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Plastic and the Pandemic Fireside Chat

Monday | July 06, 2020 | 7:00 pm — 8:00 pm

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While our planet has benefited in numerous ways from the Great Lull imposed by the COVID-19 virus, plastic use, especially single-use plastic, is on the rise. Join Hillside Club Vice President Arlene Baxter in conversation with Martin Bourque, Executive Director of the Ecology Center, as they discuss the dynamics of this change, and suggestions for positive action.  They will provide background to plastic use and disposal, both around the world and especially here in the Bay Area, and provide an update from when they co-sponsored an event a year ago entitled The Plastic Crisis. The presentation will conclude with suggestions for positive changes that individuals can take to limit plastic use in their own households, as well as influencing change within communities and industry. Look forward to snippets from the feature film The Story of Plastic, as well as curated comments from other experts in this field.  This event is jointly sponsored by the Ecology Center, the Bridge Association of REALTORS, and The Hillside Club, and is part of the 2020 events of Plastic Free July.

If you have questions, on the topic of Plastic and the Pandemic, please send them to Arlene at

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Cost: Free

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