Plymouth Empowers Residents to Make a Difference Through Free Environmental Academy
It has been three years since the launch of the Plymouth Environmental Academy, a free initiative designed to educate residents about their environmental impact and inspire positive change.
“The Environmental Academy is basically to help residents understand their environmental footprint and what they can do to help improve it if they want to,” explains Ben Scharebroich, Water Resources Supervisor, Plymouth.
The four new topics for this year’s academy include air quality, household hazardous waste, and two sessions on renewable energy.
“We’ve had 65 residents attend the academy so far and it’s been well received by almost everybody that’s attended. It’s very popular, and we encourage residents to sign up for it,” says Scharebroich.
Residents Encouraged to Attend Every Year
The topics for this year’s academy were chosen based on feedback from previous attendees.
“We’re perfectly fine with people attending year over year. We have lots of different topics, and this year we have four new topics that people who have attended in the past might still be interested in,” states Scharebroich.
For those who missed the previous sessions or wish to refresh their knowledge, recordings of the 2021 and 2022 academy sessions are available on the program’s website.
The Plymouth Environmental Academy will take place evenings in August through November, with courses held at both city hall and the community center.
The academy is free and open to everyone, however registration is required.
Those interested in the 2023 academy are encouraged to register by Tuesday, August 15.
Registration for the 2023 academy can be completed online.