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Creating a Plastic Free Future: A Story of Plastic Virtual Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Thursday | July 30, 2020 | 6:00 pm — 7:30 pm

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Watch The Story of Plastic at home, then join the Ecology Center for a Plastic-Free July panel discussion of the film.

This event is Cosponsored by: UPSTREAM, Californians Against Waste, Nexus3 (formerly BaliFokus), The Hillside Club, and The Story of Stuff.

The Ecology Center invites you to a virtual screening of The Story of Plastic. To wrap up Plastic-Free July, watch The Story of Plastic at home July 28-30, then join our panel of experts on 7/30 for a discussion that will move beyond the problem of the plastics crisis and instead focus on opportunities and strategies towards solutions!

The Story of Plastic presents a cohesive timeline of how we got to our current global plastic pollution crisis and how the oil and gas industry has successfully manipulated the narrative around it. The Story of Plastic demonstrates in concrete terms how this is a systemic problem created by industry, and not an individual problem created by consumers and litterbugs. This discussion will focus on the systemic changes underway at the local, state, federal and international levels that you can support.

Join us for a solutions-oriented panel discussion moderated by Ecology Center Executive Director, Martin Bourque and featuring experts in policy and legislation who will speak to current and future efforts in the fight against plastic pollution. The panel discussion will be followed by a live Q&A session.

*Registration is Required: All registered emails will receive a private link with instructions for viewing 24 hours ahead of the event. Space is limited .

PANELISTS:
Baani Behniwal, Californians Against Waste
Shane Trimmer, Office of Congressman Alan Lowenthal
Miriam Gordon, UPSTREAM
YuYun Ismawati Drwiega, Nexus3, (Formerly known as BaliFokus Foundation)

COST: No cost. Donations appreciated. Help us reach our goal to raise 5K during plastic free July to support these activities and continue work at the Ecology Center to empower plastic-free living. Text “PlasticFreeEC” to 44321 to donate and to support in making plastic-free living an everyday reality.

About THE STORY OF PLASTIC:

“The Story of Plastic is a seething expose uncovering the ugly truth behind the current global plastic pollution crisis. Striking footage shot over three continents illustrates the ongoing catastrophe: fields full of garbage, veritable mountains of trash; rivers and seas clogged with waste; and skies choked with the poisonous runoff from plastic production and recycling processes with no end in sight. Original animations, interviews with experts and activists, and never-before-filmed scenes reveal the disastrous consequences of the flood of plastic smothering ecosystems and poisoning communities around the world – and the global movement rising up in response. ” The Story of Stuff

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Cost: Free

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