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Take Earth Action!

Show your dedication to Earth by taking action and trying any one of these easy, fun activities. Share your Earth Action on social media to encourage friends, family and the community to support our planet, too! Click below to find out more.    #OxbowEarthDay  

Participate in a Virtual Sit -In

Be a Water Champion!

Enhance Your Yard for Wildlife

Buy Local

 

 

 

Eco-Challenges

Challenge yourself, your family and friends to make these impacting actions for lasting change!

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Aim for Zero Waste

Ever heard of zero waste? The simple answer: We aim to send nothing to a landfill. Reduce what is purchased, reuse as much as we can, send little to be recycled, and compost what we cannot. A true zero-waste lifestyle is impossible for most of us, but it is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little - do what you can!

 

 

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Be a Water Champion 

Learn the many ways you can keep our waterways healthy by visiting Oxbow Eco-Center's Water Champions Initiative web page. Share with your family and friends! No matter how near or far you live from a waterway, there's simple things we can all do to be sure we all continue to enjoy and keep them healthy.

 

 

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Practice Smart Shopping

Next time you’re shopping, try this: Look for products that have minimal packaging or are available in concentrated form. Buy only what you need - by consuming less you dispose of less! Consider buying in bulk for necessary purchases, it saves money and reduces packaging. Buy products that are made from recycled materials; this encourages manufacturers to produce more recycled products!

 

 

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Create Eco-Art

Have you been organizing and decluttering while Safer at Home? Maybe you’ve found some materials that would be perfect for ART! That’s right! Instead of putting your unwanted items on a fast-track to the landfill, consider creating a one-of-a-kind art piece. Share your creations below with the tags #KeepArtAlive #OxbowEarthDay @artstlucie Your entry will automatically be a part of St. Lucie Cultural Alliance’s initiative to Keep Art Alive!

 

 


Inspirational Resources

 

Beyond Plastics    Plastic is cheap and incredibly versatile with properties that make it ideal for many applications. However, these qualities have also resulted in it becoming an environmental issue. Americans have developed a “disposable” lifestyle and estimates are that more than 75% of plastic is used just once and thrown away! Beyond Plastics is a nationwide project to build a vibrant and effective anti-plastics movement. Their mission is to end plastic pollution by being a catalyst for change at every level of our society. 

 

 

Sustainable Fashion Matterz     Is style worth it? Hate to break it to you, but there is no such thing as being 100% sustainable with fashion. This site clearly explains the pros and cons of second hand, slow & fair fashion, vegan, organic cotton, clothing swaps, minimalism, local production and recycled materials. 

 


 

#OxbowEarthDay

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