Australia: Dreamworld, a leader in wildlife conservation, today conveyed essential knowledge to local youth about environmental conservation.
Dreamworld, Australia’s biggest theme park has organized this event on the backdrop of Clean Up Australia Day and World Wildlife Day, both falling on Sunday 3 March.
General Manager of Life Sciences, Al Mucci, organized an interactive presentation at Coomera Springs State School in Upper Coomera on Friday, March 1, and equipped students with the importance of sustainable living.
The group of 35 students who attended this presentation was asked to share this information with their family, friends and other students.
“It’s fantastic that these two monumental days fall on the same date because they go together hand in-hand,” Al Mucci said.
“Practicing sustainability, in turn, protects our wildlife – both land-dwelling species and marine animals, which is the central focus of this year’s World Wildlife Day.”
The ocean has approximately 150 million tons of plastic waste, and annually at least 8.8 million additional tons of plastic seep into the ocean. You may be surprised, but the fact is that by 2050, there could be more plastic in the ocean than fish.
As a promise to be a role model in sustainability, Dreamworld has announced to completely eliminate all single-use plastic supplied to guests and staff members.
“With the theme park industry accounting for one of the largest visitation sectors on the Gold Coast, we want to reduce our carbon footprint by removing single-use plastics from our counters,” Al said.
By late March, all plastic cutlery, serving dishes and straws will be replaced by more degradable and eco-friendly items manufactured by Greenmark.
“We utilize annually renewable plant fibers, while also helping to reduce the general waste stream by using products traditionally discarded as waste, like sugarcane bagasse and wheat stalks,” Natalie Kalinova, Greenmark Marketing Manager said.
Greenmark products are manufactured using less energy, so the discharge of pollution is very low compared to petroleum products.
Al hopes that students will understand and share the adverse effect of plastic products, especially straws, on the environment and think twice before using them.
Through the Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation, Dreamworld strives to promote education around endangered species and spread the important message to the world about the protection of threatened species. Dreamworld through its Foundation has contributed more than $ 3.5 million for the conservation of wildlife and has also supported important programs and initiatives in Australia and abroad.
Information Source & Photo courtesy: Dreamworld