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Green Chamber Unveils ‘Green Zone’ at 2021 WellFest

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.  (March 26, 2021) — The North Florida Green Chamber of Commerce, making it cool and convenient to Be Green, launched its new Green Zone Program at WellFest this month at Johansen Park in Atlantic Beach, Fla.

Christina W. Kelcourse, Esq, CFP, CRPC, Executive Director, North Florida Green Chamber of Commerce (left) and NFGCC Intern Ashley Stephenson at WellFest 2021.

“The Green Zone allows participants at festivals, trade shows and events in Northeast Florida to learn more about becoming a more sustainable business in a fun and casual way while interacting with attendees and other vendors and exhibitors,” noted Christina W. Kelcourse, Esq, CFP, CRPC, Executive Director, North Florida Green Chamber of Commerce.

The Green Zone was created by the Green Chamber to recognize the important, sustainable work that so many businesses are doing in Northeast Florida. It is easy, free, and a win-win for everyone. It connects businesses with the Green Chamber, connects consumers with businesses, helps promote local events, and starts the conversation about going green. 

Events participating in the Green Zone Program will distribute the Green Zone Playbook to their vendors. To be a part of the Green Zone, vendors review NFGCC suggestions for sustainable events, identify areas to make changes, and share their plans with NFGCC.  NFGCC will highlight events with a Green Zone, as well as promote Green Zone vendors on the day of the event by sending visitors to their booths.

In its third year the festival was about local health and wellness business, a maker’s market with local artisans, a kid’s market, Grounds of Grace Coffee, and food from Homespun Kitchen and Big Island Bowls. The Baptist Health Stage also offered a full schedule. WellFest is a family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

Meraki Wellness, Inc. was established in support of the inaugural Beaches WellFest. The non-profit’s vision is to see the growth of WellFest nationwide, providing education to the public by connecting local resources with their communities to build relationships that support improved wellness. Meraki’s goals include the growth of WellFest into five locations in five years.

NFGCC is a regional networking organization for all sizes of businesses and community organizations including non-profits that emphasize green and sustainable business practices.

In addition to promoting the economic success of NFGCC members using environmental, socially responsible, and sustainable practices, the North Florida chapter offers educational events, job fairs, the Green Marketplace, a coaching program, a Buyers Club (volume purchasing program), a newsletter as well as sponsorship opportunities.  

To learn more email [email protected], call (904) 878-3474 or visit


Welcome to The North Florida Green Chamber of Commerce (NFGCC) where being green is cool and convenient!  Today, more businesses than ever understand how critical it is to grow in ways that are sustainable financially, but also socially and environmentally. NFGCC is a 501(c)6 non-profit member organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla. and established in 2018 to advance sustainable business in Northeast Florida through networking, education, and advocacy. NFGCC is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and is a member of the U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce.

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