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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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Northeast Florida residents protest offshore oil exploration, oil rigs on coast

May 18, 2019

At least 150 people from throughout Northeast Florida who braved the blistering sand and blast furnace-like heat to say “no” to offshore oil exploration and oil rigs that ultimately could sprout along the coast, according to potential federal plans allowing federal seismic air-gun blasting.

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Earth Day Series: Beaches Go Green

Apr 25, 2019
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Nonprofit focuses on impact of single-use plastics and recycling right

Apr 25, 2019

Are you someone who recycles, but wonders if you’re doing it the right way? Do you ever wonder if you could be doing more to help our environment? If you answered yes to either question, then Anne Marie Moquin is your girl. She founded the nonprofit Beaches Go Green aiming to simplify complex environmental issues and encouraging…

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Jacksonville Beach Deck The Chairs announces 2018 award winners

Dec 19, 2018

During the annual Night of Music & Dance held on Sunday, Dec. 9, Jacksonville Beach Deck The Chairs (JBDTC) Executive Director Kurtis Loftus announced the 2018 Chair Decorating Award winners. Ballots were distributed to visitors of JBDTC during the first two weekends of the event. More than 500 votes were cast. 

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