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Panel Discussion: Plastic Pollution – Local Solutions to a Global Problem
March 4, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Presented by CCS and Pleasant Bay Community Boating (PBCB).
The scope of plastic pollution on the planet can seem overwhelming to someone who cares about the health of our environment.
Join a panel of Cape Cod experts to learn what scientists, activists, businesses, municipalities, and school children are doing to address this problem at local, regional and state levels. Topics covered will include bag and polystyrene bans, recycling programs, single-use awareness campaigns, infrastructure and transportation ideas, and policy changes.
The panel will also discuss what YOU can do to tackle the problem of plastics with your purchasing power, volunteer activity, lifestyle changes, political decisions, and charitable contributions.
Free, all welcome!
Laura Ludwig – Marine Plastics Program Coordinator, Center for Coastal Studies
Phil Goddard – Manager of Facility Compliance & Technology Development at Bourne Integrated Solid Waste Management
Nita Tallent – Chief of Natural Resource Management and Science, National Park Service/Cape Cod National Seashore
Jesse Mechling – Director, Marine Education at the Center for Coastal Studies
Chris Powicki – Executive Committee Member, Sierra Club Cape Cod & Islands
Meredith Kinkade – 6th Grader/Co-Founder of Skip the Straw Campaign
Shayna Ferullo – Co-Owner, Snowy Owl Coffee Roasters & Cafe, Brewster