Honour the Ocean

Smoke Free Beaches - A Success Story in Byron Bay!

Smoke Free Beaches - A Success Story in Byron Bay!

Over the past year, Zoe White, our Byron Bay Co-ordinator, has worked with Kate Akkerman from Byron Shire Council and NSW EPA to conduct a range of trials and strategies in attempt to reduce cigarette butt litter across the Byron Shire. The result = a reduction in cigarette butt litter, a smoking ban on the Shire’s beaches and education programs that are driving long-term change!

Festival for the Seas 2018 at Byron Bay Brewery

Festival for the Seas 2018 at Byron Bay Brewery

On 25th August, Positive Change for Marine Life collaborated with local marine conservation organisations and the Byron Bay community to raise awareness for our mother ocean. The event was called Festival For The Seas and took place at the funky Byron Bay Brewery.

Don't Be A Sucker Campaign Launch!

Don't Be A Sucker Campaign Launch!

Single-use plastic sucks! At PCFML we realised we had to do something about it to stop it from getting into our waste stream, creeks, rivers, and finally the ocean. So we designed a new campaign! We knew we had to go big and in doing so, try to encourage as many other people as possible to also call it the last straw. This meant going straight to the source, to the places that give us our straws.

PCFML Gold Coast team’s first major event!

PCFML Gold Coast team’s first major event!

It has been a whirlwind end of the year for Positive Change for Marine Life on the Gold Coast, as we capped off our first year of having a presence in the city with a fundraiser to support our Marine Conservation Masterplan, due to commence in southern India in 2018.

Our Inaugural Mullumbimby to Brunswick Heads River Clean Up!

Our Inaugural Mullumbimby to Brunswick Heads River Clean Up!

August 5 saw an enormous day on the river! Joined by our fantastic local partner Byron Bay Eco Cruises and Kayaks, The Cookie Shack Byron Bay, Go Sea Kayaks and Mullum Cares, as well as around 40 participants, we cleaned the river, collecting nearly 1 tonne of trash!

School Holiday Educational Workshop in Byron

School Holiday Educational Workshop in Byron

Saturday 8th of July was a day for kids in Byron. The first school holiday workshop of Plastic Free July turned out to be a great success! Thanks to all who came down to enjoy the day.