Earth Day at the Capitol

April 22, 2010 at 2:51 pm Leave a comment

What a great day to kick off our campaign! The weather was great and the atmosphere was even better. Thanks to Governor Crist, Lamar Advertising, Hilex Poly, Florida Retail Federation, American Chemistry Council, Florida Recycling Partnership and Recycle Florida Today for making the event and press conference a great success. The event really showed the ways government, business and individuals are working together to protect the environment.

More than 500 students, many of which brought 22 plastic bags for recycling, were here today, in addition to hundreds of others celebrating Earth Day and the launch of Easy As One. We collected more than 7,500 bags to be properly recycled.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

It is estimated that the U.S. goes through 100 billion plastic shopping bags annually – an estimated 12 million barrels of oil is required to make all those bags. By collecting these bags to be properly recycled and helping to distribute reusable bags we showed people that one easy, ordinary action can make a difference. Thank you to our participants that helped out by providing reusable bags and to Florida State Parks for providing one day passes to students that recycled plastic bags.

The launch of Easy As One and Earth Day at the Capitol was a great success. We hope to see you at the next Easy As One collection event at the Downtown Marketplace in Tallahassee.

Entry filed under: Earth Day, Events.

It’s as Easy As One Taking Work Home

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed

EAO Collection Events

2012 EAO Collection Events:

No Easy As One Collection Events scheduled at this time

Visit Events Page for more information on events throughout Florida.

Learn More


It's easy to make changes that protect the environment, make the first step and follow our blog!

Join 25 other followers

Comment Policy

We appreciate and value your comments. All comments will be reviewed before posting. Please read the full comment policy before posting.