PFI Wins Inaugural “President’s Pick” Award from GFWC Blog

The first club project designated as a “President’s Pick” for its individual merit, plus its adaptability for use by other clubs, has been announced! Congratulations to the Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove for building a community network of like-minded individuals and organizations for an effective campaign.
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Florida’s state marine mammal, the manatee, is falling prey to plastics

Affectionately known as “sea cows,” manatees are a treasured sight along Florida’s coastline. These slow-moving, gentle giants can weigh up to 1,200 pounds, subsisting solely on a vegetarian spread of seagrass and algae. But their diets too often include something that doesn’t belong – plastic. Oceana reviewed nearly 1,800 documented cases of plastic consumption and entanglement among marine animals in U.S. waters from 2009 to early 2020 and discovered that manatees, along with turtles, were disproportionately represented...
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What NOT to Put in the Bin

Ever wondered if that greasy paper plate could go in your recycling bin? Or would it really be a big deal if you threw in just one plastic bag? It may seem simple to determine what doesn’t go in a recycling bin based on an item’s labels or whether or not it shows a recycling symbol. Unfortunately, it’s not that straightforward.
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Legislative Highlights – Protecting Biscayne Bay

Legislative Highlights - Commissioner Russell: Biscayne Bay is in trouble, as evidenced by this summer's massive fish kill, algae blooms the previous year, and the die off of sea grasses over several years. The City of Miami is taking the issue seriously. Biscayne Bay is the lifeblood of our economy and quality of life. We cannot let hurting the bay be just a cost of doing business.
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Biscayne Bay Marine Health Summit – The Action Summit Interim Report

Two years ago, close to 50 local concerned Biscayne Bay lovers and activists, representing environmental NGOs, government entities, private businesses and educational institutions, joined forces and, together, implemented the Inaugural Biscayne Bay Marine Health Summit. The purpose of that Summit was to initiate discussions regarding the ongoing challenges the Bay was experiencing. A summary of the pollution and what solution steps are being taken Is forthcoming.
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