Saturday 18th January between 10am and 4pm Greenpeace Bristol are holding a very special exhibition and Ocean Experience day in the downstairs gallery at Alchemy, 198 Gloucester Road. We will be displaying some amazing oceans pictures taken by photographers working for Greenpeace and also offering visitors a unique opportunity to explore the oceans via a special virtual reality experience. (https://www.facebook.com/events/441026129911766)
The global oceans cover more space on our blue planet than all the continents combined. It wasn’t long ago that the oceans were thought to be too vast to be permanently damaged by human actions. However, the risks posed by overfishing, deep sea mining and pollution, coupled with the growing pressures of climate change and ocean acidification, mean that ocean life is more threatened than ever before in human history.
Scientists tell us that if we are to avoid the worst effects of climate change and safeguard wildlife, we need to protect at least 30% of our oceans by 2030. That's why we are calling on world leaders to push for a strong Global Ocean Treaty, which would create the rules to establish a network of ocean sanctuaries around the world.
Visitors will also be able to send their own message urging Prime Minister Boris Johnson to send a high-ranking minister to the final round of treaty negotiations while younger visitors will be able to enjoy some colouring of specially designed Greenpeace posters.
Finally, visitors will be able to purchase drinks and tasty vegetarian food from the café https://alchemy198.co.uk/.
Please do drop in sometime on Saturday 18th to see the photographs, try the Virtual Reality, find out more about our campaign and meet other local Greenpeace group members – we’d love to see you.