New Years Resolution: Smog of the Sea

Your New Year’s Resolution:

“To go plastic bag free in 2018 and inspire 5 friends to join me”

How

  1. Host a movie night at your place
  2. Collect donations for Passage Adventures ($15pp suggested)
  3. Watch and be inspired
  4. Pledge to do ALL of 2018 Plastic Free

The Movie

The easy part is organising the movie, you can simply follow the link below (we suggest ordering some pizza on the night, easy catering and plastic free!).

Then invite 5 friends. Think of 5 people you think will join you to make a difference. Let them know you want them to join you for a New Year’s resolution movie night. Think of friends who want to take an easy next step for our oceans. Let them know 2018 is going to be plastic bag free (see more below) and you want to start now, with them!

Where to find the film

https://vimeo.com/181069340
Password: blueblueblue
To download the full length film go to the link above and enter the password.

The Smog of the Sea chronicles a 1-week journey through the remote waters of the Sargasso Sea.
Marine scientist Marcus Eriksen invited onboard an unusual crew to help him study the sea:
renowned surfers Keith & Dan Malloy, musician Jack Johnson, spearfisher woman Kimi Werner, and
bodysurfer Mark Cunningham become citizen scientists on a mission to assess the fate of plastics in the world’s oceans.

After years of hearing about the famous “garbage patches” in the ocean’s gyres, the crew is stunned to learn that the patches are a myth: the waters stretching to the horizon are clear blue, with no islands of trash in sight. But as the crew sieves the water and sorts through their haul, a more disturbing reality sets in: a fog of microplastics permeates the world’s oceans, trillions of nearly invisible plastic shards making their way up the marine food chain. You can clean up a garbage patch, but how do you stop a fog?

Using nostalgic super-8 footage, sparkling underwater cinematography, an original score by Jack Johnson and shipmate Simon Beins, and live action footage of the crew’s research, The Smog of the Sea provides a new perspective on the once pristine oceans, and makes an artful call to action for rethinking the scourge of the sea — single-use plastic. Directed by Peabody Award-winning and Emmy-nominated filmmaker Ian Cheney (King Corn, The City Dark, The Search for General Tso).
Run time: 30 minutes. / Format: HD 1920×1080, 23.98fps, Stereo

Plastic Bags

By July 2018 you will not be able to get plastic bags in Queensland!! The Queensland Government is introducing a State wide ban. Plastic shopping bags less than 35 microns in thickness (a lightweight plastic shopping bag) will no longer be able to be supplied to the customer – either sold or given away. This includes compostable, degradable and biodegradable bags. You can learn more  HERE

But why wait? We are asking you to get in the habit now! It is as simple as taking your reuseable bag, having some in your car, or in your bag. If you get to the shops without one, ask for a box, or make do without, there are ways!

Print off the image below and get a selfie with the pledge, post it on Facebook, and tag @passageadventures!

Donations

As most of you know, we are fundraising for The Tangaroa Blue Foundation and The Living Oceans Society. We are asking you to collect $15 from each of your friends to help with our fundraising. Kee the cash and do a direct donation on our chuffed fundraising page:

https://www.chuffed.org/project/paddling-for-a-cleaner-ocean