Plastic Free July with Tim Silverwood
Tim Silverwood is coming to the Sunshine Coast to help inspire more people to take on the Plastic Free July challenge.
Sunshine Coast Council has engaged EnviroCom to coordinate several events with Tim Silverwood, co-founder of Take 3 Clean Beach Initiative over July. Over the past 12 months, EnviroCom has been delivering a marine debris trial on behalf of the Sunshine Coast Council. The purpose of the trial was to engage the community in a number of beach rubbish clean-up activities focusing on non-bathing reserves. The report highlighted the high level of engagement and beach clean-up activity by the Sunshine Coast community. There was 131 beach clean-up activities recorded in the Australian Marine Debris Initiative (AMDI) database.
To introduce the next stage of Council’s marine debris project and to promote Plastic Free July, EnviroCom is coordinating several events for Council including a community screening of the documentary ‘A Plastic Ocean’ with a Q&A opportunity with Tim Silverwood and a panel of local experts. There will also be a screening for schools where students can participate in a workshop with Tim to discuss their ideas regarding the issue of marine debris.
For more information on the documentary A Plastic Ocean please visit https://www.plasticoceans.org/film/ and for more information on the development of sustainability education and behaviour change programs for your community, organisation or region, please contact EnviroCom.