One Spark Creator-The Girls Gone Green

There are few projects with the ability to capture so many great causes: environment, animals and health. The Girls Gone Green have been growing strong here in Jacksonville for more than 5 years, but the group is ready to move to the next level. After establishing successful local campaigns like No Meat March, Northeast Florida Veg Fest, Hang Up the Foam, and Delicacies of Despair, the Girls now want to build regionally with a conference on animal/environment/food issues right here in Jacksonville. A regional conference of this kind could put Jacksonville on the map for all the right reasons, building on the great things we have to offer here in our city.

“Becoming a One Spark project is our response to an increased demand of more sustainable practices, humane choices and healthier alternatives. We are doing as much as we can as a volunteer-run organization, but if we are going to create the snowball effect that is necessary, then we need to be giving these important issues the time and attention they deserve. Donations will help secure many of the things we’d like to accomplish by providing us the resources we so desperately need,” says Julie Watkins, Executive Director of The Girls Gone Green. Learn more about what supporting The Girls Gone Green would mean for Jacksonville. With a vote for Project No. 20336, a little goes a long way.

About Shannon Blankinship

Shannon Blankinship is the Outreach Director for St. Johns Riverkeeper and contributes regularly via the “On The River” column building awareness for the many issues that impact the St. Johns River. Shannon received her B.S. from Purdue University in Natural Resources Economics and Policy and her J.D. from Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville. She is currently an elected official in Duval County serving on the Soil and Water Conservation District. She is a board member for the local nonprofit The Girls Gone Green and regularly contributes articles affecting animals and health. She is a Springfield resident and works to promote all things great in the urban core neighborhoods.