April 18, 2020 at Jarboe Park in Neptune Beach
Beaches Earth Day 2020 (the 50th anniversary) opening ceremonial events from the main stage will include our 3 Beaches Mayor presentations.
Beaches Earth Day 2020 (the 50th anniversary has fun for all ages including live music all day long; live cooking demonstrations, gardening workshops, and storybook time; a kids’ zone with games, make & take projects, adult and child yoga; food waste, reducing single-use plastic & recycling education; local farmers, food & beverage vendors; and much more!
SOMETHING FOR ALL
Finding ways to sustain clean, clear, abundant water for all, and to protect our world’s oceans, rivers and lakes.
Join us for a day of inspiration, learning, activities and sharing ways to ensure we always have enough.
Hear expert speakers and panelists share their knowledge and views on all things green. From the state of the ocean, to wildlife conservation, food sustainability, food waste, energy, reducing single-use plastics, climate change to actions you can take in your community, they share breakthrough innovations, practical home remedies, and many other ways you can help build a sustainable future for our world.
Women in the Environment
Intergenerational women’s summit showcasing women’s environmental leadership.
Earth Law & Policy 2020
“The Past, Present, and Future of Environmental Law
Beaches Earth Day 2020 Campaigns
Pledge to Give Up Styrofoam & Plastic Containers.
The world is using a crazy amount of plastic to-go containers that end up in our oceans and landfills – millions every day! Let’s say NO to Styrofoam and plastic Containers and redirect all that effort and energy towards finding better solutions that use biodegradable and low-impact re-usable materials.
Take the pledge to SAY NO PLASTIC CONTAINERS!
Help free the world from Styrofoam, one to-go meal at a time.
Pledge to use on bio-degradable low-impact containers and encourage diners to be their own re-usable containers.
Pledge to Strike Out Straws
Over 500 million plastic straws are used every day in the U.S. Once they are discarded, single-use plastic straws, which are made from petroleum, require over 200 years to break down, which effectively adds to plastic debris in our landfills and the plastic already covering one third of the world’s oceans.
Add your name to the list of environmentally conscious Earthlings who are determined to remove single-use plastics from the environment.
Vehicle Display & Drive
Learn how smart solutions in transportation can make a big impact on our environment. We’re making it fun for attendees to discover emerging technologies and options from leading green auto makers in the market. From hybrids to zero-emissions and on display. Test Drive one for yourself.
Beaches Earth Day eats
Sample the many food vendors at Beaches Earth Day 2020! Featuring (will list food vendors) and more.
The Water Monster
This is every kid’s and grown-up’s dream come true – a water monster where you can fill up your re-usable water bottles! Kids can touch and learn about the Beaches Town Center Water Monster and being sustainable by saying no to single-use plastic water bottles at Beaches Earth Day.
Features Crafts & activities inspiring creativity for kids of all ages.
Walk around the Beaches Earth Day 2020 event looking great and feeling great with eco-friendly information, gifts, local fresh produce and food for just about anyone. Identify as a true Earthling and help support our mission.
The Tiny House
Buildings contribute to about 1/3 of greenhouse gas emissions. Living small means living more sustainably. Tour the tiny home, learn more about this popular lifestyle.
Yoga in The Garden
Widely practiced for its health benefits and meditation. Unify with your surrounding in these hour-long classes for the whole family in the Dig Local Community Garden.
Music inspired by nature, our world, the climate and the drive to sustain and conserve it. Performances from local musicians that help define and underscore the natural interdependence that fuels all life.
Community Cycling Valet
Cyclists from around the beach will converge at Beaches Earth Day 2020, while conserving energy. Once at Beaches Earth Day 2020, they can valet their bike and enjoy the festival knowing their bike is safe.
The Soap Box
Got something to say about the environment? This is your chance to sound off, and speak your mind about sustainability, conservancy, or any other topic or idea that moves you. Keep it clean and let your voice be heard! Each soap box is timed for two minutes…. The show must go on!
Jacksonville Reptile Exhibit
Learn about the Jacksonville rescued reptiles from the people who rescued and care for them. Get up close with some of the reptiles, like fascinating snakes, lizards and more.
The Community Gardens
Experience community garden projects, an “Ask the Expert” on the benefits of sustainable Food Footprints of planting and harvesting your own food. Presented by Dig Local Network Gardeners.
Educational Experience areas:
- Food and Ag
- Vehicles of the Future
- Student Classroom Environmental Exhibits
- Main Stage
- Petition Booths
- Pledge Walls
- Beaches Green Market
- Community Gardens