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Bottle Bills: An Analysis Across State Lines

Every state wants to be the best, but in actuality, we know that Florida really takes the cake (of course, I am biased). Beaches, springs, lakes, theme parks – we have it all. What we don’t have, though, are strong laws regarding how we dispose of our waste.  Ten states

Plastics Action Starts in Communities

“I’m an environmentalist, how hard can this be?” I thought to myself when I tried to reduce my plastic waste. I managed to fail this resolution by the end of the first day of Plastic Free July.  We use too much plastic. Packaging waste in the United States makes up

Mr. and Mrs. sign

Plastic-Free Wedding

I’m getting married! EEEK! We decided on forever, but now comes the planning. Our wedding will be a small, private event, but I still have a few considerations when planning – how to honor our grandparents, finding the perfect tree to say “I do” under, and how to minimize single-use

Panorama view of footbridge to the Smathers beach at sunrise

FCV Co-Hosts Beach Clean Up in Miami

EDIT: Beach Clean-Up Rescheduled to August 3, 2019 If you’ve been to the beach recently, you’ve probably seen trash in the sand. Whether it’s discarded cigarette butts, abandoned beach toys, or random items that floated in with the tide, plastics on the beach is now a common sight.  We are