For Starboards Junior Ocean Ambassador Mikaela, the goal of FB (Fernandina Beach) Goes Green club is simple. Be an eco-friendly club making a change to our environment by spreading the message about our planet’s health. The club is run by kids, for kids. It is a place where they can be a voice in the…
Mikaela is a young upcoming water girl and charger that truly understands the importance of keeping our oceans clean.
With her motto of “Be Brave” Mikaela is an upcoming water girl and charger that truly understands the importance of keeping our oceans clean. Not only for a healthy environment but for the future of our planet. She continuously advocates for reducing the need for single-use plastics and helping to clean our beaches and oceans.
Mikaela has grown up in the ocean enjoying all it has to offer from being a highly competitive surfer, paddle boarding and one of the youngest girls to be foil boarding in the world. Mikaela wants to protect our ocean and its wonders for generations to come. She believes this starts with every person doing what is right. This includes leaving no trace and to do your part when it comes to keeping our beaches clean. Part of her Be Brave motto is to promote her one-piece-at-a-time effort.
If every person who stepped on a beach left no trace but also picked up even a single piece of trash how much better would we all be?
Spending so much time in the ocean, Mikaela started to see how bad things like plastic and other pollution were having on not only the ocean but all the animals. Mikaela really wanted to be able to help with not only keeping her local beaches clean but started to think about how she can influence other kids and teach them how to do better.
Mikaela presents regularly to several local surf camps and other organizations. She is teaching kids about environmental issues and is helping them to understand how they too can make a difference.
Mikaela partnered with another eco-friendly toy company, Shore Buddies, to do book readings at the local school to help teach young kids about how bad plastic can be for the ocean and its animals. In addition, Mikaela has worked with Shore Buddies on a YouTube series focusing on teaching kids about environmental issues and reducing our plastic footprint.
FB Goes Green – A youth-led environmental group
Furthermore, she wanted to create a group for kids, run by kids where they can be a voice in the community about the importance of being environmentally responsible. So, Mikaela founded FB Goes Green.
The idea was to be an eco-friendly club that can influence change in the environment by spreading the message about our planet’s health.
FB (Fernandina Beach) Goes Green partnered with another local organization called Keep Nassau Beautiful where they could adopt a road and commit to keeping it clean. FB Goes Green was the first kids’ group involved in this program. How cool would it be to have similar goes green youth clubs in other cities?
In addition to advocating an ocean-friendly lifestyle, Mikaela’s life goals include the ocean at every step. From enjoying all water activities, the ocean has to offer and following a dream of becoming a marine biologist where she hopes to make a positive impact on the health of our oceans and their creatures.