Celebrate the wonders of the deep at our free World Ocean Day concert, Saturday 8 June

29 May 2024 | News

Join us on Saturday 8 June in the Bondi Pavilion Theatre from 5pm-8pm as we celebrate World Ocean Day 2024 with free evening of live music with award-winning jazz vocalist Emma Pask, the Oriente Tres Band and the Rose Bay Secondary College Jazz Band.

This all-ages event aims to raise awareness of the importance of protecting our coastal and marine ecosystems and coincides with the start of the whale watching season.

Mayor of Waverley, Paula Masselos, said the concert is an opportunity to think about the impacts of global warming on our oceans and the inroads that Sydney’s coastal councils and other organisations are making in helping our oceans thrive.

“Council has ambitious environmental targets as specified in its current Environmental Action Plan, including to improve marine diversity of the Waverley coastline,” Mayor Masselos said.

“As an organisation that is committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2030, events such as our World Ocean Day concert bring into sharp focus the absolute necessity to reduce our carbon footprint to ensure our marine flora and fauna is protected.

“Everyone can play a role in caring for and improving our beaches and marine environments including local, visitors, recreational users and local community groups.

“This year’s World Ocean Day theme - Catalyzing Action for Our Ocean and Climate - encourages transformative collaboration to create a healthy blue planet and a more sustainable society.”

To coincide with whale watching season, Waverley Council will kick off a program of educational events to help the community better understand, protect and celebrate our coastal and marine environment.

“For the next 12 months, Love Our Coast educational activities and events will be delivered in partnership with local community and leading scientists and experts, including the Waverley Action Group and Gamay Sea Rangers, and everyone is welcome to get involved,” Mayor Masselos said.

“With greater appreciation of the delicate and beautiful underwater world on our doorstep, people can be motivated to take simple steps to keeping our beaches clean from litter, protecting our waterways from sediment on constructions zones, and reducing land use pollution.”

To register for the World Ocean Day concert, visit bondipavilion.com.au/whats_on/event/world_ocean_day_concert.

For more info on Love Our Coast events and activities throughout the year, visit waverley.nsw.gov.au/secondnature.

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