Byron Shire’s Plastic Free Boy has been speaking to the Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Graham Quirk about ocean plastic pollution, the need to transition away from single use plastic and about the importance of empowering school children on creating a sustainable future for themselves.
Arlian discussed his goal of wanting to get his movie, ‘Plastic Alarm’ shown in every school in Brisbane, and ultimately, in schools all over Australia and globally. He then wants to help transition these schools to become single use plastic free zones.
‘I am very proud to speak with a Council that has banned single use plastic at their offices and council events,’ said Arlian.
Arlian has also recently presented his film to his old pre-school but also to the students of St. Finnbarr’s Catholic School in Byron Bay.
Principal Timothy Bleakely loved the film and presentation commenting that ‘Children get tired of listening to teachers. Future generations needs inspirational people like Arlian, that children can relate to and really believe in, to hear it from someone their own age with such a powerful message to save the planet. I want him to go to every school and spread his message and to inspire as many children as possible. Kids are already writing letters to get rid of the plastic straws in the canteen. Well done Arlian!’
Arlian’s film is being shown in European schools as well as United States.
‘It feels good to know that I am making a difference and inspiring others to do the same,’ said Arlian.
‘Together we can win this plastic pollution crisis. We need the ocean, every second breath comes from the ocean.’
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