Black Lives Matter

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“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”  – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. https://youtu.be/ecrsRB9jd8E Keep Pensacola Beautiful stands in solidarity with the Black community, people of color, and the Black Lives Matter movement against racism and injustice. We believe that diversity, inclusion, compassion, equity and equality are tenets of a better society for everyone. Donate to the NAACP

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

DIY Seed Bombs

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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 […]

Bag Swap Pledge

Ditching 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 […]

KPB’s Girl Scout Patch

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Keep Pensacola Beautiful’s Girl Scouts Patch  Keep Pensacola Beautiful has several opportunities for education, including a Girl Scout program that will allow each participant to leave with a brand-new patch! This article will outline what that event looked like. If your Girl Scout troop is interested in this education program, please contact Volunteer@keeppensacolabeautiful.org or call us at 850-438-1178!  The overall goal for the Girl Scout meeting that took place at Keep Pensacola Beautiful’s (KPB) office in December of 2019 was to focus on the “use resources wisely” component of the Girl Scout Law and to send them home with a KPB patch. Each activity (3 in […]

Recycling

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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. […]