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Jacksonville Beach Lights up Holiday with Deck the Chairs & Recycled Octopus Garden Returns

Feb 21, 2021

Sparkling colors light up the night at Deck the Chairs in Jacksonville Beach, including the anticipated return of a 100-foot-long vibrantly lit octopus exhibit with an eco-friendly message. This is the third year that Beaches Go Green, an educational and environmental awareness nonprofit organization, is displaying its Octopus Garden at the holiday event. It turned environmentally harmful materials into…

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Florida Department of Education Awards OPE for Creating Change

Feb 21, 2021

Ocean Palms Elementary School was recently recognized as the Florida Department of Education’s 2019-2020 winner of the Family and Community Involvement Award in the elementary category for Region II. This is the highest award presented by the State Department of Education.

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Do you recycle? It can seem like a huge task, but there are easy tips to remember!

Feb 21, 2021

Doing your part to make your life a little more “green” can seem like a daunting task. There are rules and restrictions on what item goes in what particular bin, but it doesn’t have to be complicated! Alex spoke with the Founder of Beaches Go Green to learn more.

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Nease High School Beaches Go Green Club

Feb 3, 2021
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Plastic Octopus to Continue to Spread Environmental Awareness at New Home

Jan 3, 2021

It graced Jacksonville Beach’s Seawalk Pavilion since November, but now the famous octopus made of single-use plastic will be moving to its new home at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, where it’ll continue to spread awareness about the environment.

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Smoking at public beaches, parks could be banned under newly filed bill

Dec 29, 2020

With its beautiful water and sand, it is easy to understand see why Kelly Nagel and her family love making the trip from north Georgia to Fernandina Beach. “It’s actually our favorite beach,” Nagel said. “We love Fernandina Beach, it’s one of the ones we come to move often.” The Nagels aren’t the only ones.…

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Jax Beach Going Green

Dec 11, 2020

Jacksonville Beach is going green this month. An environmental educational nonprofit focuses on the ways we produce and how its impacting the planet. Joining us is Founder, Executive Director, Anne Marie Moquin and volunteer, Samantha Ryan, to talk about the three major initiatives you can take part in.

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Holiday Installation Turns Trash into Light Display

Dec 1, 2020

An educational non-profit organization in Florida has turned trash into a festive light display to help raise awareness about how the waste people produce affects the world’s oceans. Footage shared by Beaches Go Green on November 28 shows its beautiful Octopus Garden, a single-use-plastic awareness art installation, at this year’s annual Deck the Chairs event…

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Trash turned into festive display to raise awareness of single-use plastic

Dec 1, 2020
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