Let Us Lead You towards Health
(for you and your environment!)
Did you know that improper disposal of waste isn't just bad for environmental health; it can be detrimental to your health, as well? Things like:
- • Throwing things away instead of recycling
- • Dumping chemicals down the drain
- • Wasting resources that could be preserved and prolonged for future generations
By learning the facts, living a more environmentally responsible lifestyle is no longer a nuisance. With understanding, taking the time to disposal of waste correctly becomes part of everyday routine instead of an unnecessary chore.
REDUCE! REUSE! RECYCLE!
Westmoreland Cleanways conducts a number of environmental education presentations to increase awareness of environmental stewardship. Audiences include but are not limited to:
- • Adult Groups (Garden Clubs, Fraternal Organizations, etc.)
- • Youth Groups (Scouts, 4-H, etc.)
- • School Groups (Including Classrooms from Preschool through High School)
Westmoreland Cleanways – Available Programs
Backyard Composting, an Introduction
This simple method of disposing of kitchen and yard waste can reduce the solid waste stream by as much as 28%. Learn the basics of composting and what it takes to have a successful composting bin.
Interactive displays developed by Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful can be used as a stand-alone display or can be the focus of a presentation.
- • Litter Board: This board helps create litter awareness by matching a common litter item with its correct decomposition time.
- • Recycle Board: This board helps create recycling awareness by matching a common recyclable item with its correct "new" product.
What happens to your garbage after it is picked up by the garbage truck? What are the environmental impacts of landfills, and what structures are in place to limit that impact?
Open Your Eyes to Litter
Developed by Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, introduces students to the concept that litter is all around us once we start to notice it.
Recycling a ton of paper can save 17 trees, 7,000 gallons of water, and a huge amount of landfill space. Find out how paper is recycling into new office paper, and what other products can be made from recycled paper. Students will also have a chance to make paper.
On average an American produces 4.5 pounds of garbage per day. This presentation will focus on why we need to reduce and reuse. It focuses on different ways to reduce the amount "trash" a person produces, while also supplying ideas on creative ways to reuse "trash." The highlight of this program is making a craft "reusing" items that would normally be thrown away. (The actual craft will depend on the age of the group and the time of year.)
What is currently being recycled? What happens to the material after it's taken away? Why should I worry about recycling? How can I recycle? Answer these and many more questions as we learn why recycling is one of the best ways to conserve our dwindling natural resources.
Westmoreland Cleanways-Who are We?
The history and mission of Westmoreland Cleanways-how we got started and how we accomplish our mission of helping clean up Westmoreland County–by empowering residents to take charge and get the job done.
Discuss the practice of composting kitchen scraps indoors using red worms. The presentation will explain the care, feeding and maintenance of a worm bin and how to use the finished vermicompost. Interested groups or classrooms can adopt a worm bin for a month (the bin comes with a video and teacher's guide) or help can be provided to build your own worm bin.
Made to Order
Let us work with you to develop a presentation around a topic that interests you (e.g., helping a Girl Scout or Boy Scout troop earn a specific badge).
Westmoreland Cleanways’ educational programs are constantly being updated to ensure timeliness and relevance to the environmental challenges we face. To learn more about our educational programs or to schedule a presentation, call 724-836-4129 or email Natalie.