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Celebrate Earth Day 2017

Saturday April, 22 is Earth Day. Celebrations are happening throughout the state from Panama City, St. Augustine, Orlando, Miami, Key West and more. It’s a day to raise awareness about the earth’s environment and the importance of keeping it clean.

“No matter what your thoughts on climate change, being a good steward of our planet is responsible,” says Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, Florida’s largest independent homeowner’s insurance agency.


Below are some easy and meaningful ways to celebrate Earth Day.

  • Ditch the plastic water bottle for a reusable one and fill it up before you leave the house Earthday.org reports, “300 million tons of plastic are produced each year to make bags, bottles, packages and other commodities for people all over the world. Unfortunately, only about ten percent of this plastic is properly recycled and reused. The rest ends up as waste in landfills or as littler in our natural environment.”
  • Bring your own reusable bags to the store. Some stores offer a discount for using your own bag.
  • Plant a garden. If your space is limited or this sounds intimidating, trying planting in a container.
  • Donate unused clothing and household items
  • Buy a houseplant to help clean the air
  • Build a birdhouse
  • Try a solar phone charger
  • Sign-up for paperless billing
  • Take off your shoes at the door, this prevents chemicals from being tracked all over your home from your shoes.
  • Ride your bike or walk if possible
  • Put a pool cover on your pool when you are not using it. This keeps the water cleaner and will prevent water from evaporating saving on refills.

“Going green does not have to be expensive or difficult,” says Buck with Great Florida Insurance, Florida’s leading independent homeowners insurance agency.

Every family can find ways to implement eco-friendly habits that fit in with their family’s lifestyle. This Saturday, take a hike, plan a picnic or go to the park and enjoy the outdoors.

GreatFlorida Insurance provides homeowners insurance from a variety of providers to suit your budget and your needs. Contact us today.




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Ellsworth Buck

Ellsworth Buck

Vice President
GreatFlorida Insurance

Since 2003, Ellsworth has served as Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, a network of independent, franchised insurance agents located throughout Florida. During his tenure he has helped the franchise grow to more than 100 independent locations state wide. He is a 20+ year veteran of the Florida Insurance industry and is a graduate West Virginia University, earning his M.B.A in 1984. He lives with his wife in Stuart, Florida.For more information visit: www.greatflorida.com

955 S Federal Hwy, Suite 101
Stuart, FL

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