Environmental Sustainability
Environmental Sustainability
Welcome to Lackawanna County’s Environmental Office! This department is dedicated to educating residents, municipalities, businesses, schools and institutions of Lackawanna County on environmental issues. This department offers a variety of services- at no cost-including presentations and workshops on recycling, recycling program set up, environmental shopping, green cleaning, waste audits, water pollution and water conservation.



What is Sustainability?
Sustainability is a Goal for the Future World Community of Earth.
A sustainable society understands that the Earth has a limited amount of natural resources.   As responsible residents of a sustainable environment we seek to develop lifestyles and perhaps change habits. Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. To pursue sustainability is to create and maintain the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony to support present and future generations.

  • Protect the air we breathe by limiting our carbon emissions.  Easy examples to try to adopt:  don’t idle your car; unplug electronic chargers; don’t burn trash.
  • Keep our water clean by not dumping anything that does not belong in streams; avoid littering, and be mindful of what goes down the drain.
  • Reduce the use of water in kitchens, bathrooms and yards.
  • Save our natural resources by reducing what we purchase and throwaway.
  • Reuse items whenever possible and reject specialty items that are single use.


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Administrative Contacts

Markieann Muncie,  Education and Outreach Specialist
Phone: 570-963-2017 ext. 2
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