Ecology Center Event

Story of Plastic Virtual Watch Party & Plastic-Free July Panel Discussion

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

Online Event

The Ecology Center invites you to a virtual screening of The Story of Plastic. To wrap up Plastic-Free July, this discussion 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- so where do we go from here? What can we do at local, state, federal and international levels to bring systemic change?

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 .

COST: No cost. Donations appreciated.

EVENT DETAILS:
Thursday, July 30, 2020

PANEL Discussion 6:00-7:30PM
SPEAKERS:
Martin Bourque, Ecology Center Executive Director (Moderator)

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

About THE STORY OF PLASTIC:

THE STORY OF PLASTIC is a searing expose, uncovering the ugly truth behind plastic pollution and the false solution of plastic recycling. Different from every other plastic documentary you’ve seen, 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. This film introduces audiences to the heroes and the villains behind one of the world’s most pressing environmental issues, from the extraction of fossil fuels to plastic disposal and the global resistance fighting back.

“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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