Around the State of Florida on Earth Day 2010
A glance at the big Florida newspapers reveals what information is being imparted to Floridians on this 40th celebration of Earth Day.
Easy As One: The Tallahassee Democrat mentions this new public awareness campaign, led by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The campaign encourages Florida residents to adopt more sustainable habits, and provides a list of easy actions to take. These include actions in reducing waste, protecting air quality, conserving water (a big one in Florida!), and protecting water quality. I have to give the DEP Secretary credit for using a photo of himself in a shorty (a short wetsuit.)
Girls Gone Green Earth Day Fair 2010: Although this Earth Day Fair was held a day early in Jacksonville, it never-the-less spotlights an interesting group. Girls Gone Green (no doubt a take on “Girls Gone Wild”) is a non-profit organization formed in 2006 to heighten people’s awareness about everything green.
Don’t throw out that toilet! Even the kitchen sink can be recycled: This Orlando Sentinel article promotes the recycling of just about everything, including the kitchen sink. It even provides information on what you can do with those paper-towel tubes, fabric scraps, and old ice cube trays.
Fourth-graders use 2, 150 water bottles to build greenhouse for Earth Day: Innovative fourth-grade students in Tarpon Springs build a greenhouse out of plastic as their class project.
On Earth Day, Salute the plants that make medicines possible: Unique articles like this may be why the St. Petersburg Times is constantly voted the best newspaper in Florida.
Earth Day Calendar: The Miami Herald provides a short list of activities for the day, including free admission and Eco-Quiz at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Or you can just have a cocktail at one of the participating locations, and in return a tree will be planted in India.
What an interesting state I live in. Happy Earth Day!