DEP LAUNCHES ‘RECYCLING SELFIE’ CHALLENGE

DEP_LOGOThe Florida Department of Environmental Protection wants to see how you recycle. Submit a selfie to our Facebook page between Nov. 5 and Nov. 25 and “like” the page to be entered to win four state park entrance passes. In your selfie, show us how you recycle – the more creative the better. Different ways to recycle include: Refilling plastic water bottles; Reusing materials to create home decorations/school projects; Buying recycled material; and Reusing boxes from purchases.

Florida DEP Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FLDEP

Florida School Chemical Cleanout Campaign (SC3)

The SC3 goals of the program are to remove excess, unused, deteriorated, or out of date chemicals from schools; to identify potentially dangerous chemicals that should not be present or used at all; ensure that all chemicals are managed properly; encourage the removal of all mercury and mercury compounds from schools; and in general offer assistance to schools to improve their chemical management procedures.

The following video will help you plan and perform an inventory of your school’s chemicals. http://www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/categories/hazardous/pages/SC3_video.htm

More information can be found on: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/categories/hazardous/pages/schoolchemicals.htm

2013-14 FGSA Finalists and Ceremony – FL-DEP Press Release

Press release DEPYesterday, on a Press Release the Florida Department of Environmental Protection announced the 6th Annual Florida Green School Awards ceremony and banquet will be held Oct. 8, in Polk County, to celebrate16 finalists for their contributions in conserving energy and water, reducing waste, reducing operational costs, promoting environmental education and students and staff wellness.

To access the Press Release, please click HERE.

13-14 Florida Green School Awards – Districts Closing Date Sep. 15th!

There is still time to submit an application for the 13-14 Florida Green School Awards. Friday, September 15th is the last day for School Districts to submit applications for this statewide recognition program. Two options are available this year:

To find Word and PDF versions of these applications, click HERE. We look forward to receiving your submissions!