Ecology Center Event

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Plastic is Getting Drastic

Tuesday | June 23, 2015 | 7:00 pm — 9:00 pm

Join 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. The Ecology Center is a co-sponsor of this event.

Tickets available online.

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.

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Cost: $10.00 – $15.00
This event is wheelchair accessible.

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