The Kiama Blue Festival has been organised to help raise awareness around the issues of pollution, specifically plastics, in our marine environment. It is a coming together of local organisations working to keep our environment cleaner.
“We believe there is no planet ‘B’ and it’s paramount we work towards a sustainable future,” says Jasmine Rapela.
“Kiama is the perfect backdrop for the festival as not only is it surrounded by beautiful beaches, but we are lucky enough to have in place excellent sustainable practices already. This is just an extension of that.
“We aim to take away the ‘hippy’ stigma of caring for the environment and make it common practice for generations to come.”
The Festival aims to encourage the community to think about the impact rubbish has on the environment and how we can change our behaviour around marine litter.
There will be a beach clean sponsored by Sydney Water and done to the sounds of the Junkyard Beats Band, followed by a sausage sizzle and great giveaways.
It will also be a chance to get acquainted with AUSMAP, a new citizen science project investigating microplastics on our beaches and in our waterways.
Details: Saturday 1 December, Black Beach, 9-1pm.
Registrations from 9am, with the clean-up from 9.30-10.30am. Free bbq at 10.30am.