Fighting for Trash Free Seas!
Please spread the news and join us at the 2018 International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day at Cuttings Beach, Merebank & Treasure Beach this weekend!
Harnessing the Power of People to Fight Ocean Trash
The International Coastal Cleanup began more than 30 years ago, when communities rallied together with the common goal of collecting and documenting the trash littering their coastline.
The movement was catalyzed by the passion and spirit of two committed individuals. Back in 1986, Linda Maraniss moved to Texas from Washington, DC, where she had been working for Ocean Conservancy.
She’d been inspired by the work her Ocean Conservancy colleague Kathy O’Hara was doing on a groundbreaking report called Plastics in the Ocean: More than a Litter Problem that would be published the next year.
Linda and Kathy reached out to the Texas General Land Office, local businesses and other dedicated ocean-lovers, and planned what would become Ocean Conservancy’s first Cleanup. They asked volunteers to go beyond picking up trash and record each item collected on a standardized data card in order to identify ways to eliminate ocean trash in the future.
The Cleanup has grown immensely in the 30 years since Linda and Kathy’s first Cleanup. Volunteers from states and territories throughout the U.S. and more than 100 countries come together each year and participate in a Cleanup event near them.
Expect a weekend of super loaded portside fun for all ages at this year’s Durban Port Festival, hosted by Transnet National Ports Authority. The festival will include tours of naval vessels, a maritime careers and business exhibition, arts and crafts, a lifestyle village with food and drinks for all tastes and a 5km fun run. Dj HappyGal will be on the the decks throughout the weekend and you can also catch live performances by popular South African music artists including Saturday 29 September with Holly Rey at 4.30pm, Junior De Rocka at 5pm and DJ Tira at 6pm, while on Sunday 30 September Lady Zamar headlines at 4.30pm. No alcohol, weapons or cooler boxes will be permitted.
Venues: Port of Durban: N-Shed at the passenger / cruise terminal, Port Entrance 3, Quayside Road (off Margaret Mncadi / Victoria Embankment), as well as in the vicinity of the Royal Natal Yacht Club.
Entry: R30 for adults and R15 for children under the age of 13, available through Computicket. Kids under 3 enter free.
Grosvenor Municipal Library invites the community to attend a legal awareness seminar on Tuesday, 11 September.
The seminar is a presentation on wills and estates, and all who are interested are encouraged to attend. The presentation runs from 10.30am until noon in the GA room. The library can be found at 3 Wesley Road in Grosvenor, behind the medical centre.
Want to experience a movie night like no other?
Then gather your loved ones, pack a few blankets and head to the Drive-In at the Bluff Eco Park.
Drive-In: SATURDAY, 23 June 2018 SHOWING: Ferdinand and The Greatest Showman. Book your tickets today don’t delay! Tickets Available Online : https://www.webtickets.co.za/mobi/event.aspx?itemid=1480710217
Follow the Facebook event here to keep up with updates: https://web.facebook.com/events/572815753097190/
Limited tickets are for sale.
T&Cs do APPLY.
Come on South Durban!
Get involved with our Welcoming of the Whales Festival special: Book a table of 10 guests for only R1500.00!
Keep up with the event details by joining the Facebook event here: https://web.facebook.com/events/618340715166656/
Join us at the Paws Family Fun Day to help raise funds for the the Second Chance Sanctuary.
Second Chance Sanctuary is a non-profit, pro-life organisation based on the Bluff in Durban.
We’re at the #DurbanHasMore Discover Durban Campaign Launch at The Beverly Hills Hotel today!