How to Keep Your Community Clean
To many of us, Avalon Park Orlando is our home and we want to see our community beautiful and clean each day. Protecting and enhancing the quality of our community is important and we need to look at ways to keep Avalon Park beautiful.
From picking up trash you see to recycling, there’s many little things that can benefit the ecosystem. Even though Avalon Park is a small part of Earth, there’s still a difference being made to keep this planet healthy. Here are some ways to help around the community.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
We’ve heard this one many times before, but it’s a key part in helping keep our community and planet clean. Start avoiding plastics like straws and cutlery when out at a restaurant or in your everyday life. Metal straws can be found at almost any store and they’re a perfect substitute for plastic straws. Also found at stores are reusable water bottles. Going through a 24 pack of plastic water bottles is not the best thing for the environment. By using a reusable water bottle, you can save an average of 156 plastic water bottles being used annually.
Supporting local businesses and knowing where your food is coming from has been on the rise in the last couple of years. This practice of shopping locally also has its benefits to the environment that people may not know about. Buying locally allows you to reduce your food miles. This means how far food items you buy have traveled to get to that store. Buying local food leaves a significantly less carbon footprint, cutting down on fuel consumption and air pollution.
Plant a tree
Planting trees around your community can help fight climate change. Trees remove carbon dioxide from the air and release oxygen into the atmosphere, purifying the air around us. A mature tree can absorb 48 pounds of oxygen from the atmosphere and change it to oxygen instead in one year. Just by planting and growing one tree, that’s the type of impact you can make.
Community Clean Up
Organizing a community clean up is a larger scale way of helping your community and the environment around you. Here in Avalon Park, we’re dedicated to keeping our community beautiful with our Community Clean Up and Shred Fest event. From 10am to 12pm on September 30, join us at the Flag Pole lot to safely dispose of unwanted items. A $5 donation is suggested for the event to help upkeep the environment around us.
To get involved, email Info@AvalonParkFoundation.com for more information!