Ecology Center Event

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Big Soda and the Environment

Thursday | October 09, 2014 | 7:00 pm

Sugary drinks harm our bodies, but what about our ecosystems? Earth Island Journal editor Jason Mark and guests explore the environmental impacts of Big Soda, from litter and recycling woes, to greenwashing, water wars, and GMO corn in the Midwest.

Sponsors: Earth Island Institute, Brower Center, Corporate Accountability International


  • Jason Mark, Editor, Earth Island Journal (moderator)
  • Susan Collins, Director, Container Recycling Institute
  • Nick Guroff of Corporate Accountability International

Does our future health and economy depend on what we drink? Soda: the Series offers conversations about sugary drinks and their impact on the health of our families, community and environment. Experts will discuss the science of sugary drinks, tactics of the soda industry, and disease prevention efforts. These events take place in the run-up to the November election, when Berkeley will vote on Measure D, a tax on sugary drinks. Soda: the Series is sponsored by the Berkeley Healthy Child Coalition, Ecology Center, Public Health Institute, Prevention Institute and Small Planet Institute.

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Cost: Free
Event Phone: 510-548-2220 x222
This event is wheelchair accessible.

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