As an industry leader in environmental stewardship, FPL encourages its customers and their children to do their part to protect the environment. The third installment of FPL’s “Earth Day Is Every Day” campaign is aimed at showing kids how to help their families do just that.
“FPL believes in the importance of educating the next generation about energy efficiency and environmental stewardship, which is why we partner with schools and institutions throughout Florida to reinforce that message,” said Aletha Player, area manager for FPL. “If you can find ways to make it fun and interesting, kids can be not only beneficiaries of environmental protection efforts, but drivers as well.”
In addition to helping families treat every day like Earth Day, FPL is hosting environmental awareness events around the state. Recently, FPL employees volunteered statewide for the company’s annual Power to Care Day; and on April 22 (Earth Day and Take Your Child to Work Day), FPL’s Captain Conservation will give a special performance about energy efficiency to City of Miami employees and their children. FPL encourages families and children to get involved in environmental protection!
• Make conservation a day at the beach! Join hundreds of FPL employees volunteering throughout the company’s service territory in community events, including beach clean-ups.
•Pack lunches in reusable containers to reduce waste, and reward kids when they bring their container home from school.
• Incorporate energy-saving chores into kids’ everyday routines – simple responsibilities can make a big difference.
• Many electronics draw power even when they’re off. Install power strips on electronic equipment, and show your kids how to safely use them.
• Observe Earth Day early by taking a night off from the television to enjoy the outdoors.
• Today is Earth Day and Take Your Child to Work Day – celebrate both by encouraging kids to reuse paper from office recycling bins.
• Are you on Facebook? Here’s a page that both you and your kids can be a fan of: www.facebook.com/FPLenergytips
• Take children of all ages on an environmentally friendly, educational day trip. You can find events in your area at www.floridastateparks.org/thingstodo