An amazing Event in the Hills at Upwey IGA

Last Saturday I had the pleasure and the honour of taking a few pics for a local Event: the launch of the beautiful project “Plastic Bag Free Dandenong Ranges” at the IGA Supermarket in Upwey.

The aim of this initiative is to stop the distribution of single-use plastic Bags in the Dandenong Ranges by encouraging the use of cloth bags and collaborating with local Businesses and Supermarkets.

I’m really proud of the local Community: great ideas and strong will of doing something good. And, of course, an incredible inspiration for the kids and the younger generations.

I’ve been following this great local initiative since the beginning and I’m really excited to be able to be part of it.

Want to find out more? This is their websiteย and their Facebook Page for events and updates.

Enjoy the photos! ๐Ÿ™‚

Baba Desy, the Wizard of The Hills Jen Ellis Yarra Ranges Life TV present at 'Plastic Bags Free Dandenong Ranges" Event at Upwey IGA

Yarra Ranges Life TV was present too, interviewing and filming the Event.

Kids drawings to save the planet Yarra Ranges Council Representative at 'Plastic Bags Free Dandenong Ranges' launch Boomerang Bags


‘Swap the Straw’ Project

Alongside with “Plastic Bag Free Dandenong Ranges” was another beautiful initiative: “Swap the Straw”, whose aim is to approach every Business and Restaurant in the Hills to encourage them to switch to carton straws.


'Swap the Straw' initiativecarton straws

The “Swap the Straw” stand had some beautiful inspirations and tips on simple yet effective every-day life hacks.


The Flashmob

During the Event, inside IGA Supermarket, local musicians and kids started a beautiful flashmob. Even a special furry guest was present. ๐Ÿ™‚

Flash Mob event at Upwey IGA Jen Ellison, Founder of 'Plastic Bags Free Dandenong Ranges" 'Plastic Bags Free Dandenong Ranges" launch at Upwey IGA Noel Cliff, Yarra Ranges Mayor Noel Cliff, Mayor in the Yarra Ranges Council Noel Cliff, Yarra Ranges Mayor, speaking at the launch event of 'Plastic Free Bag Dandenong Ranges' Community Initiative to save local Platypus Samantha Dunn, MLC for Eastern Metropolitan