All About Native Plants

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

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 Reefs Coral 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 […]

Black Lives Matter

“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. 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

DIY Seed Bombs

DIY Seed Bombs

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

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 […]

DIY Compost Bin

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 […]