A Plastic Ocean

PRESENTED BY: Everett Meaningful Movies
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6:30 PM, Saturday, August 11, 2018
Location: Everett (click for map)

“A Plastic Ocean” is a stunning scientific documentary that tells the story of 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. The film also offers hopeful ideas, based on new technology and on policy changes, for reducing single-use plastics and keeping plastic out of the environment, in order to restore the health of our oceans and marine life.

The event is free (donations gratefully accepted). Doors open at 6:00pm with refreshments and socializing. The movie starts at 6:30pm. Following the movie, stay for a community discussion with our panelists:

Heather Trim, Executive Director of Zero Waste Washington, which protects people and our natural world by advocating for products designed and produced to be healthy, safe, and continually recycled and reused. Zero Waste envisions a just and sustainable world where society responsibly produces, consumes and recycles.

Pam Kepford of 350 Everett, who is working toward a Reusable Bag Ordinance for Everett. Pam is an avid gardener and has been an Everett resident for 40 years. She taught English in China from 2004-2014, retiring home to Everett. She is also a long time environmental activist, reactivated by the current climate crisis.

Jeanine San Clemente, PhD of Mothers Out Front Puget Sound, Climate Reality Project, and Zero Hour Seattle, who is working with Zero Waste Washington on a bag ordinance in Bothell. She has worked with grocery stores to develop a low-plastic grocery shopping list and to reduce plastic packaging in grocery stores, as well as speaking at public events on issues related to climate change, including plastics and their connection to climate change.

Sponsors: This event is co-sponsored by 350 Everett with assistance of Zero Waste Washington. A heartfelt thank you to our sponsors: Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Everett, Everett United Church of Christ, Evergreen Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Green Team, and KSER Community Radio. We would also like to gratefully acknowledge Petite Sweet Bakery, in Everett, for donating baked goods.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1180305555442819/

Release Year: 2016

Running Time: 100min

Director: Craig Leeson

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Online reservations are not required for this event.

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  1. Jennie
    #1 Jennie 21 June, 2018, 20:50

    I’ve actually seen this movie but plan to attend to see it again. I want to hear this great panel of speakers talk about their local actions.

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    • Chris
      Chris 12 July, 2018, 14:22

      So glad you’re coming. Please see me for a FREE large popcorn, when you arrive! Chris Glans

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  2. christian R.
    #2 christian R. 18 July, 2018, 16:29

    Saw it at Edmonds Meaningful Movies. Truly worthwhile film that really makes the vast dimension of the problem clear. Some solutions are presented too, though I could think of more comprehensive solutions that would avoid plastic altogether.

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    • Melissa Rice
      Melissa Rice Author 20 July, 2018, 17:02

      Thanks! Please tell all your friends in the Everett area and north Snohomish County!

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      • christian R.
        christian R. 26 July, 2018, 12:13

        @Melissa Rice — If I had friends in Everett and Snohomish County, I certainly would. I will try to befriend more people up north 🙂

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