BGG in the News

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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Beaches Go Green founder hopes plastic octopus will continue to spread environmental awareness

Dec 15, 2019

Beaches Go Green, a nonprofit that aims to spread awareness about the waste people produce and how it impacts the environment, sponsored an entire section at Jacksonville Beach Deck the Chairs this year. At the center of the section at the Seawalk Pavilion is an octopus made entirely of single-use plastic.

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Beaches Go Green Awarded 2019 Give-Back Donation

Dec 4, 2019

Beaches Watch presented the 10th Annual Beaches Watch Give-Back donation to Beaches Go Green.  Beaches Go Green representatives were in attendance to receive the donation and make a presentation about the work being done by their organization.

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Deck the Chairs: A holiday light display unlike any other draws thousands to Jax Beach

Dec 3, 2019
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A North Florida Beach Will Turn Into The Most Beachy Floridian-Themed Holiday Display

Nov 29, 2019

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas in the Sunshine State with all the ho-ho holiday events popping up. If you’re looking for that seasonal cheer & Christmas light displays in Jacksonville Beach, this spectacular set up will be free to the public.

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Jacksonville Beach holiday display aims to spark change

Nov 20, 2019

A Jacksonville group is hoping to spark conversation and create change through a holiday display. Deck the Chairs is a holiday tradition at Jacksonville Beach. This year, it features a one-of-a-kind display — giant jellyfish with tentacles full of single-use plastics.

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People in Jacksonville are recycling trash and other dangerous items

Nov 20, 2019

Trash and other dangerous items are being placed in Jacksonville recycling bins – and it could end up costing taxpayers more money. No matter where you live in Northeast Florida, the materials you recycle end up at the Republic Services recycling plant on Imeson Road. General Manager Bill Brinkley says more than a quarter of the…

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Beaches Go Green awarded 65 cigarette butt litter canisters

Nov 20, 2019

The cigarette butt litter canisters were installed at every beach access at Atlantic and Neptune beaches, and at high traffic area of Beaches Town Center. This was done in an effort to combat the most frequently littered item in the U.S. – cigarette butts!

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Beaches Go Green participates and educates in plastic pollution reduction and recycling

Oct 17, 2019

Last week Beaches Go Green worked with 85 volunteers to clean up the Atlantic Beach and Neptune Beach town center. The group cleaned up bags of trash, items for composting and recycling and over 4,000 cigarette butts. In September, Beaches Go Green participated in World Cleanup Day Beach Cleanup at Jacksonville Beach in the area around the…

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