Litter Hotspots: Turn off the Tap!
Litter, and specifically plastic pollution, is everyone's problem. Luckily, it is also a problem that you can help solve yourself! Over the next 2 years, the EcoCentre will be working with schools and the community in the Yarra catchment area on litter prevention education. We will be showing our award-winning documentary 'Baykeepers' and engaging people about littering behaviour. After all, what happens in the 'burbs, impacts on the Bay... By turning off the litter-tap upstream, we protect our wildlife and ourselves from plastic pollution. The Connies will be helping us with this, so keep an eye out for them at your upcoming local community festival.
True to EcoCentre style, we're not going at it alone. We will be working with our amazing community partners the Yarra Riverkeeper, Friends of Westgate Park, Beach Patrol and Upper Yarra Landcare, who will be monitoring litter. The Yarra Riverkeeper is helping us with river trawls.
Since this year, we have also had the pleasure of working with the great people who are making the new documentary A Drop In The Ocean. Stay tuned into their facebook page as they regularly interview inspiring people who are making a positive impact and 'trickle up change'.
Our team of EcoCentre marine pollution volunteers are looking into nurdle pollution in our waterways. No idea what a nurdle is? Watch this excellent 5 minute video by Kim Preshoff:
Turn Off The Tap is a Litter Hotspots project, funded by the Victorian Government.
14 December 2016 - 3:30pmWooden bridge across Elster Creek, Elwood (Wave St & Paul Hester Walk)
17 December 2016 - 10:00amEcoCentre, 55A Blessington Street St Kilda
21 December 2016 - 6:00pmEcoCentre Meeting Room
5 January 2017 - 10:30amPoint Lonsdale
8 January 2017 - 10:30amRye