Environment

Wildfire Danger High this Memorial Day Weekend

Wildfire Danger High this Memorial Day Weekend

The Florida Division of Forestry at the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, issued a warning today about the wildfire danger leading in to Memorial Day weekend.  The danger of wildfire is very high throughout Florida due to lack of rain, low humidity and windy conditions.

Meet Ribault's Early College graduates TONIGHT at FSCJ North Campus

Meet Ribault's Early College graduates TONIGHT at FSCJ North Campus
Nearly 50 graduating students from Ribault and Lee high schools have finished their Associate degree requirements from Florida State College at Jacksonville before they get handed their high school diplomas--10 from Ribault and 37 from Lee.

Florida Residents Encouraged To Include Pets In Family Disaster Plans

Florida Residents Encouraged To Include Pets In Family Disaster Plans

As a part of Florida Hurricane Preparedness Week, state emergency management officials are encouraging every pet owner in Florida to include their animals in their family disaster preparedness plan before the start of the 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season. By planning for the needs of your pets, it will greatly increase the chances of their survival during disasters.

Ride Your Bike to Work Day, May 20th

Jacksonville City Council member Don Redman and the North Florida Bicycle Club invite residents to join them by participating in “Ride Your Bike To Work Day” on Friday, May 20th.

Spotlight on Students and Their Interest on Homeless Pets

Spotlight on Students and Their Interest on Homeless Pets

Students at Fletcher Middle Participate in the Opening of the Beaches Parade

Four students from Fletcher Middle School participated in the Opening of the Beaches Parade with Friends of Jacksonville Animals (FOJA). The girls were asked to participate by the FOJA beach committee.

In addition to walking the dogs and hyping the crowd during the parade, the girls designed posters, flyers and decorations for the float. The theme was “Rock Star” and they gave the dogs names such as “Mick Wagger” and “Elvis Pawsley.” The girls continued volunteering at FOJA’s adoption event after the parade. Four of the dogs found potential homes thanks to students’ efforts.

This project began in December during a service-learning lesson in the classroom. During a unit on research and communication, the students studied and discussed pet overpopulation.

FNFCG CARAVAN to the Clara White Mission Training Center & Garden

On Saturday, May 14th 2011, Clara White Mission Training Center & Garden will open its doors to the public and community gardeners. All are invited to come and tour the LaVilla Organic Garden and Clara White Mission Training Center.  Enjoy a tasting from the gardens provided by the Clara White Culinary Arts center.

Jacksonville Celebrates Earth Day

Jacksonville Celebrates Earth Day

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- As part of Earth day, Shands Jacksonville will become the first green hospital in Northeast Florida.

The hospital said it has instituted a campus wide recycling program beginning Friday.

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Also today Tobacco Free Florida is encouraging Floridians to quit smoking for their health and the health of the plant. According to the organization only ten percent of cigarette butts are properly disposed of in ash receptacles.

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Girl Scot Troop 1216 will be giving away reusable bags at Publix in Neptune Beach on Atlantic Boulevard. The giveaway begins at 10 a.m.

Troop 1216 is sponsoring the activity to receive a bronze award.

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CarbuX Car Wash will celebrate Earth Day with a free car wash. As a celebration of mother earth and its grand opening, CarbuX will offer a $15 wash for free Friday through Sunday, April 24.