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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.
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.After seeing their shorelines littered with cigarette butts, they looked for a way how they could visualize what one flick out the window or toss on the ground adds up to.In two recent community cleanups at Beaches Town Center and
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!
It's pop quiz time: What's the most littered item on the planet? If you guessed cigarette butts, you're right. Cigarette butts are commonly found on the beaches; even more than plastic bags. To help curb this pollution, 65 cigarette butt litter canisters were installed across Atlantic and Neptune Beach, as well as high traffic areas at the Beaches Town Center.
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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.
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. Beaches Go Green is an organization that is trying to clean up the community by educating...
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.
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.
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.
NEPTUNE BEACH - Amanda Brzoska has lived near the beach all her life. This isn't her first time taking out the trash that's stuck in the sand. She also likes to bring her kids Savannah and Zale along. "Savannah, she's actually talked to other people about it after we've done beach cleanups before.
JACKSONVILLE BEACH | Kay Romines traveled from her St. Augustine home to the Jacksonville Beach Pier on a mission Saturday."Love of Mother Earth," Romines said. "It's got to start somewhere, no matter if it's one person or 10 million people and all those numbers in between. We've got to do it.
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.
Beaches Go Green is conducting a survey about recycling and they're encouraging all Jacksonville residents to participate. >> You can take the survey here. The five-minute survey will help the organization better understand Jacksonville residents' habits and attitudes about the environment and recycling/green practices.
Beaches Go Green and volunteers participate in Atlantic Beach/Neptune Beach town center cleanup and teach pollution reduction. 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.