Two trash warriors have teamed up to visit 15 coastal communities to ignite conversation about the problems of plastic pollution, with Gold Coast getting a visit this week.
Tim Silverwood (co-founder Take 3) and Canadian environmentalist and adventurer Adrian Midwood are sailing the 38ft sustainable catamaran, the SV Moana from Sydney to Brisbane stopping at east coast towns on the way.
Gold Coast Catchment Association is calling for the coast’s ocean ambassadors to get together and support the clean ocean campaign.
Naomi Edwards says it is important to be aware of plastics ending up in our waterways and ocean.
“As the Gold Coast is a water city, we all need to be aware of the use of plastics. With a booming population and continual influx of tourists, raising awareness about plastics is part of the solution,” she said.
While on the Gold Coast, the sustainable vessel will be open to the public for a rare chance to get a glimpse of the floating education vessel. Constructed from plastics collected from the ocean, it is also fuelled by biodiesel.
A screening of the film Trashed will also take place. Both events take place Thursday 9 January.
11.00am – 2.00pm | Demonstration and tour about SV Moana. Broadwater Parklands, Main Arena
6.30pm | Trashed film screening. Rabbit+Cocoon, 23 Hillcrest Parade Miami ($5 entry)
More information is available by contacting Naomi Edwards, Gold Coast Catchment Association on 0423 846 494 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.