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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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Dozens help Beaches Go Green clean up Atlantic and Neptune Beaches

Aug 19, 2019

Word got around fast about Beaches Go Green’s first cleanup event and dozens of people came to help. Anne Marie Moquin says she’s happy with the turnout. Moquin wants to bring awareness to plastic pollution in oceans and encourage others to start recycling or reuse different items.

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Beaches Go Green asks for community’s help in cleaning First Coast’s beaches

Aug 19, 2019
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Community comes together for Neptune Beach clean-up

Aug 19, 2019
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Volunteers clean up First Coast beaches after litter left behind from Fourth of July celebrations

Jul 5, 2019

Volunteers across the First Coast gathered at Mickler’s Landing and Jacksonville Beach Friday morning to help pick up litter and debris left behind by crowds during their Fourth of July celebrations. Mickler’s Landing saw its fair share of people who celebrated the holiday on the beach the day before. The organization, Beaches Go Green, aimed…

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No ‘butts’ about it: Neptune Beach has new place for cigarette trash

Jun 18, 2019

Beaches Go Green has teamed up with Keep America Beautiful to install 65 cigarette butt collection canisters across Neptune and Atlantic beaches. “Cigarette butts aren’t made of just paper,” said Anne-Marie Moquin, the founder of Beaches Go Green. “They have cellulose acetate in them, which is a form of plastic and so they can take…

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Beaches Go Green to become a club on campus

Jun 12, 2019

Beaches Go Green is expanding their reach by starting their own club on UNF’s campus with the goal to get college students more involved in taking care of the Earth so that future generations can better understand eco-friendly living.

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Beaches tackle cigarette problem with butt boxes

Jun 11, 2019

Atlantic and Neptune beaches want to snuff out their problems with cigarette butts. Anne Marie Moquin and Lauren McPhaul have had 65 cigarette butt canisters installed at beach accesses in Atlantic and Neptune and in popular areas of the Beaches Town Center.

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The do’s and don’ts of recycling

Jun 7, 2019

Reduce, reuse, recycle. These are the three R’s that have been repeated to us time and time again. But what exactly do these words mean? Anne Marie Moquin, founder and executive director of Beaches Go Green, tells us all we need to know about recycling, from what can be recycled to what can’t be. She…

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