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10 Ways to Reduce Waste

By: Keep Florida Beautiful Team on June 01, 2016

The average person generates 4.3 pounds of waste per day. 55% of 220 million tons of waste generated in the U.S. ends up in more than 3,500 landfills each year. There are many ways to help reduce your daily waste that can help you save time and money later, all while making the Earth a better place. By incorporating these ten simple steps...Read more

Going Green at the Office

By: Mary Jean Yon, Executive Director, on May 23, 2016

So you recycle at home but what about work? With so much time spent in the office, there are plenty of opportunities to go green! Florida’s goal is to reach a 75% recycling rate by 2020, and with 18 counties already at a 50% or higher rate, we are well on our way! Getting more businesses involved with this goal is...Read more

Let’s Reuse It

By: Mary Jean Yon, Executive Director, on May 10, 2016

We hear the phrase “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” all of the time and often we tend to focus on the third “R” as we encourage people to recycle.  But what about that second “R” and the aspect of reusing materials? To get one or more uses out of something that may have been destined...Read more

Arbor Day - April 29, 2016

By: Mary Jean Yon, Executive Director, on April 26, 2016

Since its founding in 1872, Arbor Day has functioned as a day of observance to celebrate the pivotal role trees play in human life. The holiday was established in the 1800s after its founder, Julius Sterling Morton, discovered a lack of trees throughout his home state of Nebraska.  Ultimately, Morton’s care and passion for the environment fostered his...Read more

Florida Celebrates Earth Day

By: Mary Jean Yon, Executive Director, on April 19, 2016

Each year on April 22, Earth Day is celebrated all around the world.  In more than 192 countries, more than a billion people gather each year to celebrate, take action, and demonstrate support for environmental protection.  Earth Day is the largest celebrated secular holiday observed around the world, focusing on environmental change and growth.From our parks, to beaches, to...Read more

Clean Your Block Party

By: Mary Jean Yon, Executive Director, on March 01, 2016

Every spring Floridians participate in the national Great American Cleanup (GAC), sponsored by Keep America Beautiful (KAB) which launches service projects in communities everywhere. Florida KAB affiliates mobilize volunteers to remove litter and debris from roadways and waterways and often plant trees, flowers and gardens to improve a community’s appearance while also emphasizing the importance of behavior...Read more

Recycle Mania

By: Mary Jean Yon, Executive Director, on January 19, 2016

 Competition. There’s a certain magic to it. The thrill of the hunt. The desire to win. The inability to look away and not get caught up in it. It happens all the time in sports, in business, at the work place…even in the world of recycling.Coming soon to a college or university near...Read more

The Perfect Time to Recycle

By: Mary Jean Yon, Executive Director, on December 15, 2015

The holidays are here and are marked by a time of celebrating, decorating, giving and enjoying time with family and friends. It’s also a time to remember and practice the three R’s…Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tells us that “From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day,...Read more

Recycling in Florida – It Takes All of Us

By: Mary Jean Yon, Executive Director, on October 16, 2015

Florida has always been one of those states that values recycling and strives to be competitive compared to other states. Recycling is the process of collecting and processing materials that would otherwise be thrown away as trash and turning them into new products.Floridians have responded well when the opportunity to recycle is presented. The state’s 67 counties are...Read more

It Starts with Education: Learning how to ‘Keep FL Beautiful’

By: Mary Jean Yon, Executive Director, on September 24, 2015

We’ve all seen it. Somebody driving down the road casually chucks a can or a bag from their vehicle as they drive by. Litter is scattered around town, in our public parks, along our favorite running trails, and clogs up our streams or rivers. Why do people litter? And what does it take to make them stop? These...Read more

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