Beaches Go Green provides awareness and education around the waste that we produce and how it affects our planet – particularly single-use items and plastic pollution in our oceans. We aim to simplify complex environmental issues so that everyone can make sense of them and make changes in their own lives for the better of the planet.
We are your friends, neighbors, coworkers, favorite local businesses, and city employees that care about our planet. We live and work at the beach. Our beaches and oceans matter to us! We believe that if people know better, they will do better for the greater good.
Beaches Go Green engages our community with FREE environmental education in many forms. We offer monthly speaking engagements through our Be the Change series, PSAs, quarterly environmental themed Movies that Matter series with the North Florida Green Building Council (USGBCNFL). In addition, we have created MASSIVE single-use plastic awareness art installations like our Jellyfish Park and Octopus Garden at Deck the Chairs. We partner with local businesses and events to encourage less wasteful practices. We believe that every small change that we can inspire will add up to big things!
Beaches Go Green, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, aims to create awareness and education around the waste that we produce and how it impacts our planet. With a focus on single-use plastics and our oceans, we are encouraging people to take small steps to decrease their plastic consumption and overall waste. We believe that through awareness and education, people will make small changes in their lives that will add up to BIG changes for the planet.
2020 St John's County - Outstanding Volunteer & Community Award (OPE)
2020 Guidestar Platinum Seal of Transparency
2020 The Folio 250 - 2nd Best Cause
2020 The Folio 250 - 2nd Best Community Activist (Kate)
2020 The Folio 250 - Best Environmental Activist (Anne Marie)
2020 The Folio 250 - 2nd Best Non-Profit Organization
2020 USGBC - Green Non-Profit of the Year
2020 USGBC - Peoples' Choice Award
2020 USGBC - Green Hero (Anne Marie)
2019 A Chair Award - Sea Turtle Chair Creative Award
2019 Beaches Watch Give-Back Donation
2019 Deck the Chairs - Best in Show
2019 Folio Weekly Magazine - #1 Non-Profit
2019 JEPB - Environmental Achievement Award
2019 PVCC - Arts Education and Advocacy Award
2019 Void Magazine - #1 Non-Profit in the 904
2018 Deck the Chairs - Creative Appreciation
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