Tanner Tuesday: Q&A with Tim Silverwood
May 13, 2014
from 06:00 PM to 10:00 PM
|Where||Godfrey Tanner Bar|
|Contact Name||Campus Life|
|Contact Phone||0249 54322|
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This week we'll be celebrating Green Week at UoN by screening environmental documentary 'Bag It' in the Derkenne Courtyard, then Tim Silverwood from Take 3 joins us for a special Q&A session for from 6pm.
In 2009 Tim Silverwood began thinking about proactive ways in which the public could contribute to reducing the amount of waste entering the oceans. After collaborating with a group of surfers, beach-lovers and a marine biologist, the non-profit organisation ‘Take 3 – A Clean Beach Initiative’ was born.
The ‘Take 3’ message is simple: take 3 pieces of rubbish when you leave the beach, waterway or…anywhere and you have made a difference. By reducing the amount of marine debris in our environment and waterways, the impacts of marine debris on innocent organisms and ecosystems can be reduced. ‘Take 3’ empowers the general community to be proactive on the issue of marine debris, whilst reminding them to be responsible for the thoughtful disposal of their own rubbish. It will act as a portal to educate the wider community about marine debris and ongoing research/ findings about the harmful effects of plastics in the ocean.
Sample something a little bit different each week at Godfrey Tanner Bar with Tanner Tuesday, from knitting to open mic and debates - Tanner Tuesday is fun, free and the perfect excuse to be at the pub on a school night.