As I’ve mentioned before the good people at Connecting Southern Gold Coast have enlisted Climate Wave Enterprises services to supply advice and hands on sustainable practises for some events during the Bleach festival.
“This street Festival includes, the POP UP Bleach* art galleries in Surf World’s car park, roving performances, children’s workshops and music performances by stellar acts.
Bleach* Street will also see the world theatrical premiere of the much-loved Gold Coast children’s book, The Surfer and The Mermaid. If that’s not enough action for you, peruse Bleach* Street’s outdoor designer market stalls presented by The Village Markets and Coolangatta Craft Markets”.
“Gold Coast City Council’s Active Travel program encourages you to ‘change the way you move’ and make Active Travel choices as part of your everyday life. Why not choose to walk, cycle or catch public transport to the Bleach Festival and you will be contributing to a cleaner, greener Gold Coast”. Active Travel have generously donated bicycle racks which will be located opposite the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary entrance. Everyone that rides their bike will be given an Active Travel reusable drink bottle as a thank you for reducing our carbon footprint.
Now don’t get scared but there will be monsters lurking around the waste & recycling bins, no not to eat you but to keep an eye that we are using the correct receptacles as part of our waste management program. The Plastic Bag Monsters are a part of Surfrider Foundations ‘Rise Above Plastics’ campaign to reduce the amount we use and promote alternatives. Surfrider will also have their plastic wave set up next to Surf World and will be asking patrons to take a pledge to reduce or stop their indulgence with this polluting product.
The Plastic Bag Monsters will be selecting people throughout the event that show recycling prowess and presenting them with wonderful products where you can “experience a natural miracle with the Organic Care personal care range from Natures Organics. Rejuvenate your hair and skin with natural, plant derived ingredients that care for your skin while caring for the environment. Being natural never felt so good”. The other great thing about these products are the containers are made from plant based derivatives and Organic Care is an Australian made product.
The Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary will be looking after the catering for the day with excellent food and drinks. If you look closely you’ll notice that no plastic will be seen on site only alternatives, like vegetable based products that do a better job than plastic plates & cutlery and are compost-able.
That’s all for now but keep your eyes on the Bleach* surfing the fringe festival website for the program which runs over 16 days encompassing 55 events.
Look forward to seeing there!
Greg Howell & Guil Araujo
Working with the planet