PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) The Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) has announced the September 2020 schedule of conservation workshops, which will be conducted as online webinars.
With the new format, people throughout southwestern Pennsylvania will be able to attend an online instruction webinar and make arrangements to pick up composting bins or rain barrels from the PRC’s headquarters.
Individuals throughout the state will be able to take part in a free online Recycling and Waste Reduction webinar.
Pre-registration is required for all webinars, and most will have a fee for the instructions and the bins.
The schedule for the webinars and bin distributions are as follows:
BACKYARD COMPOSTING WEBINARS
Learn the benefits of backyard composting, including the overall process, methods for setting up a compost pile, proper maintenance and ways to use finished compost.
Course fee includes instruction plus a FreeGarden EARTH compost bin, which features an 82-gallon capacity ideal for both urban and suburban settings.
Cost: $70 includes webinar instruction and one composting bin.
Tuesday, September 8, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 23, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
WATERSHED AWARENESS/RAIN BARREL WEBINARS
Discover how to harvest rainwater from your roof, store it in a barrel and use it in the landscape. Learn about problems associated with storm water runoff and techniques to reduce your contribution to watershed pollution.
Course fee includes instruction plus a FreeGarden RAIN 55-gallon easy-to-install rain barrel.
Cost: $80 includes webinar instruction and one rain barrel.
Wednesday, September 2, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, September 15, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 30, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
FREE “RECYCLING & WASTE REDUCTION” WEBINAR OPEN TO RESIDENTS LIVING THROUGHOUT PENNSYLVANIA
PRC will offer a free “Recycling & Waste Reduction” webinar on Wednesday, September 16, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
The online workshop will answer common questions surrounding recycling issues such as curbside collection, hard-to-recycle materials and pharmaceutical disposal.
PRC workshop webinars are sponsored by Green Mountain Energy.
“PRC now offers numerous webinars as a more convenient, flexible way to educate Pennsylvania residents who desire to learn about how they can take part in PRC’s mission to prevent waste and conserve environmental resources,” according to PRC Education Specialist Nancy Martin.
To register for a PRC webinar, visit www.prc.org/programs/webinars or call 412-977-6146.