Working to protect the environment since 1939
 
 
 
 
 SEPTEMBER 2017
 
 
 
 
 
“Future of Recycling” Roundtable 
Takes Place October 11

Following a successful spring event held in eastern Pennsylvania, PRC will host a second “Future of Recycling” round table this fall in the commonwealth’s western region.

Hear from experts on the state of recycling in PA and what’s next. Share your thoughts, ask questions and network with others concerned about the environmental and financial impacts of recycling programs.

The distinguished panel will feature John C. Dernbach, professor at Widener University Commonwealth Law School; David Hess, former Secretary of PA Department of Environmental Protection; Joy Smallwood, Allegheny County Recycling Coordinator; and Justin Stockdale, PRC Western Regional Director. Moderating the panel will be Howard Wein, PRC Director Emeritus and shareholder at Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC.

The round table discussion takes place at Construction Junction in Allegheny County on Wednesday, October 11, from 6 - 8 p.m.

Limited seats are available — REGISTER TODAY »
 
 
 
 
 
Shared CFO Karen Wood Joins PRC
 
 
 
PRC has partnered with four environmental nonprofits to establish a Shared Chief Financial Officer (CFO) position and welcomes Karen Wood, CPA, to the PRC team.

The “resource-sharing position” will enable PRC and the other nonprofits to improve organizational reporting and transparency, financial management and strategic financial planning.

Karen's expertise includes all aspects of nonprofit accounting and consulting.

 
 
 
 
Young Photographers Focus Lens on Litter
 
 
 
PRC’s annual “Lens on Litter” photo contest will honor three young amateur photographers who bring awareness to how trash impacts the environment.

Winners in the student category will receive prizes of $1,000, $500 and $250 — the same as winners in the adult category. So encourage photographers of all ages to seek out the worst examples of litter in their neighborhoods.

Don’t delay — the deadline to enter is October 31.

 
 
 
 
Student Education Programs Provide Hand-On Learning
 
 
 
​​​​​Throughout the school year, PRC’s classroom programs educate students regarding a wide variety of topics including litter reduction, recycling, watershed awareness and stream health.

Strong foundation support and numerous partnerships enable PRC to incorporate environmental lesson plans into fun, interactive experiences.

Request a visit to your school.

 
 
 
 
 
Join the Celebration by Supporting PRC's Annual Awards Dinner

Join the 2017 PRC Awards Celebration by becoming a sponsor! Your support will help to underwrite an event that raises funds for PRC's exceptional environmental protection and resource conservation programs.

The festivities — taking place on Thursday, November 9, at the Villanova University Center — will include wine and beer sampling, dinner, raffles and silent auction.

Cindy Adams Dunn, Secretary of PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, will serve as the dinner's keynote speaker.

The event raises funds for PRC's numerous environmental protection and resource conservation programs. Sponsorship enables your organization to reach many of PA's premier environmental leaders, so pledge your support today!

 
 
 
 
EVENTS
 
 
 
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
 
 
 
GET INVOLVED
 
 
 
South Park
Allegheny County
September 16
and
Bradys Run Park
Beaver County
October 14

Lawrence County Fairgrounds
September 30

Settlers Cabin Park
Allegheny County
October 7

Construction Junction
Allegheny County
October 11
 
 
 
 
September 19, 20, 27, 30

Rain Barrel
September 28, October 25

October 4, 11, 14, 21, 25

Click here to find more workshops and register today!


ATTEND A COLLECTION EVENT THIS FALL
PRC's 15th season of collecting household chemicals and hard-to-recycle items continues in the fall with events taking place in Allegheny and Beaver counties.
 
 
 
 
Support PRC in a variety of ways:
• Donate

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
Saturday, October 28
Hundreds of drop-off locations throughout Pennsylvania enable patients, caregivers and pet owners to properly dispose of unwanted prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications at no cost.

 
 
 
        
 
 
a “Green” Back to School Experience

It’s time for the three Rs of the academic world (reading, writing and ’rithmatic) to meet the three Rs of the environmental movement (reduce, reuse and recycle).

PACK ZERO WASTE LUNCHES
Pack lunches in reusable items to avoid single-use containers and packages.

DRESS FOR SUCCESS
Shop thrift or second-hand stores or arrange for a clothing swap with friends and family.

TAKE THE BUS
Each year, school buses transporting students replace 62 BILLION miles driven by cars, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by billions of pounds annually.


LEARN MORE ABOUT BACK TO SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
 
 
 
 
 
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