The second Healthy Homes workshop was held on January 9, 2010 at The Enterprise Center in West Philadelphia. Jackie Bivins, Public Relations Specialist for the Philadelphia Water Department educated parents on water issues specific to Philadelphia, like the importance of storm water drainage and proper disposal of household items.
Alix Howard, Program Manager for the Partnership CDC introduced the benefits of White and Green Roofs and presented the new Green Professional Training and Green Roofing Program to parents, available this spring. Instructors from Spiral Q Puppet Theater led the children’s workshop where they created collages on the importance of water in their lives. Families received Free Brita Water Filters, dog waste trash bags and home water analysis services.
The third installment in this workshop series will feature Integrated Pest Management on February 6, 2010.