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JAXPORT employees celebrated Earth Day this week by cleaning up trash along a two-mile stretch of Heckscher Drive in North Jacksonville between the JAXPORT Cruise Terminal and the port’s Blount Island Marine Terminal.
JAXPORT adopted this section of road last year through the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) Adopt-A-Highway program. In total, employees collected more than 100 bags of trash, several tires, luggage, furniture, a cooler, electronics, and a piece of a floating dock. The estimated weight of the garbage is 980 pounds, about a hundred pounds more than JAXPORT employees collected along the same stretch of road last year.
“JAXPORT’s commitment to our community extends far beyond our facility gates,” said JAXPORT CEO Eric Green. “I’m proud to see our employees come together once again to clean up this important roadway which serves as the entrance to our cargo and cruise terminals—connecting our region’s businesses and residents to the world.”
From being a global leader in the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a clean marine fuel to incorporating eco-friendly initiatives in port growth projects, JAXPORT is committed to environmental protection and stewardship. JAXPORT and Jacksonville University are partners in Connected, an educational program that raises awareness about the importance of a healthy St. Johns River. Learn more about Connected and all of JAXPORT’s environmental initiatives at JAXPORT.com/environment.
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