We were invited to have a stall at the City of Stonnington Spring into Gardening 2013 Celebration.Â The idea was to provide Melbournian kids and families with the opportunity to thinkÂ about howÂ single use plastics are affecting marine wildlife and to provide them with the opportunity to ReuseÂ Creatively these materials.
These are some of the images and messages that decorated our beautiful stall:
It was a great family event. Thanks to all who were brave enough to battle the weather. Special thanks to our little visitors and our big helpers Mani, Fabiola, Amanda, Alberto and Emma!
As I mentioned on my last post we were also making a second banner for the mural that will be on display at the Toorak library. This is how it turned out. Stunning!
For me it was an opportunity to produce an event targeted for a large crowd (instead ofÂ a workshop). After a few weeks of preparation and planning, the day came but unfortunately due to the weather there were a lot less visitors than expected. The day was still very special, great crowd, food and activities. There were many insightful conversations with the people who stopped at our stallÂ but one in particular made my day: A mom was standing waiting for her daughter to finish a piece, she read the sign that says “Balloons are plastics, don’t release them they will land and we will mistake them for food” and she said to her daughter, “oh! we must stop releasing our balloons, we didn’t know they could hurt animals!” It felt great to see the little one’s enthusiasm with the activity and to know that our message could change how people dispose of their plastics. Looking forward to many more events like this one!