A Plastic Ocean

PRESENTED BY: Meaningful Movies: Sustainable Ballard
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5:30 PM, Sunday, January 27, 2019
Location: Ballard (click for map)

NOTE NEW LOCATION!  “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, as they travel to 20 locations around the world over 4 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.

We invite you to stay after the film for a presentation and discussion led by Heather Trim, Executive Director of Zero Waste Washington. Heather has long been active in zero waste issues, including helping lead the Seattle bag campaign and helping get the ban on styrofoam serviceware products passed. Previously, Heather was Director of Science and Policy at Futurewise, focusing on habitat, shoreline, stormwater and other issues related to land use. Before that, she worked on similar issues including toxic pollution and plastics. Heather earned a BS in geology from Yale University and a PhD from UCLA in geochemistry.

Meaningful Movies : Sustainable Ballard Screenings are free, but we gratefully accept donations to help offset the costs of acquiring the films we screen. Suggested donation: $5.

Special Guests: Heather Trim

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/341857036627974/

Release Year: 2016

Running Time: 102 minutes

Director: Craig Leeson

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