Since the launch of the Keep Miami Beautiful campaign, the City of Miami has seen an improvement in the community's environment. In an effort to engage the community, the Department of Solid Waste created the Keep Miami Beautiful Student Ambassador Program. The goal of this program is to involve students, their schools and their communities in an environmental cultural shift. Through this program, students will be able to participate in monthly projects and presentations that will be geared towards community pride, beautification, environmental awareness and sustainability. Since the launch, nearly 200 students in five schools throughout the City have signed-up to be an official Keep Miami Beautiful Ambassador. The ambassadors take part in monthly meetings, projects and presentations that are geared towards community pride, beautification, environmental awareness and sustainability. The program will expand to more schools in the upcoming school year.
Since the launch of the Keep Miami Beautiful campaign, we have completed over one hundred cleanups and have collected over one million, one hundred twenty-three thousand lbs. of litter from the public right of way. The beautification efforts taking place throughout the city will further improve our communities and green spaces. This past year, over two thousand, six hundred and sixty-seven man-hours were invested by workers from various departments throughout the City to come together and beautify the community.
Outreach efforts are essential in creating awareness of the positive impacts recycling has on our environment. In 2016, we participated in over seventy-five community and school events and reached out to over twenty-five thousand students and community members. Additionally, we delivered over 7,500 educational materials to residents and commercial establishments in targeted areas to create environmental awareness, promote recycling and prevent illegal dumping.
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