It Starts with Education: Learning how to ‘Keep FL Beautiful’
So how do we change the behavior of those that don’t know or understand the harmful effects of haphazardly and improperly discarding trash? Education is one place to start, but leading by example is often more a powerful method of change.
Participation in programs such as the Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup yield impressive statistics for our state.
- 1,441 cleanup events in 2015
- More than 55,000 volunteers participated throughout the state
- Collected over 850 tons of debris, which is equivalent to more than 21 semi-trucks, in 2015
But it doesn’t stop there! Florida affiliates are gearing up as we speak for the International Coastal Cleanup Day on September 19th and continue other efforts to reach out and educate the public in hopes that one day litter becomes a thing of the past.
It is our hope that you will join forces with us and help in our litter prevention and beautification efforts either through volunteering or setting an example for youth and peers.
We all have the power to set a positive example and make a difference. Remember that bench and the discarded Styrofoam container I mentioned? Well the best part of that story is that my running buddies were the ones to spot and quickly put the container in the trash can, all the while looking at me with big smiles on their faces! Keeping Florida Beautiful!