6 simple steps to become a BLUE COMMUNITY
Host a screening of BLUE
There are two ways to host a screening:
1) A public screening in your community or school
To host a public screening you will need to purchase a screening license. Costs vary depending on whether you're charging admission or it's a free event, and on the number of audience members. Education licenses start at AUD $50.00
2) A cinema screening in your local cinema.
Hosting is easy: just pick the date, time, and venue where you want to host your screening and their team will liaise with the cinema for you. You just need to promote the screening so enough tickets are reserved for it to go ahead.
Check out our Screenings & Discussion Guide on how to host your own screening and make it a success! You'll find other great free resources on that page.
Become a Plastic Free community
Ban plastic bags, straws at shops and schools. Ask supermarkets to stock their products with as little plastic as possible - for those who continue to use over-the-top packaging, take photos and share them on social media to raise the pressure. Get the whole community involved in Plastic Free July. Check out 1LessStraw for resources on going plastic free in schools and organisations.
Encourage your local cafés to join Responsible Cafés
Responsible Cafés connects thoughtful cafes with conscious consumers in an effort to reduce or eliminate disposable coffee cups by offering a discount to customers with reuseable takeaway cups.
Host a community beach clean up
Work with groups like Take 3 for the Sea, Two Hands Project, and Surfrider Foundation to facilitate local beach clean ups. Get involved in Clean Up Australia Day every year. Use powerful social media channels like Facebook and Instagram to connect with others your local community and spread the word on your clean ups.
Start a Boomerang Bags movement in your community
Boomerang Bags is a grassroots, community driven movement tackling plastic pollution at its source.
Volunteers from all walks of life get together to make re-useable ‘boomerang bags’ using recycled materials, as a means to provide a sustainable alternative to plastic bags.
The bags are given away to friends, family, colleagues, bagless strangers and so on, as a plastic bag alternative that can be used and reused, or passed on to others in need.
Write to your local MP demanding ocean protection
Ask for their support on Marine Parks and shark protection policies.
Want to do more? Become an Ocean Guardian by pledging to take action.
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