PAST EVENTS

BGG is the official PRO SPONSOR for 21st Annual Sisters of the Sea Surf Classic

Saturday, September 14, 2019 

Jax Beach Fishing Pier | 503 1st St N., Jacksonville Beach, FL | 8am |

Sisters of the Sea was founded in July of 1997 in Jacksonville, FL.  We craved to have more women in the water and more all sister surf sessions... the seed was planted and an idea was born.  20 + years later, we have a few hundred members and a solid presence in the water. www.sistersofthesea.org

Beaches Business Solar Co-op Info Session

Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Beaches Branch Library (community room) 
| 600 3rd Street, Neptune Beach, FL  | 5:30- 7pm |

Learn about solar energy, and how our nonprofit co-op model simplifies the process of going solar on your home or small business.

Solar United Neighbors makes it easy to go solar and save. Join us for a free meetup to learn about solar technology, and how going solar can save you money. Our solar co-ops have helped thousands of people save money by leveraging the power of group purchasing, and our independent experts can teach you everything you need to know to decide whether solar is right for you. Learn more at our website, solarunitedneighbors.org/beachesbusiness.

Back to School CUT-A-THON for BEACHES GO GREEN

Sunday, August 11, 2019
Phi Eco Salon 
| 311 3rd St N Suite 106, Beachside | 10am - 2pm |

Cut-a-thon for BEACHES GO GREEN. On Sunday, August 11, 2019 Phi Eco Salon (a zero waste salon) will be offering dry cuts & express facials for a suggested donation of $20 or more to benefit BGG & our educational efforts in the community!

2 Options:
Dry Cut
Express Facial

Pricing:
Suggested donation of $20 or more to BEACHES GO GREEN

Please contact Phi Eco Salon to schedule an appointment!
(904) 735 - 9454
hello@phiecosalon.com

If you don’t need a cut or facial - drop by for the POP UP SHOPS!

About Beaches Go Green
A 501(c)3 non-profit organization focused on educating the community about the waste we produce & how it affects our planet - particularly single-use items and our oceans.

https://www.beachesgogreen.org/get-involved/

About Phi Eco Salon
Heart-based, eco-driven. Defying typical hair salon standards and creating a space where you are not just a number, but a member of the phi family. A salon that focuses as much on reducing our carbon footprint as it does on total wellness and beauty.
With the salon as a foundation, this team can do more things they are passionate about – allowing workshops in the space, featuring local artists and connecting with the community on a different level. There has been an outcry for genuine human connection in our community, and phi is helping to create that bridge.

https://www.phiecosalon.com/about

Please like and share Beaches Go Green and Phi Eco Salon on Facebook and Instagram for more ways to green your life!

Teen & Adult Tour of Republic Services

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Republic Services Recycling Facility | 700 Imeson Rd., Jacksonville, FL | 10-11:30am |

HANDS ACROSS THE SAND

Saturday, May 18, 2019 

Jax Beach Fishing Pier | 503 1st N, Jacksonville Beach | 12pm

 On Saturday May 18th 2019, concerned citizens all across the world will be joining hands for 15 minutes to say no to dirty fuels and yes to clean energy, This is not only an opportunity of global and national importance but a local one for all Floridians. Although, the president said Florida would be exempt from oil drilling off the coast, it was announced later by Interior Secretary Zinke the he was expanding plans for drilling and exploration which could include the coasts of Florida. By participating in Hands Across the Sand concerned citizens have an opportunity to gather and become active in helping change our world energy policies to ensure a sustainable planet.


This event will fall during the 90 public comment period that is required when Trump releases the federal offshore drilling plan. That will be within the next 2 weeks, according to our intel in D.C.
There are serious environmental impacts associated with each stage of offshore oil drilling. Seismic Surveys or blasting which entail high decibel noises disturbs or kills marine life and spoil fisheries. Oil spills can ruin entire ecosystems which take numerous years to clean up, for example Exon Valdez and the Deepwater Horizon spills. Lastly, offshore drilling can economically affect coastal areas as it impacts tourism, recreation and the fishing industries.
Come join us as we gather and join hands on Saturday May 18, 2019 at noon on the beach just south of the Jacksonville Beach Pier. Address of the Pier is 503 1st Street North Jacksonville Beach Florida. Check in starts at 11:00 a.m. We can send a powerful visual message of solidarity by making a line in the sand.

https://usa.oceana.org/

http://www.handsacrossthesand.com/

 

BEACHES GO GREEN Focus on RECYCLING RIGHT

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
City of Atlantic Beach Commission Chamber
800 Seminole Road, Atlantic Beach |  6-8pm | 

Join us to learn the basics of recycling & get answers to more complicated recycling questions.  We will also talk about the future of recycling and the challenges that the industry faces.  Discussion & question/answer session as the end of presentation.

Guest Speakers:
Anne Marie Moquin, Founder & Executive Director Beaches Go Green
Charlie Latham, Waste Management & Mayor of Jacksonville Beach

Beaches Go Green & its partners will discuss the current state of the recycling market as well as give tips on RECYCLING RIGHT. www.coab.us

 

33rd Annual Dancin' In The Street

Saturday, May 18, 2019
Dancin' in the Street  | Neptune & Atlantic Beach |  10am-9:30pm |Meet in front of Ragtime Restaurant, Ragtime Restaurant Atlantic Beach, FL
Volunteers will staff our Beaches Go Green
educational tent, support & educate on the WATER MONSTER, sell BGG
merchandise as well as staff the RECYCLE BINS around the Beaches Go
Green tent.  Each recycle bin will have a volunteer dedicated to
minimizing contamination (these recycle bins will be the only recycle
bins at the Dancin' in the Streets event)We will be setup in front of RAGTIME RESTAURANT!--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The 33rd Annual “Dancin’ in the Street”™ is Saturday May 18, 2019.

Events are scheduled from 11am-9:30pm.

After 33 years of partying in the streets, the iconic Beaches Town Center day festival is all grown up. Complete with a stellar lineup of Duval’s best food trucks, Dancin’ in the Street will also be serving up some of Jacksonville’s best craft beer. Rounding out the festival is a stacked set of local entertainment from a variety of bands.

The official sponsor, the Beaches Town Center Agency, has invited artists from all over the city to participate in the Art Show, which will include painting, jewelry, hand crafted glass, pottery, wood carvings and more. The Kids Zone area, sponsored by Amazing Amusements, offers a wristband for unlimited play on the enormous Spider Mountain, the Ferris Wheel, golf course and a large bouncer combo with slide.

The Beaches Town Center Agency is responsible for all sales of bricks, 33rd Annual DITS apparel, and alcohol. As the agency’s largest annual fundraiser, monies raised from Dancin’ in the Street contribute to the ongoing beautification projects to continuously improve the Atlantic and Neptune Beach central business district.

Bands include: Trail Diver, Austin Park, Ramona Quimby, Charlie Walker, Bad Habits, Firewater Tent Revival, Project X, MillaJohn’s Blue Soul, Lucky Stiff, Honey Hounds, 9E, DDT, Solar Tide, Hensley, Sangria, and Amy Hendrickson.

Food trucks include: Burnt Ends, Dagwood, Funkadelic, Wrust Girls, Kona Ice, Joseph’s Pizza, Sable Coffee

Beaches Town Center Agency is the official sponsor of Dancin’ in the Street …additional sponsors include: Ameris Bank, AlphaPure Water, Amazing Amusements , Brunch Haus, Beaches Go Green, Cities of Neptune Beach and Atlantic Beach, Champion Brands, Courtyard at 200 First Street, Huxham Heating & Air, Moving with Margaret and Keller Williams Atlantic Partners, Navy Federal Bank, Shorelines Gift Shop and Sumo Design Studio.

Parking is limited, so attendees are encouraged to walk, bike or ride the trolley. Pets, skates, skateboards, bikes and coolers are not allowed in the festival area. No outside beverages allowed in festival area. All bags will be subject to search.

 

BGG Tour of Republic Services Recycle Sorting Facility

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Republic Services 
| 7000 Imeson Rd, Jacksonville | 10-11:30am | 

Join Beaches Go Green on a private tour of the Republic Services Recycling Plant in Jacksonville. Republic Services is the only RESIDENTIAL recycling sorting plant in the Jax area. Super eye opening to see where it goes and how its processed! Bring all of your recycling questions for the before and after discussions!

  • Please arrive a little before 10am for a prompt start
  • CHILDREN MUST BE 1st grade and up!
  • YOU MUST WEAR CLOSED TOED SHOES FOR THE TOUR!
  • Maximum 30 people - PLEASE RSVP.

Jacksonville Beach Cigarette BUTT Clean-up

Sunday, April 28, 2019
Surfer, The Bar (meet on the patio)
| 200 First Street North, Jacksonville Beach | 10am-12pm | 

Beaches Go Green is planning a cigarette butt cleanup in Jax Beach for Sunday 4/28 (same day at the Beaches Opening Parade, parade starts at 2pm).  We will start at the patio of Surfer, The Bar.  Beaches Go Green will setup our education tent & provide gloves & buckets.  We are looking for sponsors for “trash pickers.”  This event is FREE & open to everyone!   We hope to have Tobacco Free Jacksonville there as well.  PRIZES AWARDED for the MOST BUTTS collected!

We need Beaches Go Green volunteers of all ages to help clean up cigarette butts around the downtown area of Jax Beach,.  Focus will be on sidewalks, streets, boardwalk and landscape beds!  Volunteer time slots are 10:30am-1:30pm (includes setup), 1:30pm-4:30pm (includes breakdown).  Please email annemarie@beachesgogreen.org if you are interested in volunteering!  We will sign off on community service hours for students!

BEACHES EARTH DAY

Saturday, April 20, 2019 | Jarboe Park, Neptune Beach | 10am-5pm

Join us and the Beaches Town Center WaterMonster https://beachesearthdayfestival.com/ 

Earth Come and be a GREEN HERO by helping us spread education & awareness at the Beaches Earth Day 2019 Celebration in Jarboe Park - put on by Dig Local & YES (Youth Empowerment Summit). (NOTE - this is the same day at the Lucky's Market Volunteer Fair).  There will be a 2pm Farmers Market.  Yoga & meditation classes as well as a tree ceremony will happen through the day!

Beaches Go Green will have our tent set up and education materials on hand.    The focus of this event is SAVING OUR SPECIES so we have lots of great information how to keep our planet healthy and save human and animal species.  Beaches Go Green will be managing the WaterMonster on behalf of Beaches Town Center Agency.  We encourage BYOB (bring your own bottle).  The WaterMonster replaces 1000 single-use plastic water bottles. We HOPE to also manage recycling at the event - with bins provided by the City of Neptune Beach.

We need engaging & outgoing volunteers to strike up conversations with attendees to talk about the 4Rs & more!  Volunteer time slots are 7:30am-10:30am (includes setup), 10:30am-2:30pm, 2:30pm-5:30pm (includes breakdown).  Please email annemarie@beachesgogreen.org if you are interested in volunteering!

Lucky's Market - Neptune Beach Volunteer Fair

Saturday, April 20, 2019
Lucky's Market  
| 580 Atlantic Blvd, Neptune Beach |  11am -4pm

Lucky's is hosting a Volunteer Fair on Saturday, April 20th from 11am to 4pm at the store. (NOTE: this is the same day at the Beaches Earth Day event).  Lucky's is inviting all local nonprofit partners to join for a day to celebrate giving back. This is a great opportunity to introduce Beaches Go Green to customers and our Team Members, talk about the impactful work your organization is doing in the community and encourage volunteering.  Beaches Go Green will have a table with educational material to share.

At Lucky’s, they have a program called G.I.V.E. which stands for Get Involved in Volunteer Experiences. G.I.V.E. hours are paid volunteer hours that can be used at any 501c3 nonprofit in our community. Full-time Team Members can earn up to 32 hours each year.

VOLUNTEER QUARTERLY MEETING

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Beaches Go Green office 
| 320 1st Street N, Suite 701 (Inside ERC, Metropolitan Building, Jacksonville Beach |  5:30pm | 

Join us for a Beaches Go Green update on WINS, EVENTS, & PLANS for the future.  We will have signup sheets to establish committees and committee leaders.  Please bring friends who want to get involved!

We are currently looking for volunteers to lead & support these initiatives:

  • Grant Writing
  • Fundraising
  • Business Outreach (retail, restaurants, corporations)
  • Community/Group Presentations (adults or mixed)
  • School/Youth Presentations

 

SISTERS OF THE SEA BEACH CLEAN-UP

Saturday, April 6, 2019 | 16th Ave South on the beach, Jax Beach | 8am |

Sisters of the Sea was founded in July of 1997 in Jacksonville, FL.  We craved to have more women in the water and more all sister surf sessions... the seed was planted and an idea was born.  20 + years later, we have a few hundred members and a solid presence in the water.  www.sistersofthesea.org

 

CLEAN UP YOUR BUTTS

Sunday, February 24, 2019 | 200 1st Street, Neptune Beach | 10am-12pm

Beaches Go Green and First Coast Surfrider put on a cigarette butt clean up hosted by 200 First Street, Neptune beach on Sunday, March 10th. Over 85 volunteers came out to collect more than 13k cigarette butts from the Beaches Town Center area. Tobacco Free Jacksonville & Sisters of the Sea were also represented at the cleanup. Prizes by Beaches Go Green, The Red Daisy & Southern Grounds & Co went to the top butt collectors. The most butts colllected by a group were 1200, 1134, 892 & 597 butts!

The goal of the cleanup was to raise awareness that cigarette butts are litter. It is a misconception by many smokers that the butts are paper or cotton when really they contain cellulose acetate (a form of plastic) and can take up to 5 years to break down. While breaking down, they can leach several toxic chemicals into our land and water including arsenic.

While we would never condone smoking, we recognize it’s a personal choice. We simply ask smokers to dispose of their butts safely and properly in a waste receptacle. Throwing cigarette butts on the ground is littering.

In addition to raising awareness, Beaches Go Green & First Coast Surfrider plan to bring the collected butts to local cities with a plan to cut down on cigarette butt pollution. After the butts are used for awareness, they will be sent off to TerraCycle to be recycled.

 

Movies That Matter - "Blue"

Sunday, February 24, 2019 | 200 1st Street, Neptune Beach | 5:30pm intro - 8pm

A BIG "Thank You" to our host and sponsor 200 1st Street, Neptune Beach, FL

Food & Drink will be available for purchase at Southern Grounds & Co.

We are presenting FREE viewing of "BLUE" to the beach community sponsored by local business partners.  We will host a resource panel to answer questions and discuss related topics before and after the film.  Eye-opening and inspiring.

City of Atlantic Beach Recycling Meeting and Survey Results

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
City of AB Commission Chamber
800 Seminole Rd, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
6PM

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Whitney Lab Sea Turtle Hospital Tour

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
The Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience
The University of Florida

Maximum 12 People (FULL!)
*Must have confirmation to attend.

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Deck the Chairs

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Friday, November 23, 2018 - Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Jacksonville Beach, FL

Volunteers needed to help build & maintain children's display and support multi-events throughout seasonal display. For general volunteers or to sign up for a specific time slot, click blue “Volunteer Here” box.

The mission of Deck the Chairs is promote the arts and foster community pride and involvement through a creative display of public art featuring lighted iconic lifeguard chairs.  BGG will be sponsoring the “children’s area” with a fun, interactive, pro-ocean, holiday display using recycled materials.

The Donna Breast Cancer Marathon

Friday, February 8, 2019 - Sunday, February 10, 2019

Neptune Beach, FL

Volunteers needed to help with event-day recycling, handing out "JUST Water" to race finishers, and BGG tent/education.

The Donna Breast Cancer Marathon supports the mission of the Donna Foundation which is to provide financial assistance and support to those living with breast cancer and fund ground breaking breast cancer research.  Beaches Go Green is an official sponsor of the 2019 Donna Breast Cancer Marathon.  We will be sponsoring, with JUST water, 10K JUST Water branded water cartons as an awareness symbol over single-use plastic.  Just Water containers are 100% recyclable and ethically sourced in Glenn Falls, NY.  For more information on Just Water products – please see http://www.justwater.com/

OBI Bioaesthetic Institute Clean Seas Open House

Thursday, November 29, 2018
5PM - 7PM

We will have table with educational materials at OBI Bioaesthetic Institute's Clean Seas Open House. They are partners with the NATO Clean Seas Program.

Movies That Matter - "A Plastic Ocean"

Sunday, November 11, 2018
200 1st Street, Neptune Beach, FL 32266
5:30PM intro - 8PM

Beaches Go Green & US Green Building Council welcomed about 120 guests at 200 1st street courtyard in Neptune Beach for a viewing of the documentary A PLASTIC OCEAN!  It was a great success and many eyes were opened to the dangers of single-use plastic in our environment.  We will be showing the documentary BLUE for our next MOVIES THAT MATTER on Sunday, February 24, 2019.

Private Tour of Republic Services Recycling Plant

Monday November 5, 2018
Republic Services Recycling Plant - 7000 Imeson Road, Jacksonville, FL 32219
10AM

30 Beaches Go Green supporters came to tour our local recycle sorting facility.  Lots of great discussion and an eye-opening tour!

Atlantic Right Whale Festival

Saturday, November 3, 2018
Seawalk Pavillion in Jacksonville Beach, FL
10AM - 4PM

Beaches Go Green hosted an educational tent where we communicated with several hundred people.  The festival was a great educational community event to protect the Atlantic Right Whales.

Beaches Town Center Fall Festival

Saturday October 20, 2018
10AM - 12:30PM

BGG handed out educational info and candy to families at the fall festival and costume contest! It was a HOT day for a Fall Festival but fun was had by all. The kids got lots of treats and adults were treated to their adorable costumes!

Neptune Beach Community Party

Friday October 19, 2018
Jarboe Park
5PM - 8PM

The City of Neptune Beach held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of the Neptune House, a community center in Jarboe Park available for rent. Approximately 400 people attended. Beaches Go Green volunteers staffed our tent and the Water Monster, which saves 1000 single-use plastic water bottles.

Private Tour of Republic Services Recycling Plant

Wednesday October 16, 2018
Republic Services Recycling Plant - 7000 Imeson Road, Jacksonville, FL 32219
10AM

We had an amazing turnout for this tour with 52 adults and children (slightly over the max number allowed). It was very educational for all!

BGG Team at the Great Inflatable Race (JUST FOR FUN!)

Saturday October 6, 2018
Jacksonville Equestrian Center - 13611 Normandy Blvd, Jacksonville, Florida 32221
9:00AM

Run, climb inflatable slides & represent Beaches Go Green. Register for the BGG team at the website below, 9:00am heat!

15 Beaches Go Green team members ran the Great Inflatables Race.  It was really fun was to get our name out there and great team building!

BGG on the News

Saturday September 29, 2018
First Coast News Channel 12
6PM

Be sure to look for Beaches Go Green on the First Coast News Channel 12 at 6PM!

BGG Informational Meeting

Monday September 24, 2018
Atlantic Beach Urban Farm
1175 Atlantic Blvd, Jacksonville, 32233

5:30PM

Meeting Summary:  Huge THANK YOU to Atlantic Beach Urban Farms for our first BGG mtg and tour of Atlantic Beach Urban Farms.  We had 31 people attend the meeting and tour where we covered the background of BGG, past events and future events.  We discussed the opportunities for volunteers to join committees and become committee chairs.  We also had an open discussion about “Recycling Right.”

 

2018 NORTH BEACH KICKOFF TO GOLF

Monday September 17, 2018
Beaches Town Center Streets (Atlantic Blvd & 1st Street)
5PM - 9PM

Beaches Go Green had a huge presence at this event and made a huge dent in the waste produced. The entire beverage area was run and staffed by Beaches Go Green volunteers with a strong presence from ERC! The Beaches Go Green tent was set up near the Water Monster in the beverage area so that we could educate people on recycling, the new Water Monster water refilling station and using less waste overall.

GREEN IMPACT: Beaches Town Center Agency/Beaches Go Green sponsored a Water Monster portable water filling station. We went through approximately 60 gallons of water from the Water Monster replacing approximately 450 plastic water bottles. Plastic water bottle were not sold at the event this year. The event also offered reusable cups via two options: 1) 12oz stainless SIC cups available through the VIP package 2) plastic frosted reusable cups. Guests were asked to use the same cup for the duration of the event. We collected the plastic frosted cups. They will be clean, sanitized and used at future events. The City of Atlantic Beach provided waste and recycling services for the event.

20th ANNUAL SISTERS OF THE SEA SURF CLASSIC

Saturday September 15, 2018
Jacksonville Beach Pier

8AM - 5PM

What an amazing day in the sun. Beaches Go Green met so many people at the surf contest. We shared our vision, education and plans for future events. We also provided buckets to support the International Coastal Cleanup with was the same day.

GREEN IMPACT: BGG provided 30+ gallons of water for refillable bottles at the event and recyclable paper cups as needed. We also provided event day recycling in conjunction with Advanced Disposal. Sisters of the Sea replaced their plastic water bottles for volunteers with JUST Water water 100% recyclable paper cartons.

BEACH CLEANUP

Sunday August 19, 2018
200 1st Street, Neptune Beach, FL (just outside Southern Grounds & Co)

Our first Beach/Park cleanup was a great success. We had approximately 250 volunteers that cleaned up the beaches and parks for Atlantic & Neptune Beaches. We collected the waste and sorted between trash, recycle and cigarette butts. We gave out prizes for strangest items collected off the beach (tampon, hairbrush, condom) AND for most cigarette butts collected (130 & 122).

GREEN IMPACT: collected (5) 64 gal bins of trash, (3) 64 gal bins of recycling, 5 gal bucket of cigarette butts!

GREEN LION FESTIVAL

Wednesday August 1, 2018

We made a BIG splash at our first ever event. We had an amazing turnout of volunteers – adults and students. We began talking to festival guests about Beaches Go Green. Unfortunately, the Green Lion Festival ended early due to a severe thunderstorm and flash flood. We all got soaked as we scrambled to pack up but we all bonded in the rain 😊

REPUBLIC SERVICES RECYCLE PLANT TOUR

Beaches Go Green hosted a private recycle plant tour at the republic Services Recycling Center on Imeson Rd.  It was very educational.  Beaches Go Green, City of Atlantic Beach and Beaches Town Center Agency were all represented at the tour.