 
BUY TICKETS TODAY & SAVE!

Purchase “early bird” tickets by February 10 and pay just $10/person.

Tickets purchased after then and at the door on March 9 will be $15/person.

Proceeds benefit PRC and Allegheny CleanWays.

Click here to purchase tickets online or call PRC at
412-488-7490 x105.
 
 
 
 
 
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March 18, 22

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

 
 
        
 
 
a “Green”
Valentine’s Day

1. Dine at Home
Prepare your own romantic dinner. This option is not only cost-effective but allows you to choose organic, local and package-free options.

2. Set the Mood
Light candles made of materials such as soybeans and beeswax with cotton wicks since paraffin wax and artificial scents emit dangerous polycyclic hydrocarbons and other carcinogens.

3. Give "Green" Gifts
Present a potted plant rather than cut flowers.  Or give an experience — such as concert tickets, a museum membership or passes to a zip-line course — that allows you to spend time together and produces zero waste.

 
 
 
 
 
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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