To raise awareness about the impact of plastic on the environment, the City of Fort Lauderdale created the More Flavor, Less Plastic campaign, a community-wide initiative to eliminate plastic straws and reduce polystyrene and other single-use plastics, such as utensils and beverage and take-out containers.
Today marks the official start of hurricane season, and weather forecasters are expecting another above-normal year of activity in the Atlantic region. They estimate between 13 and 20 named storms with six to 10 becoming hurricanes.
To protect the environment, limit stormwater runoff, reduce the potential for algal blooms, and improve the quality of waterways, the application and use of fertilizer is prohibited during the rainy season from June 1 to September 30. One of the main causes of algal blooms is excess nutrients in our waterways. During the rainy season, fertilizer containing these nutrients will run off into our waterways due to the frequency and severity of rainfall.
With a sales-tax-free holiday May 28-June 6, 2021 on storm supplies in the Sunshine State, Floridians will be stocking up. Portable generators and fuel containers are among the items qualified for tax-free purchases, and here are a few tips from the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute to help consumers.