Red, White, Blue & Green

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The 4th of July is an exciting nationwide holiday in the midst of summer pool parties and road trips. Friends, families and communities come together to jubilate with fireworks and barbeques that fill the sky with sounds of celebration. But, ironically, all of this festivity doesn’t come free. We may have declared independence from Great Britain but we’re far from independent from planet Earth. While we no longer depend on a king’s jurisdiction for sustenance, we’re at the mercy of our environment. It’s hard to say how much waste is produced on Independence Day but […]

DIY Seed Bombs

Seed Bombs with KPB

Posted Posted in Blog Post, Education

Materials needed: 4 cups loose neutral-colored paper (preferably recycled) Water Natural Dye Material (see options below) Potting soil or compost Wildflower seeds native to your location (see options for Northwest Florida below) Powdered cinnamon or turmeric Directions for assembly: Add your natural dye to the water. Do one container of water for each color you want. Rip up your paper and put it in a bowl. Let it soak in the water for at least 30 minutes. Put your mixture in your blender and blend on high for about 20 seconds. Pour the blended mixture […]

Rules for a beach cleanup

How to do a Beach Cleanup!

Posted Posted in Beach Clean Up

How to have a fun and safe beach cleanup! Anyone can schedule a cleanup event with Keep Pensacola Beautiful (KPB) at any time. If there are less than 12 participants, it is not necessary for a staff member to accompany your group, unless requested. You may call us at 850-438-1178 or email us at volunteer@keeppensacolabeautiful.org to express your interest. Please provide the date, time, requested location, and the estimated number of volunteers that will be in attendance. Our cleanup equipment is lent out on a first-scheduled, first-served basis so it is highly recommended to coordinate with us at least one month in advance. The most popular spot […]

Bag Swap Pledge

What to do about Plastic bags?

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Plastic bags. They are inconvenient to live without, but they cause more problems for our world than you might have considered. First up, they are a major contributor to climate change as their production and break down release harmful greenhouse gases. They commonly cause wildlife injuries as they can easily float from habitat to habitat, where they can be mistake for food or shelter. One of the most alarming byproducts, is how easily they can end up in our waterways as microplastics, breaking down smaller and smaller until they are invisible to the human eye. At the rate of current production, plastic in our oceans will outweigh […]