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    Mosman Youth Consultation Survey - Win a $100 Gift Voucher!

    22 June, 2017, By web team IN MYcommunity

    If you are 12-25 years old and live, work, or hang out in Mosman it's time to have your say!

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    Reduce Single Use - View Finders Short Film

    25 May, 2017, By web team IN MYcommunity

     

    Australians are the second biggest producers of waste per person in the world. Half of plastic produced globally is utilized for products that are designed for single use. When you think about this, this is an immense amount of waste going into our landfill and destroying our environment. We as individuals have the power to change this just by making a few simple lifestyle adjustments. The View Finders team look at everyday action you can implement to change your impact on the environment. We have made a short film to illustrate how simple these changes can be. Remember, the consequences of your actions outlast your lifetime.
    Scene 1 (keepcup):
    In this scene we juxtaposed the benefits associated with using ‘keepcups’ to the ramifications resulting from using ordinary, everyday, cups. Although these single-use containers appear to be made of just harmless paper, this isn’t the case. They contain a plastic lining that means they can’t be recycled, and once they’re in landfill, they never break down.

    Buying one coffee cup each day creates an estimated 10 kg of waste over the course of a year. And this is just for one person, so overall the total amount of waste Australia produces through coffee cups is enormous, with 500 billion disposable cups produced yearly, 90% of which end up in the landfill. Reusable cups provide a sustainable alternative, and have already diverted 3.5 billion cups from landfill. The inconvenience of bringing a keepcup out with you is tiny when compared to sheer amounts of waste that would be prevented as a result. All it takes is a change in lifestyle, and although it seems small, it all adds up, impacting our environment for the better.

    Scene 2 (plastic bags):

    Australians use 3.92 billion plastic bags a year - that's over 10 million new bags every day. On a larger scale, this means that every person is using 730 plastic bags every year. But there’s a really simple action that every one of us can incorporate into our lifestyles, and that is using recyclable bags when we go shopping. It is such an easy thing to do, yet we haven’t committed to change. A recyclable bag costs approximately $1, and can be used for years. It’s important that we start using them, and that we encourage our friends and family to do the same.

    NSW is yet to ban non-biodegradable plastic bags, along with Victoria and WA. Sign the Clean Up Australia Day petition to pledge your support to #banthebag

    Scene 3 (pizza box):

    Pizza boxes are always a source of controversy when it comes to recycling. They’re covered in food, so they should go in the bin. They’re made of paper, so they should be recycled. People are under the misconception that pizza boxes in their entirety can or can’t be recycled, when in fact only the clean, grease-free parts of the cardboard box can be recycled (usually the lid). The oil on the rest contaminates the recycling process, so it can’t be recycled with clean paper. The simple answer is to tear the box in half; the oily part on the bottom goes into the bin, and the clean part on the top goes into paper recycling.

    Scene 5 (plastic water bottles)
    Plastic drink bottles pose a great threat to our environment and marine life, with vast amounts of waste going into landfill and ending up in the oceans. This result in the endangering and harming of marine life, while subsequently polluting our oceans and forming collection of discarded plastic that combine to form ‘plastic islands’, as exhibited in the image below. Additionally, the production of these single use plastic bottles generates greenhouse gases that pollute our atmosphere and heighten the effects of the already detrimental climate change. A simple solution to preventing these ramifications is by utilizing reusable drink bottles, meaning for a small cost you can make a significant impact.

    To conclude, the View Finders team would like to stress the importance of utilizing reusable products in our everyday lives. Our video sought to show how simple it is for you to have a significant impact on your community. Remember, the consequences of your actions outlast your lifetime.

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    Spirited Away- Pedal Powered Outdoor Cinema

    4 May, 2017, By web team IN MYcommunity

     

    Come along and enjoy a free screening of this animated classic under the stars and even hop on a bike to help power the screen!

    The Mosman Youth volunteer group View Finders are hosting the event as a sustainability initiative to raise awareness in the local community about our impact on the environment. Along with the pedal powered projector, the group have put together their very own trailer to encourage young people to think about their everyday impact on the environment.

    Popcorn and soft drinks will be available for purchase and people are encouraged to bring along a picnic, blankets and pillows to settle in for the night!

    WHEN

    Friday 19 May 2017

    5.30pm – 8.30pm

    WHERE

    Mosman Square & Village Green  *Now Moved to Art Gallery Grand Hall*

     

     

    Spit Junction

    MORE INFO

    Facebook Event

    Email: youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au or Phone: 9978 4013

    For more information about the View Finders team visit mosmanyouth.com.au/viewfinders

     

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    Battle of the Bands - Lineup Announced!

    24 February, 2017, By web team IN MYcommunity

    The Battle of the Bands lineup is finally here and it is PACKED with local favourites!
    Keep Friday the 3rd of March FREE for this FREE event!!
    With delicious pizza, a photobooth and incredible music from some seriously talented young people...what's not to love?!

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    Bands Wanted!

    24 January, 2017, By web team IN MYcommunity

    In the lead up to Shoreshocked 2017, Mosman and Northern Beaches Councils will be running 2 Battle of the Bands Comps - of which the winners will get to perform at the 2017 Shoreshocked Music Festival during National Youth Week in April.

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    Looking Back at Mosman Youth Events in 2016

    13 December, 2016, By web team IN MYcommunity

    Mosman Youth have had a busy year of events, being involved in 16 different events throughout the year and reaching over 2000 young people through events alone! Check out a summary of our events below...

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    24/7 Wrap Up

    22 November, 2016, By web team IN 24/7 Film Festival

    Saw us posting frantically about 24/7 Film Fest this spring but not sure what the hype was all about? Have a read about what went on, and don't miss out next year!

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    24/7 Launch Night 2016

    29 July, 2016, By web team IN 24/7 Film Festival


    It's that time of year once again, we're super pumped to be bringing you 24/7 Youth Film Fest in partnership with the Northern Beaches Council.

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    Celebrate National Youth Week with some "Backyard Vibes"

    9 March, 2016, By web team IN MYnews

    Vocal Rewind is back and moving to the backyard to celebrate this year’s National Youth Week. Backyard Vibes is an outdoor acoustic night held at the Mosman Village Green next to the Youth Centre on Friday 1st of April, from 5pm-8pm. Come make some memories with our photo booth, while jamming to the bands from Mosman High, Wenona, Redlands and Queenwood who are eager to share their latest sets with the local youth. Don't forget to drop by to have some fun and eat our FREE food!

      Email youth@mosmanyouth.nsw.gov.au with a link to your video or song,  if you would like an opportunity to perform at this event.

    EVENT DETAILS

    Friday 1 April

    5pm - 8pm

    Mosman Village Green

    12 - 25 years

    FREE food / entrance

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    This event is organized by the Mosman Youth Volunteering group, Vocal Rewind. This is a drug and alcohol free event. For more information please visit www.mosmanyouth.com.au or www.facebook.com/mosmanyouth  or phone 9978 4013.

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    Join View Finders for EARTH HOUR 2016!

    16 February, 2016, By web team IN MYcommunity

    BY VIEW FINDERS

    Make a stand against climate change by getting involved in Earth Hour 2016. By turning off your power you can save huge amounts of energy and positively impact the earth!

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    Young filmmakers take home over 14,000 worth of prizes

    6 October, 2015, By web team IN 24/7 Film Festival

     

    Last week we had the 24/7 Youth Film Festival Finals and the teams walked away with over $11,000 worth of sponsorship prizes and more than $3,000 cash. 

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    24/7 Film Festival 2015 Screenings & Finals Night

    8 September, 2015, By web team IN 24/7 Film Festival

    Almost 30 teams from across the Northern Beaches and Mosman participated in this years 24/7 Youth Film Festival - creating a short 7 minute film over 24 hours. 

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    View Finders Garden Expands!

    11 June, 2015, By web team IN Beat the Blues

    BY KATIE

    Last week at Viewfinders we were once again fortunate enough to have Adrian Baiada from My Square Metre come to help us prepare some new garden beds to add to our already existing edible garden.

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    Read the Youth Consultation Report Here

    17 April, 2015, By web team IN MYcommunity

    'Gathering the voices of Mosman youth' is the title of the comprehensive report that covers what young people - you - are saying is important. 

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    It Starts With You - Video Teaser

    15 April, 2015, By web team IN MYcommunity

    Watch the teaser video of our consultation results here...

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    Play at Shorefest 2015!

    3 February, 2015, By web team IN MYcommunity

    Hey North Shore bands! This is your chance to feature on the lineup alongside some of Australia's best hardcore and metal acts!

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    Public focus group for youth in Mosman

    8 December, 2014, By web team IN MYcommunity

    Are you 12-25 years of age and do you live, work, study or spend time in Mosman? Then come along on the 15 of December and share your views on key issues in Mosman!

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    Do you want outdoor tennis tables in Mosman?

    21 November, 2014, By web team IN MYcommunity

    So outdoor tennis tables in Mosman? What do you think...all you have to do is tick 'yes' or 'no'...that's right it's a super easy poll...

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    Have Your Say (its epic-ally important that you do)

    19 November, 2014, By web team IN MYcommunity

    Think it's important to have your voice heard? So do we....

    >>>>>>>CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT THE SURVEY<<<<<<<<< 

    And read on to find out how you can win $100 Westfield voucher!

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    "Anna"

    12 November, 2014, By web team IN Mosman Youth Awards in Literature

    Maegan's piece "Anna" won first prize for Senior Secondary Prize at the Mosman Youth Awards for Literature. It's an awesome piece and I thought I'd find out a little more from Maegan about what inspired her to write this piece and her answer was super interesting! So read on...

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    "The Exit Home"

    16 October, 2014, By web team IN Mosman Youth Awards in Literature

    BY NICKY 

    Nicky recently won first prize for her poem "The Exit Home" at the Mosman Youth Awards in Literature. I sat down with her over a coffee and we chatted about how it felt to win, what inspires her to write and how she handles a poet's worst nightmare - the writer's block. Read on to see what pearls of wisdom she wishes to pass on and to look at her winning piece. 

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    Voice from the Inside - Out and About Concert Series

    7 October, 2014, By web team IN Feature Articles

    BY CARINA

    On the 19th September, members of the community came together for a great night of jazz down at Balmoral beach...beautiful sunshine, gorgeous music...no better way to kick off spring! 

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    24/7 Film Festival Winners Announced!

    19 September, 2014, By web team IN 24/7 Film Festival

    Over 200 people attended Warriewood United Grand Theatre on Sunday night (Sep 14th) for the 2014 24/7 Youth Film Festival Final & Awards Night.

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    Some Sing, Some Dance but We Write

    21 August, 2014, By web team IN Mosman Youth Awards in Literature

    BY NICKY

    Writing is such a marvellous gift; not only does it take readers to new places and allow them to have new experiences, but it also extends the imagination of the writer, which is promising for an innovative future. 

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    24/7 Film Festival Applications Open!

    11 July, 2014, By web team IN 24/7 Film Festival

    Applications for the 24/7 Youth Film Festival are now open!

    Register your interest here

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    Shorefest 2014 by Lachlan Young

    10 July, 2014, By web team IN MYcommunity

    Earlier this year 2 talented young people won a competition to cover Shorefest, one of the events we work on for National Youth Week,  for the awesome street mag Blunt. Read Lachlan Young's review of Shorefest to learn more about the killer line-up, the mosh-pit action and of course, the crowd-reaction to witnessing Scott Bird's last ever performance with Hand of Mercy.

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    Mosman Daily features View Finders Sculpture

    30 June, 2014, By web team IN MYcommunity

    Click on the image below to read the article in Mosman Daily on the View Finders' fish sculpture made out of takeaway coffee cups! Well done again to the View Finders for your creative work!

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    Mosman Daily Features MYfest and Vocal Rewind

    30 June, 2014, By web team IN MYcommunity

    Click on the image below to read the article that features our National Youth Week events in the Mosman Daily! Special thanks again goes out to all our youth volunteers who really drove these events!

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    My Experience with MYfest

    27 June, 2014, By web team IN MYcommunity

    BY JU-XIEN

    Hey, my name is Ju-Xien and I've been coming to the Youth Centre for a while now. I joined the Youth Centre Committee in Term 1, 2014, and thought I'd write a blog piece about it!

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    Check out our National Youth Week Highlights Video

    26 June, 2014, By web team IN MYcommunity

    Check this video out for all the highlights from National Youth Week! You can also hear from the different youth volunteers who were involved in running these events which may get you super interested in getting involved next year! Special thanks to Jessica McDonald Photography and Film for taking photos at MYfest, you can check out more of her work here. 

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