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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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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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