Plastic Free Cities Launch Celebration & Cleanup!
Join Ocean Conservancy, Debris Free Oceans and Big Blue & You in celebrating the groundbreaking launch of Plastic Free Cities!
Plastic Free Cities is an exciting new initiative that helps residents of local communities realize and reduce their larger environmental impact.
Through this program, primarily focused on inland neighborhoods in Miami-Dade County following the Miami River, high school students will be trained to provide guidance and support to help businesses to easily and simply reduce their plastic waste. These students will also help host future community cleanups in their neighborhood, so keep your eyes out for more! The program is both a learning opportunity for students to gain skills in business, marketing, and sustainability, and a chance for students and businesses to become more connected with each other, their communities, and the environment. Ultimately, Plastic Free Cities will enroll businesses into the local government business recognition program, Plastic Free 305, with support from local students. We are excited to kick this program off in the vibrant community of Hialeah!
10AM Breakfast & Community Service Check-In*
10:30AM Launch Celebration!
11:00AM Cleanup Start
12:30PM Trash Weigh in & Final Remarks
-Breakfast & Snacks
-Remarks from founding organizations, Hialeah Councilman Calvo, & participating schools/businesses
-Community Cleanup of local canal & lake, community service hours available*
We will be meeting at the Goodlet Park Auditorium at 10am for breakfast. Following breakfast & welcoming remarks, the cleanup will be led down W 8th Ave, across W 44th Pl along the lake, with protection from traffic provided by local law enforcement.
Trash removal & recycling will be provided by Greg the Garbage Man & EcoRenew Solutions!
*Students needing community service hours should check in at 10am and receive certificate at end of cleanup
Need community service hours? Want to learn more about the program & how you can be involved? Join us!
Hialeah, FL 33012
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