Think globally. Act locally.
Use current and archived issues of the electronic edition of the St. Petersburg Times to find news articles or features about recycling and the environment in your county. Based on your news research, write an analysis essay that describes how the issue specifically impacts your community. Identify individuals or groups in your area that are helping to improve the community by protecting the environment. Include related headlines, articles and photos in your paper. Share your thoughts about what you have learned here on the NIE Blogging Zone. What are the most important needs in your community? What volunteer opportunities are available? How can people help keep your county beautiful?