UPCOMING EVENTS

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

 

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! 

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.

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.

BEACHES GO GREEN Focus on RECYCLING RIGHT

Wednesday, May 15, 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

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

OTHER PARTNERSHIP EVENTS

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

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!

DECK THE CHAIRS – A CHAIR AFFAIR FUNDRAISER

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 | Casa Marina Hotel | 691 1st N, Jacksonville Beach | 6:30-8:30pm

An Evening of Food and Wine Tasting on Behalf of Deck The Chairs fundraising for & celebrating its 7th season in Jacksonville Beach. https://deckthechairs.org/a-chair-affair/

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/

 

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.

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