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

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

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

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

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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What Is Fast Fashion And Why to Avoid It?

Fast fashion sounds great, but it is something that environmentalists and human rights advocates warn against. Anne Marie Moquin of Beaches Go Green, and expert thrifter, Prissy King of www.rushourfashion.com explain why avoiding the cheap, trendy articles of clothing is a good idea.

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