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Workshops About Composting and More From Pennsylvania Resource Council

Would You Like to Learn How to Compost, Conserve Water or Reduce Your Exposure to Toxic Chemicals?

Learn from the experts! Join the Pennsylvania Resources Council at one of our hands-on Environmental Education Workshops and see how easy it can be to live a greener lifestyle and enjoy a healthier home, garden and family. Get everything you need to set-up your own backyard compost bin, compost your kitchen scraps with worms, build and install a rain barrel or create your own green cleaning products.

Date

Workshop

Location

August 28 Worm Composting Workshop6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.$50 person/ $55 couple Pittsburgh Green House308 N. Sheridan AvenuePittsburghPA 15206
September 15 Rain Barrel Workshop10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.$50 person/ $55 couple Cooper Siegel Library403 Fox Chapel RoadPittsburghPA15238
September 29 Backyard Composting Workshop10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.$50 person/ $55 couple Boyd Community Center1220 Powers Run RoadPittsburghPA15238
October 6 Backyard Composting Workshop10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.$50 person/ $55 couple Frick Environmental Center2005 Beechwood Blvd.PittsburghPA15217
October 6 Rain Barrel Workshop10 a.m. – 12 noon$50 person/ $55 couple Mattress Factory500 Sampsonia WayPittsburghPA15212
October 10 Healthy Body, Healthy Home, Healthy Planet7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.$20 person/ $25 couple Phipps Garden Center1059 Shady AvenuePittsburghPA15232
October 11 Backyard Composting6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.$50 person/ $55 couple Cooper Siegel Library403 foxChapel RoadPittsburghPA15238
October 23 Backyard Composting 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.$50 person/ $55 couple Phipps Garden Center1059 Shady AvenuePittsburghPA15232
November 3 Healthy Body, Healthy Home, Healthy Planet10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.$20 person/ $25 couple Boyd Community Center1220 Powers Run RoadPittsburghPA15238

For more information and easy online registration, click on the name of the workshop, or call 412-488-7490 ext. 246. These workshops are presented by the Pennsylvania Resources Council, the Commonwealth’s oldest grassroots environmental non-profit organization (www.prc.org).

Your Invited to a ReuseFest at South Side Works

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Let’s Clear the Air Poster Challenge Winners!

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Amizade Expands to India Trinidad and Tobago!

Amizade is proud to announce that, for the first time in 8 years, we are expanding to two new countries: India and Trinidad and Tobago! In Trinidad, Amizade will be partnering with the small fishing community of Matelot, working to tackle a range of environmental issues including preservation of the coastline, maintaining local hiking trailsContinue Reading

PRC is Making Recycling Easy for Pittsburgh Area Residents

Area Drop-offs Make it Easy to Recycle Year-Round Three years ago after numerous calls from eco-minded citizens concerned about the environmental impact of tossing their spent alkaline batteries in the trash, Dave Mazza, regional director of the Pennsylvania Resources Council(PRC) found a way to enable area residents to recycle alkaline batteries and a few otherContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Sisters of St. Joseph Host Eco-Education Series

In an effort to continue caring for the environment and foster a better understanding of God and nature, the Sisters of St. Joseph are hosting an Eco-Education Series of programs through the fall and winter. The programs, which are open to the public, include cooking, canning, square dances, environmental discussions and other family-friendly events beginningContinue ReadingContinue Reading