Tallahassee community members took part in the global celebration of Earth Day’s 40th anniversary at the Capitol in true “green” fashion on Thursday, April 22. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection hosted the day of events that included a variety of recycling initiatives.
One in particular, a statewide plastic bag recycling awareness campaign called A Bag’s Life, is a collaborative effort between the Florida Retail Federation, American Chemistry Council and Florida Recycling Partnership.
Do you remember the first Earth Day? If you're a baby boomer you may recall the spirit of discovery and awareness that swept the country 40 years ago. Then it was mainly an environmental "teach-in," but today it is a celebration where Pensacolians will act in solidarity with people everywhere. From planting trees to bicycling to work, we will honor the wonders of our world.
A statewide plastic bag recycling awareness campaign called A Bag’s Life, which includes an interactive and educational website (www.abagslife.com) and mobile application with 1,600 recycling drop-off sites by zip code, was launched during Earth Day at the Capitol April 22, with the help of Governor Charlie Crist, the Department of Environmental Protection and the Florida Retail Federation.
Governor Charlie Crist today joined Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Michael W. Sole and nearly 500 students at the Capitol to celebrate the 40th annual Earth Day.
The Governor announced the theme for this year’s celebration as “Easy As One – Ordinary Actions, Extraordinary Results,” an environmental awareness campaign to motivate Floridians to exercise daily environmental responsibility.
The state of Florida, in partnership with four other groups, has launched a plastic bag recycling awareness campaign that includes a website where state residents can locate the nearest 1,600 retail drop-off sites in the state.
Governor Crist announces the theme for this year’s Earth Day celebration as “Easy As One – Ordinary Actions, Extraordinary Results,” an environmental awareness campaign to motivate Floridians to exercise daily environmental responsibility.
Everyone, it seems, is looking for ways to reuse what’s on hand.
Enter the simple plastic bag. Recycling your plastic bags is one way to give them a second chance. You can drop them off at a store that takes them back and viola! your plastic bags are repurposed into benches, patio decking, crates and flower pots.