Hidden near the mouth of the Amazon River is an underwater world so unique, its astonished scientists. Home to pink corals, sunset-coloured fish and over 60 species of sea sponge, the Amazon Reef is a thriving ecosystem that we’ve barely explored. Yet it’s already in danger. Oil giant BP is preparing to drill for oil close by, risking an oil spill that could not only devastate the corals and sponges of the reef, but have a huge impact on nearby coastal communities and other marine animals, like manatees and sea turtles. Fortunately, we have the world's most famous sea sponge on our side. Knowing a thing or two about life at the bottom of the sea, SpongeBob SquarePants is taking a stand to defend the Amazon Reef and stop BP drilling.
It is Harbourside Festival weekend 22nd-23rd July so we have opted to pitch our stall in a place that should get good footfall - Castle Park (the Bristol Bridge end). We will be aiming to set up for 12 noon (Richard B, Carol and Doug). Our main aim is to get members of the public to write messages to the CEO of BP. These will be handed in en masse to a nearby BP garage at a later date. There are stickers and 'make Spongebob' activity sheets to give out. We also have a whacky cardboard Spongebob costume to attract attention of those passing by. Lots of fun to be had in gaining messages on what is an eco-disaster waiting to happen.
If you can help out please enrol for the event on Greenwire or contact Richard Baxter via email on richard [dot] baxter200 [at] gmail [dot] com and give some idea of the times you plan to be availbale.