The Flipflopi Exhibition in Sedbergh, UK
Supper with an old friend. They bring along a stranger. He is called David Guthrie and he loves the The Flipflopi Project and the #Plasticrevolution… by the time we’re onto the second glass of wine, he has suggested that we have an exhibition in his office in Sedbergh, which happens to have a big shop front. By the time I’m onto my third I’ve agreed.
Two months later – yesterday – I find myself with a wonderful team of volunteers setting up The Flipflopi Exhibition in the main street in Sedbergh.
- 6 grown ups… Tara, Charlie, Cynthia, Emily, David & Ben
- 3 dogs… Nancy, Mara & Max
- 5 children… Lili, George, Fergus, Lua & Corran
Here are most of us…
And here’s what we did…
THE PROBLEM… section of exhibition focused on highlighting just how much single use plastics we consume, and actually how potentially valuable it is…
BUILDING A 45 TONNE SAILING BOAT FROM PLASTIC WASTE… a section of the exhibition details how we are doing it.
THE PLASTIC TIDE… OUR SHOP-WINDOW… dressed by the wonderful Cynthia – and immediately getting lots of attention from our younger team members.
The 3 key objectives of the exhibition are:
- To raise awareness about single-use plastic… just think, if a plastic bag lasts 500 years, why only use it for 35 seconds…? It just doesn’t make sense!
- To inspire people by telling them about the Flipflopi Project – and encouraging them to make changes in attitudes and actions relating to consumption of ‘use-once & throw-away’ plastic.
- To kickstart the #Plasticrevolution right here in Sedbergh in Cumbria.
A huge thank you David and Tara Guthrie of A Tent with a View Safaris for giving us the space. They have made themselves a part of the #Plasticrevolution… will you?