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DEP Live! #EarthDay2020

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Countdown to DEP’s biggest virtual event! On April 22nd join us for an all-day live stream event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Tune in from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and join 17 presenters for 13 sessions live!

DEP Live! #EarthDay2020 Program


Live Event Link

Join us April 22nd at 9:00 am on Facebook:



9:00 AM – Welcome
Adam Ortiz, Director DEP

9:30 AM – Bienvenidos!
Ana Arriaza, Watershed Outreach Planner


Do’s and Don’ts of Recycling

10:30 AM – Do’s and Don’ts of Recycling Mixed Paper in Montgomery County
Barbara Fonseca, Business Recycling Program Specialist

11:00 AM – Do’s & Don’ts of Recycling Plastics in Montgomery County
Sharon D’Emidio, Business Recycling Specialist

11:30 AM – Do’s and Don’ts of Recycling Metal in Montgomery County
Sarah Mueller, Business Recycling Program Manager


Water Protection

12:30 PM – Life in Our Streams
Ken Mack, Senior Water Quality Specialist

5:30 PM – Easy Ways We Can All Protect Our Water
Ana Arriaza, Watershed Outreach Planner


Home Energy

2:00 PM – To Plug or Not to Plug
Larissa Johnson, Residential Energy Program Manager


Your Backyard

2:30 PM – Shade and Trees
Laura Miller and Mike Vacek, Tree and Forest Programs

3:00 PM – Getting Started with Native Plants
Darlene Robbins, RainScapes Planner

3:30 AM – Backyard Composting 101
Alan Pultyniewicz, Recycling Coordinator

4:30 PM – Top Tips for Organic Lawn Care
Mary Travaglini, Organic Lawn Care Program Manager


Reusable Bags

5:00 PM – How to Clean Reusable Bags
Leslie Wilcox, Watershed Outreach Planner


Live Event Link

Join us April 22nd at 9:00 am on Facebook: