TCPalm: Student elected to Keep Martin Beautiful board
Local High School Student, Adriana Mancini elected to Keep Martin Beautiful Board of Directors
By Pat Austin, for TCPalm
Palm City, Fla. - Adriana Mancini is a force of nature. Still a student at Clark Advanced Learning Center, Adriana has already used her extraordinary passion for clean water to change policies, procedures and hearts in Martin County.
In recognition of her efforts and successes, Adriana has been named to the Board of Directors of Keep Martin Beautiful. “We have been impressed with Adriana’s vision and persistence in support of water issues as well as her long history of passion for bringing recycling programs into schools,” said Craig Ahal, President of Keep Martin Beautiful. “We believe she will have significant influence as a Board member and as our youth educational ambassador in helping to continue to promote recycling and other environmental stewardship issues.”
Adriana, the daughter of Jacquie and David Mancini, has received Environmental Stewardship Awards from both Keep Martin Beautiful and Keep Florida Beautiful. She started Team Green while a student at Bessey Creek Elementary School, developing a recycling program that is now standard procedure in schools across the Martin County School District. The program brings together ESE students and their peers, empowering them to work toward a common goal and become involved in the community through recycling efforts.
Founder of Students4H2O, a student-led campaign supporting efforts to address the global water crisis, Adriana won the Seton Hall University’s UN Sustainable Development Goals Challenge and has raised over $48,000 for Charity : Water, a non-profit organization that focuses on bringing clean water to people in developing countries.
Adriana is currently helping to spearhead the coordination of the H2O Expo Water Fest with the City of Stuart and Keep Martin Beautiful on April 22 (Earth Day) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Memorial Park. A record number of schools are participating in the event, which is expected to be the largest, municipal-sponsored water conservation event in the state. The public is welcome to attend at no cost, to celebrate all things water-related and become knowledgeable and involved in water conservation and environmental issues while having a great time.
“Adriana has already accomplished more at the age of 19 than most adults achieve in a lifetime. We are fortunate that of all the non-profits this young woman could have chosen to direct her energy towards, she is volunteering her time with Keep Martin Beautiful,” added Ahal.
About Keep Martin Beautiful
Keep Martin Beautiful (KMB) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community organization founded in 1994 as an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful. Its mission is to preserve and enhance the quality of life in Martin County through litter prevention, the promotion of recycling, improvement of solid waste management practices, and beautification and community revitalization activities. KMB signature events and programs include the Environmental Stewardship Awards, the International Coastal Cleanup, the Great American Cleanup, the Adopt-A-Road and Adopt-A-Street programs, and other educational and outreach activities. Find KMB on Facebook at facebook.com/KeepMartinBeautiful, on Twitter at twitter.com/KMBmartin, visit KeepMartinBeautiful.orgor call 772-781-1222.