There’s a reason that if you are caught littering by authorities, you may receive a ticket. Litter can be very harmful to the world around us. I’ll provide only a few examples. If the waste has some sort of food left on it, it may attract wildlife. Not only can the chemicals commonly found in human diets negatively affect that animal, but if they are drawn to areas of high traffic, it is far more likely that they will be hit by a vehicle. Beyond that, much of what we see littered […]
Why Recycling Is Important Good For Our Economy American companies rely on recycling programs to provide the raw materials they need to make new products. The Office of Federal Environmental Executive estimates more than $100 billion in revenue comes from recycling. Creates Jobs Recycling in the US is a $236 billion a year industry. More than 56,000 recycling and reuse enterprises employ 1.1 million workers nationwide. Reduces Waste The average American discards almost four and a half pounds of garbage every day. Most of this garbage goes into to landfills where it’s compacted and buried. […]
America Recycles Day (ARD), a program of Keep America Beautiful, is a nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. Every year on or around November 15 (ARD) event organizers, educate neighbors, friends, and colleagues host thousands of events across the country. Each year Keep Pensacola Beautiful works with different companies and groups to help the people of Escambia county recycle different hard to recycle items. Check out some of our past partners below. If you are interested in working with us on the next Americas Recycles Day please contact us! […]
Composting is a fun, interactive and exciting way to reduce your carbon footprint. Find out why and how to build your own below! What is composting? Well, it’s like recycling for food. Through this process any food scraps made from organic materials, such as fruits and vegetables, are broken down by microorganisms into soil called humus. This soil is nutrient-rich, perfect for growing produce. Benefits: Composting is a cyclical process that promotes a less wasteful lifestyle. There are many advantages to composting: Once your food straps are in a landfill, they breakdown VERY slowly. This snail-speed […]
Previous Next In 2011, Keep Pensacola Beautiful received a temporary grant from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Foundation that funded the Offer Your Shells To Enhance Restoration (OYSTER) initiative. This program worked to rehabilitate populations in the Escambia Bay area in partnership with local restaurants. Continue reading to learn more about this program and to be shucked (pun-intended) by the economic and ecological importance of these tasty bivalves. Small Organism, Big Impact Oysters are a keystone species of coastal estuaries in southeast. The density and wellness of an oyster reef is inextricably linked to the […]
In 2019, Keep Pensacola Beautiful celebrated its 40th anniversary. In honor of this milestone, we planted 40 trees. These trees where adopted by members of our community and planted around the county. Trees provide an abundance resources and are an asset to the community!