Earth Day TeamMembers of the Environmental Issues Group (EIG) were pleased to participate in Earth Day 2019 hosted by Palm Beach Atlantic University on April 12.

Information on alternatives to single-use plastics and a message of “Refuse, Reuse, and Recycle” were provided to over 70 individuals (primarily college students) who stopped to see examples of alternative products that can be used in place of plastics and to receive their free beeswax wrap – an inexpensive and easy-to-make alternative to plastic wrap.

Information on alternatives to single-use plastics and a message of “Refuse, Reuse, and Recycle” were provided to over 70 individuals (primarily college students) who stopped to see examples of alternative products that can be used in place of plastics and to receive their free beeswax wrap – an inexpensive and easy-to-make alternative to plastic wrap.

Members staffing the event engaged with attendees who were delighted to listen and learn about the process for making their own beeswax wraps. Also, attendees were surprised but very pleased to learn that paper handouts and flyers were not available on the event table. This was a deliberate decision by the event team and designed to emphasize the message of reducing the use of paper when possible and, subsequently, the amount of waste that we generate. In lieu of taking flyers, participants were encouraged to take photos of the information and alternative products displays for future reference – which they happily did.

Earth DayOver 30 attendees entered a raffle for three recyclable items that were awarded and many of them asked for more information on our environmental initiatives as well as the League, wrapping up a great day at the Earth Day Fair.

As we work to remind others of our precious environment, all Leaguers are encouraged to bypass plastics (give up that plastic straw!), reduce waste, and to adopt eco-friendly products and practices as we make strive to make every day Earth Day!