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Plastics and an Imperiled Planet: A Community Presentation in Two Parts

PART I - THE GLOBAL PROBLEM

Pleasant Bay Community Boating proudly presents the Cape Cod premiere of the adventure documentary 

A Plastic Ocean

10:00 AM
Saturday, March 4
 
Orpheum Theater
637 Main Street
Chatham
 
Adults - $18
Youth 11 and under - $10
Buy tickets 
 
The Orpheum opens at 9:00AM, so stop by the Cafe for conversation, coffee, and pastry before the film... or for lunch afterwards.  
 
Every year, 28 billion pounds of plastic end up in our ocean. Seals get caught in discarded fishing gear and die trying to free themselves. Dolphins mistake plastic bags for their next meal and die eating them. Fish ingest deflated balloons and choke to death. And it poses a threat to human health.
 
This new feature-length adventure documentary reveals the impact of our disposable lifestyle across the globe. Four years in the making, the documentary features work by an international team of adventurers, researchers and ocean ambassadors to uncover the truth about plastics which are beneath the surface of the world's oceans.
 
A Skyped question-and-answer session between audience and London-based film producer Jo Ruxton will immediately follow the film.
 
VIEW TRAILER
 
All film proceeds to benefit Pleasant Bay Community Boating, a non-profit organization whose mission is to make boating, marine education, and environmental stewardship affordable and accessible to all.


PART II - What You Can Do!
 
Center for Coastal Studies & Pleasant Bay Community Boating are pleased to present:

Local Solutions to a Global Problem - A Panel Discussion & Exhibits

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Saturday, March 4
 
Eldredge Library
(Lower Level)
564 Main Street
Chatham
 
Admission is free. 
 
The scope of plastic pollution on the planet can seem overwhelming to someone who cares about the health of our environment! This afternoon panel discussion will educate, inspire, and empower attendees to "think globally and act locally." 
 
Panel Discussion
Join our panel of Cape Cod experts and plastic reduction practitioners 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. 
 
Most important, join us to learn what you can do--with your purchasing power, volunteer activity, lifestyle changes, political decisions, and charitable contributions to address this problem in your everyday life.

Moderator
Laura Ludwig - Marine Plastics Program Coordinator
Center for Coastal Studies

Panelists
Phil Goddard - Manager of Facility Compliance & Technology Development
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
Center for Coastal Studies
 
Chris Powicki - Executive Committee Member, Cape Cod & Islands Group
Sierra Club
 
Meredith Kinkade - 6th Grader/Co-Founder
Skip the Straw Campaign, Falmouth Water Stewards
 
Shayna Ferullo - Co-Owner
Snowy Owl Coffee Roasters & Cafe, Brewster
 
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Questions? Email: plastics@pbcb.cc.
 
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 A SPECIAL THANKS TO THE ORPHEUM THEATER AND ELDREDGE LIBRARY
 FOR THEIR GENEROSITY AND ASSISTANCE IN HOSTING THESE EVENTS.