Earth Day Series: Beaches Go Green

"We want to teach people how to change their habits instead of forcing it in some kind of legal way."

Beaches Go Green asks for community's help in cleaning First Coast's beaches

Volunteers flock to Neptune beach to help pick up trash.

Volunteers clean up First Coast beaches after litter left behind from Fourth of July celebrations

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.

Beaches tackle cigarette problem with 'butt boxes'

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

BEACHES GO GREEN: Awarded 65 new cigarette butt litter canisters

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!

65 cigarette butt litter canisters installed at Neptune, Atlantic Beaches

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.

No 'butts' about it: Neptune Beach has new place for cigarette trash

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The do's and don'ts of recycling

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 to become a club on campus

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...

People in Jacksonville are recycling trash and other dangerous items

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.

Jacksonville Beach holiday display aims to spark change

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.

Nonprofit focuses on impact of single-use plastics and recycling right

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.

Deck the Chairs: A holiday light display unlike any other draws thousands to Jax Beach

New this year kids can visit the Beaches Go Green Jellyfish Park that was designed out of single use plastic.

Community comes together for Neptune Beach clean-up

Beaches Go Green is an organization that plans to clean up trash from beaches around the First Coast, starting with Neptune Beach.


Dozens help Beaches Go Green clean up Atlantic and Neptune Beaches

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.

PHOTOS: Beaches Go Green and Litter Gitter clean up 410 pounds of trash

PHOTOS: Beaches Go Green and Litter Gitter clean up 410 pounds of trash

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

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.

Jacksonville Beach Deck The Chairs announces 2018 award winners

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.

Jacksonville recycling survey: Help Beaches Go Green by participating

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 participates and educates in plastic pollution reduction and recycling

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.