On April 22, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will bestow its most prestigious honor – the Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence – upon the Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) in recognition of the non-profit’s successful tailgate recycling programs that engaged/educated 500,000+ tailgaters in Pittsburgh & Philadelphia.

Funding from the Alcoa Foundation and collaboration with a multitude of partners enabled PRC to launch a successful campaign that is responsible for recycling more than 142,000 pounds of aluminum, glass, plastic and cardboard containers (average 4,000+ pounds per event).  Since 2010, PRC has collaborated with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles, Pitt Panthers, Pittsburgh Pirates and the 2011 and 2012 NHL Winter Classics.

This information was provided by the Pennsylvania Resources Council

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