Allegheny CleanWays has a number of initiatives aimed at litter and dumpsite prevention through education. We help to educate the public about mission-related issues in several ways, including the following:
Watershed education and service-learning
These programs – provided at schools and events hosted by other groups – address the consequences of a degraded watershed, how each citizen unwittingly contributes to the problem, and how each person can be part of the solution.
The Wild and Scenic Film Festival
An annual event co-sponsored with PA Resources Council with the goal of encouraging citizen action to address environmental issues, as well as raise awareness about and funds for both organizations.
Tabling events, speaking engagements and media appearances
These opportunities provide a way to educate a larger audience about the magnitude of the pollution problem caused by litter and illegal dumping, who ACW is and how they address the problem, and how individuals and/or local governments can address the problem.
Allegheny CleanWays values opportunities to share our information with the public at community fairs and other outreach events. Volunteers are needed to staff outreach events, share program information with the public, enroll volunteers, and educate visitors. These are frequently weekend commitments involving 2-4 hours.