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Virtual Screening: The Story of Plastic
July 27, 2020 @ 9:00 am - July 31, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Presented as part of the Center for Coastal Studies Plastic Free July campaign, this free virtual screening is co-hosted by Sustainable Practices, and is part of the Sustainable Practices Sustainability Film Series, now in its third season.
THE STORY OF PLASTIC takes a sweeping look at the man-made crisis of plastic pollution and the worldwide effect it has on the health of our planet and the people who inhabit it. Spanning three continents, the film illustrates the ongoing catastrophe: fields full of garbage, veritable mountains of trash, rivers and seas clogged with waste, and skies choked with the poisonous emissions from plastic production and processing. THE STORY OF PLASTIC features interviews with experts and activists on the front lines of the fight, revealing the disastrous consequences of the flood of plastic smothering ecosystems and poisoning communities around the world, and the global movement that is rising up in response. With engaging original animation, archival industry footage beginning in the 1930s, and first-person accounts of the unfolding emergency, the film distills a complex problem that is increasingly affecting the planet’s and its residents’ well-being.
The virtual screening will be followed by a live, online discussion on August 3, 2020, at 6:00 pm with Laura Ludwig, coordinator of the Center for Coastal Studies Marine Debris and Plastics program, and Madhavi Venkatesan, executive director of Sustainable Practices, on the local impact of plastic to marine and terrestrial life and what we can do individually and collectively to take action.
About Sustainable Practices
Sustainable Practices is a Barnstable County focused environmental action group. We work across all 15 towns in Barnstable County to facilitate a network to support environmental quality for our residents, visitors and fundamentally, the ecosystem on which we are dependent and of which we are all a part. The overarching mission of Sustainable Practices is to facilitate a culture of sustainability as defined by reducing the human-made impact to the planet and its ecosystems.