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Wednesday 20 November 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Stonehaven Town Hall
This event is supported by NEAT but not promoted by NEAT – all enquires should be made to the promoter via the link at the bottom of this page
Follow Cal Major’s extraordinary journey from Lands End to John O Groats on a stand-up paddleboard to raise awareness of plastic pollution.
About this Event
In 2018, Ocean Advocate and Veterinary Surgeon Cal Major became the first person to stand-up paddleboard the entire length of the UK, from Land’s End to John O’Groats, setting a new World Record for the fastest time to do so.
The expedition, which took almost two months and saw Cal paddle almost 1000 miles, was part of her Paddle Against Plastic campaign, calling on positive solutions and grassroots and community activism to tackle the important issue of plastic pollution. She also raised almost £10,000 for mental health charities.
The film ‘Vitamin Sea’, one hour and eight minutes long, documents the expedition, and was filmed and edited by award-winning photographer and film-maker James Appleton.
“People Protect What They Love” – Jacques Cousteau
People Protect What They Love. But they only love what they know. The film focuses on the importance of reconnecting to nature in order to drive a desire to protect it. It also looks into the importance of time in nature for our mental wellbeing, and how appreciating this may help us better understand the need to protect it.
The film will be screened in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal 12, Responsible Consumption and Production and Goal 14, Life Below Water.
The event is aimed at:
- parents and young people interested in protecting our local and global communities
- educators wishing to further their own interest and access resources for the classroom
- Community groups and organisations with an interest in sustainability
Donations are welcomed via Eventbrite, or on the door. There will also be a raffle on the night. Donations will be split between:
Surfers Against Sewage – UK wide charity tackling plastic pollution in our seas.
Aberdeen & Stonehaven Yacht Club – covering costs of using their premises and a bit more.
Aberdeen For A Fairer World – Covering the film licence and admin costs.
Aberdeen For A Fairer World is an Aberdeen-based charity with an education resource department called the Montgomery Development Education Centre. Receiving core funding from the Scottish Government, we work with teachers and education staff across Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Moray, Orkney and Shetland to embed Learning for Sustainability, particularly Global Citizenship Education, into the classroom.
We are also involved in a number of projects with organisations and young people across Scotland to empower people to be agents for positive change in their communities. If you think that we can compliment your own work, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
**PLEASE NOTE, The current venue holds up to 25 people seated and so initial tickets are limited to this number. However, if tickets are all gone, please register for the WAITING LIST and if there is enough demand then we will try to change the venue.***
Donations online or at the door
Limited number of tickets