BLUE Screening and Q&A with Tim Silverwood

When: March 3, 2019

Sun 3 March — 6:00pm-7:45pm — Randwick Ritz

Join Randwick Council for a screening of the award-winning environmental documentary BLUE, followed by a Q&A with Tim Silverwood, co-founder of Take 3 for the Sea. 

Click here for the trailer.

This event will support the work of Take 3 for the Sea - a not-for-profit organisation committed to reducing plastic pollution and promoting the transition to a circular economy through education and participation. 

Please remember your reusable cups and bottles to help us reduce single-use plastics at this event.

  • 6:00pm - Screening of BLUE
  • 7:15pm - Q&A with Tim Silverwood
  • 7:45pm - Event concludes

Bookings essential

Cost $5 — book through Eventbrite booking site

About BLUE

BLUE is the story our generation need to hear. The industrialisation that has occurred in the oceans over the last century mirrors the events that triggered mass extinctions on land. Industrial scale fishing, habitat destruction, species loss and pollution have placed the ocean in peril. The very nature of the sea is being irretrievably altered. BLUE is a provocative journey into the ocean realm, witnessing this critical moment in time when the marine world is on a precipice.

Our ocean has been the guardian of life on earth. Now it is our turn to be guardians for the ocean.


About Tim Silverwood and Take 3 for the Sea

Tim Silverwood is a passionate advocate for protecting our oceans and environment from human impacts. A keen surfer, Tim became alarmed at the increasing risks plastic pollution posed to our oceans and wildlife, co-founding the not-for-profit organisation ‘Take 3’ in 2009.

Take 3 are committed to reducing plastic pollution and promoting the transition to a circular economy through education and participation. Their message is simple: Take 3 pieces of rubbish with you when you leave the beach, waterway… or anywhere special, and you’ve made a difference.

About Randwick Council's single-use plastic ban

Single use plastics such as plastic bags, drink bottles and drinking straws were banned from all Randwick City Council operations and events from 1 July 2018. The decision from the Council Meeting in June 2018 is inline with a worldwide movement to decrease plastic usage to reduce plastics pollution and micro-plastics entering the food stream.

In addition to banning single-use plastics as part of Council operations, organisers of Council-supported events, festivals and major activities would also be required from 1 January 2019 to not use single-use plastics. Exemptions would apply for emergency situations where single-use bottled water may be required because of excessive temperatures. Randwick Council will also develop a waste education program to assist and encourage local businesses and community groups to reduce single use plastics.