BGG in the News

Good News: Miss Daisy’s ‘heavenly quilts’

Mar 13, 2020

It was a big night for the nonprofit Beaches Go Green at the U.S. Green Building Council North Florida Awards this month in downtown Jacksonville. The organization won three awards: Green Nonprofit of 2020, Green Hero of 2020 (honoring founder Anne Marie Moquin) and the People’s Choice award.

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Ponte Vedra Beach Rotary, Beaches Go Green join forces for Mickler’s Landing cleanup

Feb 27, 2020

Saturday’s strong winds and brisk early-morning temperatures didn’t deter hundreds of local residents from gathering at Mickler’s Landing for a community beach cleanup. Organized by the Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach in partnership with the nonprofit Beaches Go Green, the volunteer effort saw everyone from young children and local high school students to senior…

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Atlantic Beach balloon ban would make people pay the price for releasing balloons, lanterns

Feb 26, 2020

After a tragedy, an accident, a crime or vigils to honor the victims often include a release of massive numbers of balloons. People have been releasing helium balloons, in celebration and in sympathy, for decades. But after they float away, those balloons turn into trash and often wind up harming wildlife. Now, there’s a new…

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Balloon release ban proposed in Atlantic Beach

Feb 25, 2020

ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. (WKRG) — An ordinance to ban balloon releases was introduced at the Atlantic Beach commission meeting Monday. If passed, police could fine you $250 for each violation. The bill says the items are harmful to the environment and wildlife. Action News Jax spoke to the founder of Beaches Go Green, who says…

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City of Atlantic Beach considering ordinance that would ban the release of balloons, sky lanterns

Feb 24, 2020

The City of Atlantic Beach is considering an ordinance that would ban the release of balloons and sky lanterns. According to the ordinance, the City Commission considers releasing balloons or sky lanterns to be littering and poses a danger to the environment and wildlife. If passed, you could be fined $250 per balloon or sky…

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BGG Partners with Rotary Club of PV to Clean Up Micklers Beach

Feb 24, 2020

On Saturday February 22, 2020 Beaches Go Green partnered with the Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach to host a beach and community clean-up at Mickler’s Beach in Ponte Vedra, FL.

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BGG Nominated for Arts Education & Advocacy Award at the Cultural Center’s Beaches Celebration of the Arts

Feb 23, 2020

On Sunday, February 23, 2020 Beaches Go Green was recognized for our Advocacy in Education and Arts at the inaugural Beaches Celebration of the Arts event hosted by the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach (CCPVB).

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Beaches Go Green Co-Hosts Beaches’ First Green Race

Feb 19, 2020

On Saturday, January 25, 2020 Beaches Go Green partnered with 1st Place Sports and JTC Running to host the first Go Green Winter Beach Run in Jacksonville Beach, FL.

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High school seniors, college students doing environmental work could win $2,500 scholarship

Jan 2, 2020

Local environmental group “Beaches Go Green” is awarding two $2,500 scholarships to high school seniors and college students, or to students who plan to enroll in higher education in the 2020 – 2021 school year.

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