FREE film screening and panel discussion – all are welcome! Event hosted by Organizing for Action.
Please join us for this exciting event to raise awareness of the perils of plastic pollution, particularly to our oceans, and plant seeds of action to lead healthier and more sustainable lives!
We will be screening the documentary film A PLASTIC OCEAN, which will be followed by a panel discussion with environmental activists from local organizations, including:
Beyond Organic Design
Socrates Sculpture Park
Our speakers will be sharing lots of amazing information about everyday actions we can take to protect our environment, become healthier in our own lives, and get involved in the many environmental conservation efforts throughout the city.
About the film:
In the center of the Pacific Ocean gyre our researchers found more plastic than plankton. A PLASTIC OCEAN documents the newest science, proving how plastics, once they enter the oceans, break up into small particulates that enter the food chain where they attract toxins like a magnet. These toxins are stored in seafood’s fatty tissues, and eventually consumed by us.
A PLASTIC OCEAN begins when journalist Craig Leeson, searching for the elusive blue whale, discovers plastic waste in what should be pristine ocean. In this adventure documentary, Craig teams up with free diver Tanya Streeter and an international team of scientists and researchers, and they travel to twenty locations around the world over the next four years to explore the fragile state of our oceans, uncover alarming truths about plastic pollution, and reveal working solutions that can be put into immediate effect.
FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EVENT AND PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS AT THE LINKS BELOW:
A Plastic Ocean: https://www.plasticoceans.org/film/
Variety Boys & Girls Club: http://www.varietyboysandgirlsclub.org/
Hellgate CSA: http://hellgatecsa.net/
Beyond Organic Design: http://www.beyondorganicdesign.org/
Socrates Sculpture Park: http://socratessculpturepark.org/