Friday, January 28, 2022

DEP and DOT Recognize Clean Air Month

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Florida Department of Transportation are partnering this month to promote practices to improve air quality in Florida. Florida’s residents, businesses and visitors are encouraged to adopt environmentally friendly practices to help protect Florida’s air quality throughout May—and all year long.

There are many steps Floridians can take to prevent air pollution and protect human health, as well as the environment. These steps include: Drive less; Drive smart; Use energy-efficient products; Use reel or electric lawn mowers; Compost rather than burning waste materials; Use green cleaners; Maintain heating and air conditioning units; Recycle; Plant native trees and shrubs; and Spread the word.

Thanks to the donations made that evening, as well as a generous matching gift, more than $80,000 was raised for the Scholarship Fund, and additional gifts continue to be received. For more information, contact Kelly Hammer, Director of Donor Relations, at or (239) 657-7158.

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