Beaches Go Green provides awareness and education around the waste that we produce and how it affects our planet – particularly single-use items and plastic pollution in our oceans. We aim to simplify complex environmental issues so that everyone can make sense of them and make changes in their own lives for the better of the planet.
All Community Partners
Browse all community partners from the Spring Symposium.
Duval Audubon Society
We are a chapter of the National Audubon Society and have about 1,350 members in Clay, Duval, and Nassau Counties in Northeast Florida. We host monthly informational meetings throughout the year and also offer field trips, special events, volunteer opportunities, and other activities. Please check our calendar of events for a current listing of our upcoming activities. We hope you’ll join us!
Duval Soil and Water Conservation District
The Duval Soil and Water Conservation District was created in July of 1953 under the authority created by the Soil Conservation Act, passed by the Florida Legislature in 1937. The DSWCD was organized by concerned citizens of Duval County to help landowners and users to conserve land, water, forests, wildlife and related natural resources.
Enviro Rights Map
Enviro Rights Map is co-developed by Josh Gellers (University of North Florida) and Erin Daly and Jim May (Widener University Delaware Law School). This project is affiliated with the Digital Humanities Institute at UNF.
Feeding North East Florida
Feeding Northeast Florida is the largest, most efficient food bank serving Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam & St. Johns Counties. We work with retail partners, manufacturers, and farms to rescue high-quality food that would normally be wasted and transform it into meals for those in need. Thanks to the generosity of our community, we are able to purchase additional food resources to meet the needs of Northeast Florida families and individuals who struggle to put food on the table. The support of our partners and individuals like you enables our work to serve our neighbors in need.
Florida Park Service
The Florida Park Service plans for the future of recreation in Florida. We work with local governments, park users, scientists, recreation providers and non-governmental organizations to ensure that Floridians have access to safe, well-managed parks, trails and public lands.
Greenscape of Jacksonville is a non-profit organization that enriches the city’s beauty, health, and economic vitality through trees. We provide programs and services that empower stakeholders from across the region — from individual residents and community groups, to nonprofit partners and corporate leaders — to join in the effort to create a brighter future for the River City.
Groundwork Jacksonville is the city’s nonprofit partner specifically created to clean and redevelop Hogans and McCoys creeks and convert contaminated land into parks, playgrounds, trails, and other public spaces. Groundwork intends to build the “emerald necklace” of trails, parks, creeks and greenspace encircling the urban core that was envisioned by famed architect Henry Klutho in the early 20th Century. Groundwork Jacksonville is one of 22 such trusts across the country, the only Groundwork trust in Florida and the first in the Southeastern United States.
Jacksonville Zoo and Garden
Escape to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens for the only walking safari in Northeast Florida. Discover the earth’s wildlife through interactive and educational experiences. A true family adventure, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is changing daily and is dedicated to consistently improving. With recent updates to Land of the Tiger and African Forest, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is quickly becoming a world-class establishment. Whether you are a visitor to Florida’s First Coast or a lifetime resident, we invite you to experience the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens through interactions with people, wildlife, and the environment.
My Green Doctor
The My Green Doctor Foundation is a non-profit, charitable 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2021.* Our mission is “to promote the charitable, non-profit, educational functions of My Green Doctor to help educate health professionals and their patients, and to motivate them to make changes in their lives, on topics of environmental sustainability and climate change.”
National Park Service
Since 1916, the National Park Service has been entrusted with the care of our national parks. With the help of volunteers and partners, we safeguard these special places and share their stories with more than 318 million visitors every year. But our work doesn’t stop there.
NativeJax is an ecological landscape and real estate business that focuses on transforming urban environments. Our mission is to heal urban soils holistically and our vision is to transform 1,000,000 acres of land into healthy ecosystems.
North Florida Land Trust
North Florida Land Trust was founded in 1999 and is a local land conservation 501(c)3 organization focused on preserving and enhancing our quality of life by protecting North Florida’s irreplaceable natural environment. We have a core service area of 7 counties in Northeast Florida, and work on an as-needed basis throughout the state.
Northeast Florida AIDS Network
The CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) is the U.S. reference and referral service for information on HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and tuberculosis (TB). NPIN is a next-generation clearinghouse and collaborative community that collects and disseminates data and materials and enables prevention professionals on the international, national, state, and local levels to connect and share.
Rattle Snake Conservatory
The Rattle Snake Conservatory is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is dedicated to education, research, and partnership. Our programs are dedicated to making meaningful, long lasting impacts for rattlesnakes and education programs that change the narrative towards conservation.
Sharks 4 Kids
The goal of Sharks4Kids is to create a new generation of shark advocates through access to a dynamic range of educational materials and experiences. Curriculum, games and activities will allow teachers to integrate shark education into their science programs on an introductory, intermediate or advanced level. Students can access games, activities and info sheets to satisfy their own curiosity about sharks. Photos and videos from scientists and conservationists bring an exciting element into the classroom and show students the beauty of the ocean.
South-East Zoo Alliance for Reproduction & Conservation
The South-East Zoo Alliance for Reproduction and Conservation is dedicated to increasing the populations of rare and endangered species through reproductive science. Specialists in reproductive health studies and services, SEZARC provides fertility checks, semen collection and assessment, contraception and breeding planning at zoos, aquariums, and preserves throughout the United States.
St. Johns Riverkeeper
St. Johns RIVERKEEPER is a privately-funded, independent and trusted voice for the St. Johns River and the public to whom it belongs. We are a 501(c)(3) organization and rely on the support of our members, donors, and volunteers to accomplish our mission.
Timucuan Parks Foundation
Our foundation preserves, promotes and enhances Jacksonville’s natural areas through community engagement, education and enjoyment.
UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
The Mission of UF/IFAS is to develop knowledge in agricultural, human, and natural resources, and to make that knowledge accessible to sustain and enhance the quality of human life.https://ifas.ufl.edu/
UNF Center for Nutrition and Food Security
The Center’s mission is to bring individuals and organizations together in a coordinated and sustained effort that finds solutions and eliminates barriers in order to improve food access and nutritional health in the local and global community.
UNF Coastal Biology Program
The Department of Biology’s Coastal and Marine Biology Flagship Program, under the leadership of Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, is one of only 6 UNF academic programs selected for University Flagship status because of the research accomplishments of its faculty, educational opportunities for its students, and its contributions to public education and science-based policymaking about the Ocean. Our mission is to discover and educate others about coastal and marine life with the goal of preserving it for future generations.
UNF Institute of Environmental Research and Education
The Institute of Environmental Research and Education (IERE) is housed in Academic and Student Affairs and serves students and faculty from all six UNF colleges. All IERE programs and scholarships are 100% funded by donors and grants. With a focus on environmental research and education, our mission is to provide opportunities for environmental research and education and develop interdisciplinary programs that enhance the student experience.
UNF Ogier Gardens
The Frederick and Ophelia Tate Ogier Gardens is the epicenter of innovative environmental and public health programming. Located on an acre, these organic gardens feature row crops, a wide variety of fruit trees, raised vegetable beds, and peaceful sitting areas for students to relax.
United Way of Northeast Florida
We are a coalition of hand raisers and game changers. With the help of thousands of donors, volunteers and community partners, we create a community of opportunity where everyone has hope and can reach their full potential.