Loading prices...

Register/Sign in
ScrapMonster
Waste & Recycling April 09, 2024 12:32:53 AM

EPA, Congresswoman Summer Lee Kick Off Earth Month with Pittsburgh, PA ‘EcoStewards’

Waste Advantage
ScrapMonster Author
Following the discussion and planting, the school’s Green Team presented their zero waste presentation to Ortiz and Lee, highlighting why every small action makes a difference.

EPA, Congresswoman Summer Lee Kick Off Earth Month with Pittsburgh, PA ‘EcoStewards’

SEATTLE (Waste Advantage): EPA Regional Administrator Adam Ortiz and Congresswoman Summer Lee (PA-12) visited the Environmental Charter School (ECS) Intermediate School to kick off Earth Month with staff and students. As part of the school visit, Ortiz and Lee met with ‘EcoStewards’- 4th and 5th grade environmental leaders – to discuss litter, invasive species, and watershed protection. The group also potted native species that will soon be planted in Frick Park.

Following the discussion and planting, the school’s Green Team presented their zero waste presentation to Ortiz and Lee, highlighting why every small action makes a difference. “The environmental literacy of these young students is truly remarkable,” reflected EPA Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Adam Ortiz. “To have such a deep understanding of complicated issues such as stormwater at such a young age is a testament to the value environmental education programs have, not only on the students, but the surrounding communities as well.”

“It was an immense privilege to join EPA Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator for presentations from ‘EcoSteward’ 4th and 5th graders at one of our schools” said Rep. Summer Lee (PA-12). “The depth of knowledge and passion of our youngest Pennsylvanians to protect our environment and ensure clean air and water for all continue to inspire me–and have renewed my efforts to continue fighting for environmental justice, climate action, and the education of our children on these critical issues.”

“We are grateful that EPA Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Adam Ortiz and Congresswoman Lee kicked off our Earth Month celebrations with us,” said Environmental Charter School Superintendent Dr. Amanda Cribbs, EdD. “ECS focuses on real-world education, and this was the perfect opportunity for students to see how what they learn today can translate to an environmentally friendly and sustainable career in the future.”

Courtesy: www.wasteadvantage.com

How to Recycle

Simple Ways to Dispose of Tires

Simple Ways to Dispose of Tires

Are you in search of some simple and eco-friendly methods to help you responsibly dispose of tires, then read our blog post to learn more.
Recycling and Disposal of Light Bulbs – More to Know

Recycling and Disposal of Light Bulbs – More to Know

Proper disposal of all types of light bulbs, protects the environment and recovers valuable materials.
How to Get Rid of Shredded Paper - Recycling Options

How to Get Rid of Shredded Paper - Recycling Options

Thinking how to get rid of shredded paper? Well, there are many recycling options. Read More.
powered by RecyclingMonster
×

Quick Search

Advanced Search