Community members discuss the health of their shorelines.
The people of Manly gathered on the beach to talk about something near and dear to the community: the health of their shoreline. Sustainable Organization of Manly, a non-profit that works to conserve the Sydney Harbor, kicked off the event with a screening of Chasing Coral. In addition to the film, audiences participated in a beach clean-up with the Surfrider Foundation, ate sustainable foods at the cookout fundraiser, and heard from a panel of local scientists. Panelists equipped audiences with a few things they could do to make a difference, including installing LED lights, participating in car pools, and eating less meat. Audiences immediately brought this list to life by participating in the “Coral Commitment” photo booth and buying environmentally-friendly items like coffee-to-keep cups.