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DEP to Host Easy as One Collection Event in Tallahassee

~Residents encouraged to donate and recycle at Governor’s Square Mall~

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Easy As One initiative along with A Bag’s Life will host a collection event in Tallahassee at the Governor’s Square Mall on Saturday, March 12, 2011. The event will encourage the public to engage in simple green actions that can have a positive impact on the environment.

DEP will collect paper to be shredded and recycled until noon. Retail plastic bags to be recycled and used cell phones and chargers (working and non-working) to be donated and properly recycled or reused will be accepted until 2:00 pm. Those who participate in the cell phone and retail plastic bag recycling will have the choice of receiving a one day pass to any Florida State Park or a reusable shopping bag. Limit one per person.

Easy As One - Ordinary actions. Extraordinary results. is an environmental awareness campaign by DEP that highlights easy actions each one of us can take to make sustainable practices part of our daily lives at home, at school, at work and at play. As the lead agency in state government for environmental management and stewardship, DEP encourages citizens to adopt green habits that protect Florida’s air and water quality, conserve water and reduce waste. A sustainable Florida depends on the collective efforts of citizens, groups, businesses, industry and government. The collection will take place:

March 12, 2011
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Governor’s Square Mall
1500 Apalachee Parkway
Tallahassee, Florida

For more information about Easy as One visit www.dep.state.fl.us/EasyAsOne or follow on Twitter, www.twitter.com/EasyAsOne. A Bag’s Life information can be found at www.ABagsLife.com.



Last updated: March 10, 2011

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