Screening of an Inconvenient Sequel

A screening of an Inconvenient Sequal will take place at Lido Cinemas in Hawthorn on Wednesday the 21st of February at 6:30

In an Inconvenient Sequel, Former Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world to train an army of activists and influence international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes — in moments both private and public, funny and poignant — as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.

Tickets to see the film can be purchased at https://tickets.demand.film/event/3570

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Beach Clean – February

BeachPatrol is running another clean along St Kilda beach in February on Saturday the 10th. This is a great opportunity to start off the New Year by helping to make a difference to the local community.

They will be coordinating the clean along the St Kilda West Beach 9 – 10am, meeting at the cafe end of the West Beach Bathers Pavilion. It is highly recommended you bring your own gloves as syringes have been found in previous cleans.

There is a Facebook event online with more details, please show your interest on there so that Beach Patrol has an idea of numbers on the day.

If you would like to contact a member of Students for Change about the cleanup click here

Gardiners Creek Clean – Jan 9th

Recently Students for Change ran a clean along a Gardiners Creek in Tooronga. It was a tremendous success, with over 50kg of rubbish being removed from the local environment.

More will be run in the future as the river is still in need of serious attention. The river has been given a health score of 1.2 by the Victorian EPA, and as such, it is our duty as a community leader to improve the condition of our environment.

 

Brother’s Keeper Introduces Discounts for Reusable​ Cup Users

Brother’s Keeper has recently announced that they will be introducing discounts for customers that bring their own cups in. This cafe was seen as a good starting ground for the Sustainable Cafes Program due to its strong student customer base.

Volunteer, Anthony James, who sparked the work with Brother’s Keeper said, “I had spoken with the owner and he showed a genuine drive and intent to make the cafe more sustainable. Upon telling him about our program he was really enthused to get on board”

Students for Change produced a document outlining the financial feasibility and business potential that introducing a discount could have.

The document showed that in the long run Brother’s Keeper should see increased sales and revenue from coffee sales, sparked by our work from Students for Change.

“This change has the opportunity to cut the use of nearly 2000 take away cups within a single year”

At other cafe’s the environmental benefits from such a savings would be around 225kg of CO2, but Brother’s Keeper already is ahead, making use of the Biopak cups, a type of takeaway cup that is recyclable and compostable.

This is a step in the right direction for the Sustainable Cafes Program and will be the first in a long succession of positive community change.

January Beach Clean

Beach Clean is running another clean along St Kilda beach in January on the 13th of December. This is a great opportunity to start off the New Year by helping to make a difference to the local community.

They will be coordinating the clean along the Marina Beach on the 13th of January from  9 – 10am, meeting at the Marina Reserve by the BBQ area. It is highly recommended you bring your own gloves as syringes have been found in previous cleans.

There is a Facebook event online with more details, please show your interest on there so that Beach Patrol has an idea of numbers on the day.

If you would like to contact a member of Students for Change about the cleanup click here

Our First Beach Clean

On the 9th of December volunteers from Students for Change and Beach Patrol came together to clean Marina Beach in St Kilda.

The clean up began at 9 am, where volunteers had already gotten on there way, trawling the sand for remnants of plastic and other waste that needed to be collected. Along the way, large amounts of cigarette butts, bottle caps and plastic bags were found.

Students for Change volunteer Victoria remarked, “I loved joining my friends in helping to ensure the sustainability of our favourite beach! It felt great to know I’ve made a small but impactful difference to the local community”

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After an hour of cleaning a total of 12kg of rubbish was collected, as well as over 4000 cigarette butts. A notable find on the day was two beaten up O-Bikes strewn across the rocks.

“It was great to see students coming along and helping out in the community”, Students for Change founder Anthony James said, “it was a great experience and we look forward to working more with Beach Patrol”

The team at Students for Change thanks Beach Patrol for hosting the clean and their tireless effort to make St Kilda beach better.

Beach Clean – St Kilda

Whilst Students for Change makes headway on planning our very own community clean-up group, we’ve decided to take part in and support BeachPatrol‘s efforts in cleaning up St Kilda beach.

They will be coordinating a beach clean along the south beach on the 9th of December, at 9am meeting in the Marina Reserve by the BBQ area. It is highly recommended you bring your own gloves and canvas bag as there will not be many spares available. 

For further details, from BeachPatrol click here

To contact a member of Students for Change about the cleanup click here