Plastics 360: Impact & Possibilities Film Night, this Thursday, 3/7/13

As we get ready for Zero Waste Week, plastics dominate as one of the biggest barriers to reaching our vision of a zero waste and zero toxics future. Green Sangha is hosting a film event this week that will help you understand the issues and potential solutions to our plastic habits and connect you with local leaders and engaged community members. Our Info Program Manager, Beck Cowles will be participating in the panel discussion. Read on for a description of the event, and join us in tackling plastics head on.

We cannot live without plastics, it seems. But we cannot live with them either, as they are currently produced and disposed. Plastics are everywhere – littering streets and waterways, getting into the food chain and into our bodies. Chemicals in plastics are associated with disorders such as asthma, cancer, and diabetes. How do we find a way out? Film Night features several short, stimulating pieces on the promises and liabilities of plastics, each followed by commentary and dialogue with local leaders in sustainable living: Beck Cowles, Berkeley Ecology Center, Chris Pincetich, PhD, Sea Turtle Restoration Project, Beth Terry, author of Plastic Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit, and How You Can, Too and Monica Wilson, GAIA (Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives). Join the conversation and learn what you can do to protect yourself, your family, and the environment. Click here to get tickets.

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