CELEBRATE OUR SEAS FESTIVAL

CELEBRATE OUR SEAS FESTIVAL
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CELEBRATE OUR SEAS FESTIVAL from 6 — 12 OCTOBERThe Celebrate our Seas Festival highlights and addresses issues relevant to the entire marine life environment. The Festival is a National Marine Week Initiative.OBJECTIVES OF THE CELEBRATE OUR SEAS FESTIVALCreating awareness of the importance and plight of the marine environment targeting the general public and people of influence (teachers, corporates, decision makers etc);Changing behaviour- providing people with concrete actions that they can take up to help the marine environment i.e. make it practical;Create a groundswell of public demand for change in lifestyles and industry practices;Mobilise resources for the Festival in general and conservation research;Advocacy and Lobbying initiatives: targeting higher level decision makers for systemic change.VISION AND VALUESFor the public to be inspired by ocean life and how important it is to protect, use, sustain and treat responsibly/respectfully;To leave with a new-found respect for the ocean, and how it affects me as an individual and the country as a whole in terms of job creation, food security, social issues, socio-economics, livelihoods, sustainability etc.To develop an actively engaged society that is informed and inspired towards celebrating and sustaining our oceans.