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Parting with Plastic: Film Screening and Talk
October 16, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Last Spring, four girls from Pemetic School (Caroline Musson, Logan Wilbur, Charlotte Partin, and Ella Izenour) did research about the effects of plastic waste on our environment and health and became impassioned advocates for the elimination of single use plastic bags. Their presentation to the Southwest Harbor select board was so compelling that the board asked them to write an ordinance that would make their vision a reality.
The students were subsequently asked to present to the select boards in Bar Harbor, Mount Desert and Tremont, and concerned citizens are working with them to make the elimination of single use plastic bags and polystyrene (AKA styrofoam) a reality in all 4 MDI towns.
This Fall, you can see the students’ inspiring presentation and the 22-minute condensed version of the powerful documentary “A Plastic Ocean”. During the hour long program, you will also have the opportunity to learn about the citizen initiative underway in your town and contribute to the community conversation. Please spread the word to everyone you know who might be interested.