Project Blue x Sustainable Coastlines Lahaina fundraiser - For the Blue Screening
In August 2023, unprecedented wildfires broke out on the island of Maui, Hawaii. The town of Lahaina was devastated, with at least 115 lives lost, and families in turmoil.
As the impacts of climate change are unravelling around us, and 'unprecedented' events are becoming part of the weekly news cycle, coming together as a community - from the local to the global scale - will be essential to our collective wellbeing.
Project Blue and Sustainable Coastlines Aotearoa are intrinsically connected to Hawaii through the creation of our documentary, and through SC's counterpart in Hawaii. So, we decided it was fitting to come together to fundraise for the Lahaina recovery.
Project Blue's documentary film For The Blue will be screened on September 28th at The Flagship - Sustainable Coastlines epic hub for sustainability in Wynyard Quarter, with doors opening at 6.30 pm. Following the film will be a Q&A with the Project Blue team, and space for kōrero.
‘For The Blue’ was created and funded by Project Blue - a group of young ocean loving Kiwis. It details how plastic pollution is damaging our environment, and how we contribute to this problem here in Aotearoa, whilst showing the real world solutions on how to fix it.
This film takes you on the three year journey of the Project Blue team. They have documented the plastic crisis in places like Hawaii, Malaysia and at home here in New Zealand, to understand the consequences of our consumption and what happens when plastic waste ends up in the environment.
Project Blue speaks to people who are leading the plastic free movement, whilst documenting how we can all be part of the solution, rather than the problem.
Their goal for this documentary is to inspire the next generation of change makers, to think big about the issues we face, and act upon them.
View the trailer & learn more about Project Blue here - http://projectblue.co.nz/
Tickets are on a koha basis. We suggest a minimum of $15 per person - however any donation within means is greatly appreciated (we know times are tough out there..).
We are engaging with the community to determine the most direct route to provide the funds. Attendees will be updated when they are delivered.
We look forward to sharing the space with you!