A project to increase physical activity and contribute to healthier, litter-free environments
In April 2014, the Florida Department of Transportation launched a new roadside litter prevention education media campaign built around the theme “Drive It Home… Keep Our Paradise Litter-Free℠”.
According to State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health, Dr. John Armstrong, “this [litter prevention] effort not only emphasizes the importance of clean spaces for safe driving, it highlights the opportunity we all have to reduce roadside trash by making healthier choices.”
To show the department’s support for initiatives like Drive it Home℠, each county office and the state office are asked to create volunteer teams to participate in an adopt-a-roadway, or other recurring outdoor cleanup initiative.
Litter leaves a trail of negative footprints…
The Florida Department of Health recognizes the importance of keeping our state litter free. Several local health departments already participate in organized clean-up events. In response to the Department of Transportation’s new educational campaign, the Department of Health is forming many more clean-up teams around the state. Our goal is to encourage physical activity and walking, while emphasizing how small choices affect our health and environment.
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