Working with AVID Property Group who is supporting the Take 3 for the sea movement. Take 3 is committed to reducing plastic pollution through education and public participation.
In collaboration with Take 3 co-founder Tim Silverwood, AVID has hosted a series of Take 3 events across Australia’s eastern seaboard. The latest event took place at Bloomdale, Diggers Rest, Victoria.
By enabling local communities to get behind the Take 3 initiative, AVID is supporting Take 3 in its mission to inspire genuine change, creating a cleaner environment for future generations.
The school visit was to Diggers Rest primary school. Here, the students were captivated by Tim Silverwood’s presentation on the issue of plastic pollution & the story of Take 3. After the presentation there was a litter clean up around the school. To finish off, the students brainstormed ideas on how they could avoid creating waste & avoid single use plastic at home & within their community. All of the students were extremely motivated to keep removing rubbish from the environment and learn how they can make changes within their community.
Friday night saw Bloomdale residents attend the exclusive screening of the award-winning documentary, Blue the film, at the Reading Cinemas Sunbury. The confronting yet empowering film unveiling the devastating impacts we as a human race are having on our oceans. There were definitely a few tears shed throughout the film, however, I believe everyone left feeling empowered to continue conversations and make positive change.
The final activity on Saturday saw the local community congregate at Bloomdale Oval for a clean up, debris audit and barbecue. After only an hour of cleaning up, I was shocked to see how much waste there was on what looked like a clean oval and surrounding area. It was scary to really see how much waste ends up in our oceans if we as individuals don’t take care of our waste disposal and choices to use single use products.