America Recycles Day is annually held on November 15. It is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. Communities across Florida have participated in America Recycles Day to promote environmental citizenship and pledge to be better environmental stewards.
Keep America Beautiful hosts Recycle-Bowl, a nationwide recycling competition for elementary-, middle- and high-school students. Recycle-Bowl provides students with a fun, interactive way to learn about waste reduction and environmental responsibility through in-school recycling.
Florida Colleges and Universities
Game Day Challenge is a friendly competition for colleges and universities to promote waste reduction at their football games. During the challenge, colleges and universities implement waste reduction programs during home football games. Schools track and report waste reductions and disposal data that is used to rank the schools. This program is made possible through a partnership of Keep America Beautiful, College and University Recycling Coalition, RecycleMania and EPA's WasteWise Program. For more information, visit gamedaychallenge.org.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.