EPB - UNF Environmental Symposium
September 14, 2018
This event was hosted by the city's Environmental Protection Board. This year's theme was "Investment, Innovation And Action - Leading The Way To A Sustainable Future." University students and interested residents from all across Jacksonville attended to learn more about health and safety, sustainability, and air, water and ground quality. Fight Blight was on hand to inform attendees about upcoming neighborhood clean-up events, as well as how to download and utilize the MyJax App to report blight in their neighborhoods.
This great event held at the Cummer Museum brought out more than 2,000 citizens interested in understanding our shared natural environment in and around the neighborhoods of Jacksonville. The Fight Blight team was on hand to educate the citizens about the Fight Blight initiative and MyJax app. Along with yoga, plein-air artists, live music, and eco-friendly art projects, representatives from various environmental agencies, governmental and private, gave of their time to make this event a success.
3rd Annual Collard Green Fall Festival
November 17, 2018
This festival offered families the chance to pick fresh fruits and vegetables, addressing the issue of food disparities in our communities. Some of the featured activities at this event included celebrity chefs cooking up their best dishes using collard greens, a family fun zone with bounce house, face painting and games, and the Fight Blight booth where attendees could spin the prize wheel to win fun promotional items. An extra special prize was awarded to anyone who mentioned that they use MyJax App or took the opportunity to download it on-site. More than 267 Jacksonville residents visited the booth to learn more about how they could help Fight Blight in their neighborhoods.