Poly, a loggerhead sea turtle made from foam to-go containers, was one of the highlights of the EcoFair recently held at Glynn Place Mall. EcoFair was hosted by Green Scene of Coastal Georgia, a group of individuals representing various organizations in Glynn County. EcoFair showcases sustainable businesses and products and provides an educational opportunity for people living in or visiting the Golden Isles.

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant assisted with planning the event and participated as a vendor to highlight our programs, from marine debris and litter prevention to septic tank maintenance and seafood safety. A highlight this year was the craft area set up in the center of the venue where children could create colorful jellyfish and flowers from plastic water bottles and up-cycled dog toys from used t-shirts.

Poly, the foam loggerhead sea turtle, made her debut during April at a community up-cycled art exhibit and the EcoFair. The display was created by artists in Glynn County to help raise awareness about consumer debris, such as plastic foam and bags, littering the oceans and harming marine life.