Friday, September 18, 2009

Taste of the Beach

Just a reminder that this is a big weekend on Pensacola Beach. The second annual Taste of the Beach will be held at Casino Beach on Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. More than a dozen island restaurants will be participating, offering their signature dishes for $5.00 or less! You may see a list of restaurants and their signature dishes by clicking HERE.

Also at Casino Beach on Saturday will be the Miracle Strip Corvette Club's 'Vettes at the Beach show. You may click HERE to see photos from last year. And on Sunday the Chrome Zone Motorcycle Display will be there.

Most exciting for me this weekend is the Be Kind to the Beach recycling and reuse program that the Pensacola Beach Advocates, Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce, and Santa Rosa Island Authority are teaming up to promote. The Pensacola Beach Advocates will be selling 26 oz. stainless steel water bottles (see photo below) next to the Hospitality Tent. If you buy one of the Taste of the Beach water bottles for $5.00, you can come back to the tent and get it refilled free all day long.

Doing what I can to curtail the use of plastic water bottles has become very important to me after seeing the number of them washing up on our beach during my patrols. Some people recycle their plastic bottles, but it is estimated that more than 90% of plastic bottles are not recycled. Then there is the fact that it will take approximately 490 years or longer for a plastic bottle to decompose... and the health concerns of Bisphenol A...and the fact that more than 25% of bottled water comes from a municipal water supply...

I hope you will take time to watch this video about the use of plastic water bottles:

And if you you're still reading as I step down from my soapbox, please stop by and say hello to me at the Taste of the Beach Hospitality Tent. I'll be there Saturday and Sunday, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Everyone who buys a stainless steel waterbottle also gets a free hug from me!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I already recycle glass and newspaper, but there isn't any place to recycle plastic where I live. I agree this is a huge problem and I wish alternative solutions could be found.


PS I love your blog. My family has visited Pensacola Beach every summer for the last 15 years.