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Angeline Poole
by Published on March 20, 2020

On Saturday 29th of February eight new Caring for our Bays Hero bin decals translated  in Languages other than English were launched at the 2020 PakoFesta Multicultural Festival. Over 100 000 people attended the event and saw the new installations.

 

 

The messaging aims to increase awareness and stewardship of the local environment by connecting meaningfully with the diverse range of cultural groups who reside in and visit Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula. The eight languages include Mandarin, Croatian, Italian, Karen, Vietnamese, Greek, Arabic and Wadawurrung.

 

 

The signage reminds the public to be a 'Local Hero' and do the right thing: 'put your rubbish in the bin'.  Information posters for these eight species showcasing why they are special, threats to their survival and how you can help to conserve them, are also being distributed to schools throughout the Geelong and Bellarine region to increase multicultural engagement and understanding of these Bay Heroes.

 

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