About Fill a Bag
Fill a Bag Story
FillABag was founded in Key Biscayne, Florida in 2018 after winning a small grant from the Miami Foundation’s Public Space Challenge.
By activating FillABag Stations at beach paths, our mission is to empower people to turn ordinary beach walks into meaningful clean ups by providing reusable buckets to fill with trash as they stroll.
National Institute of Health studies indicates that people of all ages, races, genders, and backgrounds benefit from connections with others while engaging in environmental activism. After participating in beach clean ups, people are more confident in their knowledge about their environments and more observant of marine life.
There’s a movement happening. Grassroots organizations are regularly conducting volunteer clean up events. FillABag is making it easier to engage people to make every day clean-up day.
FillABag continues to expand in the region and beyond. With the support of donors, locasl champions and the Key Biscayne Community Foundation, over 35 FAB Stations have been activated so far thoughout Florida, Cape Cod, MA. and most recently at Dauphin Island, AL.
Manny’s love for the ocean began while growing up in Key Biscayne, Florida. Carefree (and device-free) days were spent outside; riding bikes to secret fishing holes, exploring mangroves, diving local reefs, climbing fruit trees, and launching from rope swings into the waters around his island paradise. After graduating in 1989 from Boston College with a Marketing degree, Manny moved to San Francisco where he began a 10-year teaching career in the City’s diverse Mission District. Adapting to the “Whole Language” teaching method, where educators would select a theme, and incorporate content areas around it, he set a singular tone each year: The Ocean. Returning to his beloved island in 1998, he raised 3 wonderful children. After leaving the classroom, Manny continued his career in the Education Technology sector. When he’s not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, making connections within his community, coaching little league baseball, leading Chico’s Stand-Up Paddle Club, co-hosting a weekly podcast called The No One’s Listening Show, and of course…being a steward for his first love…the ocean.
Nancy Levitt Davis
Nancy Levitt Davis is a Miami native who, after 15 years working and studying in New York, was called back to the sunshine and beaches of Key Biscayne. Nancy enjoys practicing her marketing, management, and fundraising expertise to help further the environmental and community-building efforts of FillABag and partners. A mother of three teenage sons and a dog, Nancy spends free time on the playing field, in the spinning studio, dancing to live music, discovering Miami’s diverse cultural life, giving back to her community, and in the company of family and friends.
James Duncan cofounded his eponymous design company with his wife and partner Miriam eighteen years ago. It is a full-service design firm as well as a “to the trade” bespoke furniture company selling in New York, LA, Miami, and Toronto.
James Duncan Inc. has completed residential and commercial projects in Florida and New York, Colorado as well as the Caribbean, Latin America, and Europe.
James Duncan Inc has been named to the prestigious Luxe Gold list in 2020, 2021 and 2022 which recognizes the top 20 most influential design and architecture companies in Florida.
In 2019 James Duncan was sponsored by Goldman Saks for their 10SKB program.
James Duncan Inc. is a recipient of a 2017 Architectural Digest “Great Design Award” for New Ravenna’s Indus stone and bronze mosaic tile design.
His work has been featured in Elle Décor, Interior Design Magazine, Architectural Digest, Interiors, House Beautiful, House and Garden, Avenue Magazine, New York Spaces, Vogue, Domino, The New York Times, and many other publications.
BE HAPPY, BE MINDFUL,
BE GRATEFUL, AND GIVE BACK
We turn simple daily beach walks into meaningful cleanup experiences
by picking up plastic and trash with buckets available at FillABag stations