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Earth Day 2011 at Florida's Capitol

For the 10th year, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Environmental Education hosted Earth Day at the Capitol in Tallahassee. It was great for A Bag’s Life, which celebrated its one-year “birthday” at the event.

Area students who attended learned about our environment and some easy ways to protect it.

At the Easy As One station, students learned how to pack a waste-free lunch and other easy actions kids can take to protect air and water quality, conserve water and reduce waste.

More than 200 students pledged to adopt one more habit to help protect the environment. Among the pledges: watch less TV; take shorter showers; tell parents about leaky faucets; plant a garden; plant a tree; pack a waste-free lunch; reuse or recycle plastic bags.

Learn more ways that help protect the environment – on Earth Day and every day thru Easy as One.