Mon, 22 Feb|
Big Screen Cinemas - Caloundra
Environmental Activism in the mobile phone and social media age.
Time & Location
22 Feb 2021, 7:00 pm
Big Screen Cinemas - Caloundra, 11 Bulcock St, Caloundra QLD 4551, Australia
About the Event
Trailer here WILD THINGS is a feature length documentary that follows a new generation of environmental activists that are mobilising against forces more powerful than themselves and saying, enough. Armed only with mobile phones, this growing army of eco warriors will do whatever it takes to save their futures from the ravages of climate change. From chaining themselves to coal trains, sitting high in the canopy of threatened rainforest for days on end or locking onto bulldozers, their non-violent tactics are designed to generate mass action with one finger tap. Messages go viral within seconds. It's a far cry from the heady days of the Franklin River Blockade when street marches were the only way to be heard.
“Wild Things’ Movie Night – Monday 22nd February 2021 – BigScreen Cinemas, Caloundra
Friends of Moffat and Shelly invite you to the documentary “Wild Things” on Monday 22nd of February at 7pm at the Caloundra Bigscreen Movie theatre to explore what others in Australia are doing about environmental issues. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. The event aims to raise awareness about the environmental values of our area. The bar is open beforehand from 6.30pm so come and chat!!
The Sunshine Coast Regional Council has advertised a “have your say” survey as the first step in a bigger Shelly Beach – Moffat Beach Coastal Study to find the right balance for our residents, our wildlife, and our coastal biodiversity. The study findings will help inform future council management of the area. The survey is open until 1 March 2021 and can be accessed on the council website here: https://haveyoursay.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/shelly-beach-moffat-beach-coastal-study.
Shelly Beach and Moffat Beach are very different beaches and need to be managed accordingly. Shelly Beach is a unique and relatively “wild” natural beach. Loggerhead turtles, a critically endangered species, nest at Shelly Beach which has a high proportion of the nests on the Sunshine Coast. Loggerheads are under significant threat in part from loss of adequate nesting sites due to lights from houses and cars, as well as dune erosion, which all inhibit successful nesting.
Have your say on the Council survey. Our planet is threatened by climate change and local environmental action is required to ensure global biodiversity in our area is maintained.
Tickets for School age-University Students