Celebrate our Seas Festival

Celebrate our Seas Festival - Southern Africa : Celebrate our Seas Festival 6 - 12 October The Celebrate our Seas Festival highlights and addresses issues relevant to the entire marine life environment. The Festival is a National Marine Week Initiative. OBJ

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Celebrate our Seas Festival

6 - 12 October

The 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 FESTIVAL

• Creating 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 VALUES

• For 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 newfound 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.

During the festival, various partners have organised beach clean ups, lectures, Quest Marine mission and the Oceans of Life photo competition.

For more information on the activities and events that will be taking place during the festival, please go to www.celebrateourseas.co.za or email [email protected]

21 Aug 2014
Tony Rebelo