Take 3 for the Sea is known all over Australia for its educational programs that teach people about the problem of plastic pollution and inspire them to take action to protect the ocean. But next month, Take 3 is adding something new to its array of community events – Seaside Scavenges!
At a Seaside Scavenge, litter collected by participants from local beaches, waterways and parklands becomes a currency in a pop-up market to purchase pre-loved clothes and other goods that have been donated by the local community. During these ‘cash for trash’ events, there are live performances by local musicians, workshops and talks by local community groups working in waste reduction and environmental conservation. Trash, Tunes, Treasure – all in a relaxed festival atmosphere that’s fun for everyone, from children to grandparents.
Take 3’s first Seaside Scavenge will be held at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, NSW on Sunday 18 September, from 10 am to 2 pm. Everyone, old and young, is welcome to attend. Registration is free and easy – you can sign up here: Register
Take 3 CEO, Jacquie Riddell explains why Take 3 is adding the Scavenges to its roster of events: “Seaside Scavenges are family-friendly community events designed to increase public awareness of litter, single-use plastic and waste reduction techniques, specifically how waste impacts the natural environment and how both individuals and groups can be part of the solution. They provide the perfect venue to encourage people to take action to reduce plastic pollution and spread the Take 3 message. We are delighted to be rolling out our first event at Balmoral Beach in Mosman, NSW and we are hoping to run many more Scavenges in the coming months.”
Hannah Regan, Take 3’s Event Manager is excited to be running Take 3’s first Seaside Scavenge:
“We are looking forward to a fantastic day at Balmoral Beach! The event will be hosted by our wonderful Take 3 team and will showcase local waste-wise and environmentally conscious initiatives from Defy Design, Sydney Institute of Marine Science, Friends of Chowder Bay, Zero Emissions North Sydney, Ocean Action Pod. Whilst wandering through the event people will be able to sip a Bike n Blend Juice, get their face painted at Little Footprint Parties, create art with Wildcard Sue and be serenaded by Jye Sharp music – all whilst learning a little more about how they can get involved in protecting the stunning environment around Mosman.
When is the first Seaside Scavenge?
Balmoral Beach, Mosman, NSW
Sunday 18 September
10am – 2pm
Registration is free and easy – sign up here: Register