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.
This campaign has included banning sale of plastic straws citywide, banning use of polystyrene on City properties and facilities, and promoting reduction of other single-use plastics.
As we celebrated Earth Month in April, Fort Lauderdale 4th and 5th grade students were invited to participate in a contest where they were asked to create a poster that creatively conveys their love for our planet and highlights the importance of reducing plastic and polystyrene usage. Each Fort Lauderdale elementary school was provided a lesson plan, PowerPoint presentation, and instructions for the contest.
At the June 1 City Commission meeting, Commissioner Ben Sorensen presented certificates to all students who participated in the contest. Their posters are on display at the City Hall Art Gallery this month.
? Congratulations to all the Fort Lauderdale students that participated:
- 1st Place Bernadette Longo, 4th Grade at Bayview Elementary
- 2nd Place Phoebe Dixon, 5th Grade at Harbordale Elementary
- 3rd Place Vy Dao, 5th Grade at Bennett Elementary
- Mysha Afroz, 5th Grade at Bennett Elementary School
- Elianny Figuero, 4th Grade at Bennett Elementary School
- Jermiah Flowers, 4th Grade at Bennett Elementary School
- Dania Granados, 5th Grade at Bennett Elementary School
- Christie Jules, 5th Grade at Bennett Elementary School
- Ka’Maiyah Kelly, 4th Grade at North Side Elementary School
- Harold Rodriguez, 4th Grade at Bennett Elementary School
- Kaylah Louisgenor, 4th Grade at North Side Elementary School
? Join these students and take the Less Plastic pledge at www.fortlauderdale.gov/lessplastic
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