Join the Ecology Center and Clean Water Action for an evening with Captain Charles Moore who will present his latest research on the North Pacific Gyre, home of the fastest-growing swirling vortex of plastic trash. After 15 years of voyages into the North Pacific Gyre, Captain Moore returns from his 2014 voyage with disturbing news — the magnitude of plastics is increasing approximately 10 fold every 10 years! Captain Moore will show video footage of the latest research voyage that reveals hundreds of times more plastic by weight than the associated zooplankton. A follow-up panel discussion with Captain Moore, leading plastic pollution experts, and the audience will consider how to solve the problem at home and through local, state, and national actions. Panelists include Miriam Gordon, California Director, Clean Water Action; Stiv Wilson, Campaigns Director, The Story of Stuff Project; and Beth Terry, author of Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too.
The event will be Tuesday, June 23rd at the Berkeley City Club. Don’t wait, click here to get your tickets today. This event also kicks off our series for Plastic-Free July, check our EcoCalendar for the next two events, a workshop and potluck lunch with Beth Terry, and a Shoreline Cleanup!
About Captain Moore:
Captain Moore founded the Algalita Marine Research and Education Foundation, in Long Beach, California and developed protocols for monitoring marine plastic debris that are now used worldwide by oceanographic researchers. Captain Moore is the world expert on the subject and has published a variety of papers in peer-reviewed journals. His bestselling book Plastic Ocean, was published in 2011 and has brought worldwide attention to the issue of marine plastic pollution, and has inspired dozens of activist groups and civic movements to reduce plastic waste at its source.