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This Saturday you can catch an outdoor screening of local filmmaker Damon Gameau’s recent film 2040 at the Yum Yum Tree in New Brighton.

It is being shown as a fundraiser for another local project with international impact – the Seabin Foundation.

2040 was shown at the recent UN Climate Action Summit in New York in September and looks at ways people and governments can move towards a positive future by mitigating climate change.

The Seabin Foundation is focused on a world without marine litter.

There are currently seabins in 52 countries around the world and they are now working on the second version of the technology.

Game changer 

‘Currently the seabin is restricted to floating docks or pontoons,’ said CEO and founder Pete Ceglinski.

‘This is a game changer. Version 2 will be able to be attached to cement walls, ports, pylons etc so it will be able to be used in places like Darling Harbour, Circular Quay and Venice waterways.’

They have an office based in Mullumbimby, where they do their engineering and development, while their testing is done in the Brunswick Boat Harbour.

‘That is where the first public fixed-dock version is being tested,’ said Mr Ceglinski.

‘We will be testing and monitoring it throughout the rest of the year.’

If you are curious you can head down and take a look for yourself.

Catch the film 2040 at the Yum Yum Tree – doors open at 5.30pm and the film will be followed by a panel discussion at 6.30pm.

Tickets are $10 and there will be lots of raffle prizes. Book tickets online https://bit.ly/2qqegJw.


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