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Beaches Go Green Offers Free Educational Videos

Oct 19, 2020

Attention educators, clubs, and schools! Beaches Go Green is offering free environmental educational mini-videos for your students. The videos are made for students of all ages and give them a little insight into our environment. Each video is 1-3 minutes long and made by the BGG High School Clubs, BGG staff, and other community BGG…

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Create Eco-Friendly Lunches for Kids

Sep 27, 2020

Beaches Go Green founder, Anne Marie Moquin shares simple ways to reduce your carbon footprint when preparing lunches. 

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Jacksonville Beaches Go Green Eliminates Waste Around Our Coast

Jul 26, 2020

Approximately 80% of plastic in the ocean comes from land-based sources. Nonprofit organizations in the Jacksonville community such as Beaches Go Green are coming up with ways to help reduce waste.

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Don’t Be a Trash Talker, Put Your Beliefs Into Action

May 3, 2020

It’s the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day! For five decades, concerned groups of people around the world have made it their priority to act and celebrate caring for our planet. You can call her Earth, Mother Nature, Mother Earth, the environment or whatever you’d like, but you have to acknowledge that energy, that simplicity, that…

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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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