Rubber Jellyfish Cronulla fundraiser screening hosted by SO SHIRE and SSEC
How does a helium balloon get from your hand to the digestive tract of a sea turtle? A new documentary by Carly Wilson explains how our celebrations are affecting for marine life.
Rubber Jellyfish examines the relationship between helium balloons and their impact on the world’s oceans including six endangered species of sea turtles in waters around Australia, and considers safer, sustainable alternatives to helium balloons to use in celebrations or commemoration.
All released balloons, including those falsely marketed as “biodegradable latex,” return to Earth as ugly litter. They entangle and kill countless of animals and livestock through suffocation, strangling and starvation via blocking digestion systems, and cause dangerous power outages. Balloons are also a waste of Helium, a finite resource used in the medical industry. Balloons can travel thousands of kilometers and pollute the most remote and pristine places.
Helium balloons burst into the characteristic “jellyfish shape” so they look like turtle’s favourite food, and the clips have been found in most migratory shorebirds stomachs causing starvation, and the balloon strings cause stranglehold on unfortunate animals
SO SHIRE and SUTHERLAND SHIRE ENVIRONMENT CENTRE are hosting a special one-time screening of the film RUBBER JELLYFISH after picking up 100s of balloon debris off local beaches .
Join SO SHIRE and SSEC at GU Film House Cronulla Wednesday night 5th December 2018 for a special one-time screening of the movie “Rubber Jellyfish” – examining the relationship between helium balloons and their impact on our oceans. Local businesses and groups will have stalls and displays selling decorations alternatives to single use helium balloons and sustainable gifts just in time for Christmas.
Hosted by the SO SHIRE and Sutherland Shire Environment Centre
7.30pm local business and volunteer group market stalls with sustainable decoration alternatives to balloons and gifts just in time for Christmas :
– tscudo (recycled plastic rash shirts)
– War on Waste Sutherland Shire ( lots of reusable and sustainable gifts and everyday items)
– Boomerang Bags Sutherland Shire (bunting and reusable bags)
Plastic Free Sutherland Shire
8.40pm : Door Prizes
1. Handmade and painted #boughttosupport Boomerang Bags created by Bundeena Primary School Students
2. Upcycled Bunting from @reversegarbage
screening starts sharp (79 minutes duration)
Tickets available online and on the night sales: