Environment

UNF Students Recycle Over 3,400 Pounds During RecycleMania Competition

UNF Students Recycle Over 3,400 Pounds During RecycleMania Competition

The Environmental Center at the University of North Florida will kick off the start of RecycleMania Monday, Feb. 7, with an inter-residence hall recycling competition in an effort to increase recycling and overall waste reduction on campus.

This is the third consecutive year the University has participated in RecycleMania, an ongoing 10-week friendly competition between colleges and universities nationwide, but it’s the first time the University has had a formal competition between residence halls. The winning residence hall will be rewarded with a party and free showing of the environmental documentary “No Impact Man.”

Great Cloth Diaper Change Event, April 23

Great Cloth Diaper Change Event, April 23

Cloth diapers have come a long way in the past ten years. An event, called the Great Cloth Diaper Change 2011, already creating a buzz not only in North America, but all over the world, will take place on Saturday, April 23, 2011 in locations all around the globe. The Great Cloth Diaper Change (http://www.greatclothdiaperchange.com) will set a world record for the most cloth diapers ever changed simultaneously.

St. Johns Riverkeeper Announces Annual River Advocacy Awards

On March 25th, St. Johns Riverkeeper will present its annual advocacy, education, and volunteer awards at the Mayor's Environmental Luncheon held at the Jacksonville Main Library. 

Marine Biologist Discusses Environmental Impact on Bottlenose Dolphins

Marine Biologist Discusses Environmental Impact on Bottlenose Dolphins

Dr. Quincy Gibson, a marine mammal biologist at the University of North Florida, will present “Growing up in Jacksonville: Potential Effects of a Metropolitan Environment on the Social Lives of Bottlenose Dolphins” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, at UNF’s University Center, Building 43. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Household Hazardous and E-waste Mobile Collection Event this Weekend

The City of Jacksonville Solid Waste Division hosts a series of six household hazardous waste and electronic waste (e-waste) mobile collection events throughout the city each year.  The third in the 2011 series takes place this Saturday. 

St. Johns RIVERKEEPER Launches River Friendly Campaign

St. Johns RIVERKEEPER Launches River Friendly Campaign

St. Johns RIVERKEEPER and its community partners are launching an exciting new education campaign to raise awareness about the impact of our actions upon the health of the St John River and to inform and inspire people to adopt river-friendly lifestyle practices.   The goal of the River Friendly Education and Awareness Campaign is to provide the public with informative resources and tools that will help them make more informed choices to better protect their St. Johns River. 

N. Florida Spotted Seatrout Season Reopens March 1

The recreational harvest season for spotted seatrout in northern Florida reopens on March 1.  This means all Florida waters will be open to the sport harvest of spotted seatrout beginning in March.

Spotted seatrout harvest is prohibited in February in Atlantic Ocean waters north of the Flagler-Volusia county line to the Florida-Georgia border and in Gulf of Mexico waters north of a line running due west from the westernmost point of Fred Howard Park Causeway, which is about 1.17 miles south of the Pinellas/Pasco county line, to the Florida-Alabama border.  This one-month closure helps maintain spotted seatrout abundance.