Plastic Paradise Screening

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Thursday, November 15, 2018 -

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Kent Student Center
Kiva

Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Screening
Nov. 15
5 p.m.
Kent State Student Center KIVA

EVERY single piece of plastic that has ever been created since the 19th century is still SOMEWHERE on our planet. So if it never goes away, where does it go? Thousands of miles away from civilization, Midway Atoll is in one of the most remote places on earth. And yet it has become ground zero for the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, siphoning plastics from three distant continents. In this independent documentary film, journalist/filmmaker Angela Sun travels on a personal journey of discovery to uncover this mysterious phenomenon. Along the way, she meets scientists, researchers, influencers and volunteers who shed light on the effects of our rabid plastic consumption and learns the problem is more insidious than we could have ever imagined.

Q&A PANEL DISCUSSION: 6 P.M.

A panelist Q&A session will take place following the film. Panelists include:

  • Diane Bickett, Executive Director of Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District
  • Kristeena Blaser, Aramark Sustainability Coordinator
  • David Costello, Center for Ecology and Natural Resource Sustainability  
  • David DuBois, Institute for Sustainable Enterprise

TABLING 4:30-5 P.M. AND FOLLOWING THE DISCUSSION

PLASTIC PARADISE

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