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!READMORE
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.
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!
Friday 19 May 2017
5.30pm – 8.30pm
Mosman Square & Village Green*Now Moved to Art Gallery Grand Hall*
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: 9978 4013
For more information about the View Finders team visit mosmanyouth.com.au/viewfinders
24 February, 2017, By web team IN MYcommunity
The Battle of the Bands lineup is finally here and it is PACKED with local favourites!READMORE
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?!
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.READMORE
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...READMORE
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 email@example.com with a link to your video or song, if you would like an opportunity to perform at this event.
Friday 1 April
5pm - 8pm
Mosman Village Green
12 - 25 years
FREE food / entrance
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.READMORE
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.READMORE
19 November, 2014, By web team IN MYcommunity
Think it's important to have your voice heard? So do we....
And read on to find out how you can win $100 Westfield voucher!READMORE
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...READMORE
16 October, 2014, By web team IN Mosman Youth Awards in Literature
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.READMORE
7 October, 2014, By web team IN Feature Articles
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!READMORE
21 August, 2014, By web team IN Mosman Youth Awards in Literature
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.READMORE
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.READMORE
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.READMORE