Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart Encourages Floridians to Protect, Preserve and Restore Environment

Apr 22, 2009
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC-Today Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) made the following statement regarding Earth Day, encouraging Floridians to take part in environment protection, preservation and restoration efforts. 

“Each day we are reminded of how fragile our environment is,” said Diaz-Balart.  “In Florida, we are lucky to have one of the most diverse environments in the world including Everglades National Park, Big Cypress National Preserve and Florida Bay, which I have the honor of representing, and Lake Okeechobee, beautiful beaches, coastal lines and waterways.  We must continue efforts to create awareness and encourage protection, preservation and restoration of our unique environment so that it is there for future generations to enjoy.”

A few things you can do to help the environment:

-Use energy efficient appliances
-Purchase recycled products
-Use natural fertilizers
-Plant natural vegetation in your yard
-Turn off a light when leaving a room
-Turn off the air conditioning unit before leaving the house
-Unplug appliances while not in use
-Conserve water by installing low-flow shower hea