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The Plastic Tidal Wave
Date Thursday May 24
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Ecology Center
2530 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, Ca, 94702
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/AuthorJahan Khalighi
Plastics are like a hidden, daily oil spill - an unending stream of toxic and non-biodegradable litter entering the world and our bodies. Can recycling plastics solve the problem of plastic litter, and the poisoning of the food web? Where are we going with ocean cleanup and product stewardship? What are the plastics of greatest concern?

Join Sanjen Miedzinski, Ph.D. and Beth Terry of Green Sangha to learn about the effects of litter, how recycling falls short, and what businesses and governments can do to stop the plague of plastic pollution.

About the Presenters Sanjen Miedzinski focuses on researching, writing and speaking on environmental issues and in teaching the Diamond Approach, a spiritual path. She is a former biochemist, psychologist and professor. She has found a home in Green Sangha which integrates environmental work and spiritual awareness. In 2007, Beth Terry, a Green Sangha member, started a blog (http://www.myplasticfreelife.com) to document her personal journey toward a plastic-free life. She is also the author of Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too. Her outreach has extended from farmers' markets to The Clorox Company. Her online campaign, "Take Back the Filter," sparked a collaborative program for recycling Brita water filters. This event is part of "Reuse, Redesign, Restore: a series about Zero Waste."

Cost: Free
Info: 510-548-2220 x233, erc [at] ecologycenter.org.
  Wheelchair accessible.

Added to the calendar on Thursday May 3rd, 2012 3:21 PM

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