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Title: Living Plastic Free: A Presentation by Beth Terry
START DATE: Friday May 17
TIME: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details:
Nature Center @
Oak Grove Regional Park
4520 W Eight Mile Road
Stockton, CA
Event Type: Speaker
Presentation: Living Plastic-Free

Many of us have heard about the problems with plastic -- polluting our oceans and beaches and harming our health with toxic chemicals. But what can one person do to be part of the solution? Join us for an evening of inspiring stories and practical tips about ways to reduce plastic in your home and on the planet. Author Beth Terry will share her journey from self-confessed plastic addict to empowered plastic-free activist and explain why we can't just recycle our way out of this mess. Beth Terry's book, Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too will be available for purchase and signing at the end of the event.

Beth Terry's Bio: After learning about the devastating effects of plastic pollution on the environment and human health, Oakland, CA accountant Beth Terry began an experiment to see if she could live without buying any new plastic. Since then, she has reduced her plastic waste to less than 2% of the national average. That experiment turned into the popular blog MyPlasticFreeLife.com and new book Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too. A founding member of the Plastic Pollution Coalition, Terry gives presentations on plastic-free living and why, despite what some critics assert, our personal actions really do make a difference. Her work and life have been profiled in the award-winning film Bag It, as well as Susan Freinkel's book, Plastic: A Toxic Love Story and Captain Charles Moore's Plastic Ocean.

The event is free, but the park does charge $5 per vehicle parking fee.

Info: Vinh ~ gardenlane [at] netzero [dot] net



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