Environmental group hosts movie night

ENVIRONMENTAL campaigners will tonight launch a film group in Warrnambool by screening the movie Trashed.

Trashed looks at the risks to the food chain and environment through human pollution of the air, land and sea.

Warrnambool Environmental Action Group (WEAG) created the group as part of its aim to raise awareness about environmental and ethical issues happening locally and around the world, WEAG president Adrian Collet said.

“We hope to get people along to join up because people can be a member of the film group separately from a membership with WEAG,” Mr Collet said.

“At this stage I hope to run the movie nights once a month. Movies will be relative to current issues. The next one I am hoping to be relative to fracking.”

Mr Collet said fracking mining was “horrendous”, destroying water systems and the environment in general.

WEAG was formerly known as South West Environmental Action Group. The group has launched a new logo with the aim to encourage greater membership.

“(The rebranding) has coincided with us trying to get the group back out there and get more of a presence in the local community,” Mr Collet said.

“The group unfortunately hasn’t been that active over the past couple of years due to lack of members.”

WEAG’s mission is to inform, inspire and unite the community to create a sustainable future and to protect the natural environment via meetings, published information, events and research.

Trashed will screen at the Warrnambool College Auditorium, Grafton Road Entrance. Entry by donation.

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