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Give a Fork! about the Ocean

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by Rachael Taylor (subscribe)
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The authors of the fabulous Sustainable Table and Seasonal Regional books are launching their inaugural 'Give a Fork!' campaign on the 12th of September, 2013. This campaign asks people to care about what it is they are putting on their forks, and gives them the know how to engage in, and navigate a fair food system.

Sustainable Table recipe book
Some of the delights within the Sustainable Table recipe book


The main event at the launch is a screening of Sharkwater, an internationally awarded documentary that explores the changing roles of sharks within our marine ecosystems. Paul de Gelder, a shark attack survivor will also be speaking, and Sustainable Table will be serving popcorn and light refreshments.

Why is this issue so important? Sharks kept ocean ecosystems in balance for millions of years, acting as apex (top) predators. In less than 50 years humans have replaced them, tipping the ocean ecosystems out of whack with horrific finning practices and advanced fishing techniques.

Give a Fork! campaign launch at RMIT


Sharks aren't the only marine species that man has put in danger. Overfishing is a huge and complex problem. We need to act on it now, but it can be hard to know what to actually do. Sustainable Tables Give A Fork! campaign is here to help. Come along on the 12th of September for an introduction to the issues, as well as practical solutions that you can enact from home. Or check out this link if you can't make it or if you just want to read up before hand.

The launch is being held at RMIT Swanston Academic Building, Cinema, Level 1, 445 Swanston St, Melbourne.It's easy to get to by tram or train (get off at Melbourne Central) so you have no excuse! Arrive at 6:30 for a 7pm start, and be heading home again by 9pm.

Swanston Academic Building RMIT where the Give a Fork! campaign is being launched.
Where you'll be heading: The Swanston Academic Building


Sustainable Table is all about doing your bit, without making it prohibitively expensive or burdensome. Tickets are usually $30 but if you use the promo code SHARK you can get tickets for $25. You'll get a great night out, and know that you are helping to ensure the oceans will be protected for future generations to enjoy.

To support a fabulous organisation, and to educate yourself on one of today's biggest ecological issues, book your ticket here
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Why? It's a fun night for a good cause
When: 6:30-9:30pm on the 12th of September, 2013
Where: RMIT, Melbourne.
Cost: $25 with the promo code SHARK
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