"The only candidate experienced with working with the
Duval Soil & Water Conservation District Board."
- Jacksonville local born abroad to U.S Army Family
- Small business owner specializing in environmental sustainability & conservation
- Graduate of Florida State College at Jacksonville
- Subject Matter Expert for Jacksonville City Council Subcommittee on Resiliency. Topics: Environmental Planning & Community Education.
- Duval Soil & Water Conservation District, Board Volunteer
- Allied Member of National Association of Minority Architects (NOMA)
- Board Member of U.S. Green Building Council Florida
- Board Member ACE Mentoring Program & Circle of Caring Jax
What is the Duval Soil and Water Conservation District
The Duval Soil and Water Conservation District was created in July of 1953 under the authority created by the Soil Conservation Act, passed by the Florida Legislature in 1937. The DSWCD was organized by concerned citizens of Duval Count to help landowners and users to conserve land, water, forests, wildlife and related natural resources. DSWCD is a board of 5 elected supervisors, affiliate members, and volunteers who are dedicated to community education. Ashantae is currently a volunteer with the board. The board meets at the UF/IFAS Extension office and hosts various events including “Envirothon” for high school students and “Start Farming” an event featuring a panel of farming experts.
THE GREEN FAMILY
Ashantae and her husband, Marvin Green, were married in 2013. And later that year they welcomed their son Ayden Green. Ayden was born with sickle cell disease. Desperately looking for answers on how to best support their son, the Greens turned to a green lifestyle. The focus was on a healthy environment and a healthy diet. Ayden, who is now six years old, is one of the most fun-loving children around. And the Green family has kept their deep connection to green living. They frequently source food from their outdoor garden to cook stews and snacks. And they turn their scrap food into compost to provide nutrients for the soil in their backyard!
That love for earth carries over into their community too. You will frequently see the Greens volunteering their time to aid in conservation efforts across Northeast Florida. Whether they are doing roadside litter pickups, aiding in beach cleanups or helping those in need, their commitment to community remains as steadfast as ever.
In their household there is one code: Love each other and love the earth. That’s the motto they want the First Coast to live by also. #AGreenDuvalForALL