DIY Paper-Making

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Learn how to upcycle your shredded paper into unique, sustainable stationary! Watch as our Events Coordinator, Lauren, talks you through the process step-by-step. This activity is great for kids, teens or adults! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCwHley378A

All About Native Plants

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European Americans have been obsessed with the aesthetic of manicured, verdant lawns since they first appeared in royal gardens. But are they worth all of the hype? Read further to discover why lawns are out and living gardens are in… Lawns Are So Last Century For centuries, front lawns have been a socio-economic symbol of success. Traditionally in Western cultures, a well-kept lawn signifies status. From the White House to thousands of suburbs across the U.S., many Americans still subscribe to this ideology. In fact, 80% of Americans have grass lawns. Despite being in vogue, our […]

Reef-Safe Sunscreen

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Find out why you should choose reef-safe sunscreen and how it impacts not only our environment, but our bodies It’s hot. We’re melting. Coral reefs are dying. Go Coral Neutral to save the planet… and yourself.The Importance of ReefsCoral reefs cover 1% of the ocean floor and serve as a hotspot for biodiversity thus providing a wealth of benefits to both fish and human populations. These marine ecosystems foster opportunities for new medicine, support tourism and deter storm damage. No one benefits more from reef stability than us. Just as reefs contribute $36 billion in […]

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 […]