New DEP Webinar Series to Offer Online Learning for Families
First Session at 7 p.m. on June 27
HARRISBURG, Pa., June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – The Department of Environmental Protection announced today that it will launch a series of free quarterly webinars, called DEP@Home, on Wednesday, June 27, at 7 p.m. The series will run in the evenings, in order to teach families how to make their homes safer and more energy-efficient.
“Environmental protection starts at home,” DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. “Providing these webinars is an important step in educating Pennsylvanians about how to make that principle a reality.”
The first webinar, “Summertime Advisories,” will last no longer than an hour and will include a question-and-answer session with DEP experts. Participants will learn about black fly spraying, West Nile virus, Ozone Action Days and fish consumption advisories.
Future topics will focus on proper care and maintenance of a private water well; energy conservation; and radon testing and mitigation.
For more information and to participate in the webinar, please visit www.dep.state.pa.us and click the “DEP@Home” button on the homepage.
Media contact: Amanda Witman, 717-787-1323
Editor’s note: Future webinar topics are listed below. Dates and times will be announced later.
August 2012 – Water Well-ness: Learn about construction and care for private water wells and septic systems.
October 2012 – Watts Up?: Learn some simple energy conservation tips to prepare for the change of the seasons.
January 2013 – The Reality of Radon: Learn about testing for and mitigating radon.
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection