The VI Festival del Mar will take place in La Herradura between the 5th and 7th of this month, enjoying a packed programme.
The festival this year is centred on having a “sea without plastic,” where the negative affects that this material has on the health of our seas and oceans will be presented and discussed.
The Chairwoman for the Asociación Amigos del Mar de la Costa Tropical, Anne Zipse, thanked the Town Hall for their support and pointed out that this year the festival also counts on the participation of IES Herradura and The International School.
She considers that the growing number of participants is a sign that the message is getting through.
“Although La Herradura is clean, it also has a problem with rubbish and spills arriving, brought by the currents and tides,” she explained, adding that it was a global problem.
She also pointed out that the sea is not “ours” but “ours to enjoy;” in other words we are all guardians but not owners.
The bottom line is that not only should we recycle plastic but more importantly, we must stop using it by changing our consumer habits, she said.
As for the festival programme, events kicked off on Wednesday the 26th September with the opening of an exposition in the Pepe Gámez Sala comprising of underwater photography entitled, Life Blue Natura, Upcycling but will run until the 8th.
The majority of the events will take place on the 5th, 6th and 7th, when there will be parades, films, expositions, conferences, marine workshops, face painting, plays, story telling, nautical activities… and even sea clowns.
(News: Herradura, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)