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Plastics 360 2014: Impacts & Possibilities Conference
Date Saturday March 29
Time 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location Details
Lafayette Public Library
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd
Lafayette, CA 94549

http://ccclib.org/locations/directions/laf.html
Event Type Conference
Organizer/AuthorStuart Moody
Emailinfo [at] greensangha.org
Phone510-532-6574
Join us for a comprehensive review of research on plastic in the oceans, plastic toxicity, the costs of disposability, and ways that we each can shift to more life-sustaining materials. Local leaders in health, conservation, and resource recovery will describe issues and solutions to the plague of plastic pollution.

Speakers
Rebecca Braslau, chemistry professor, UC Santa Cruz
Joe Mueller, biologist & instructor, College of Marin
Wallace J. Nichols, PhD, marine biologist, author of the forthcoming Blue Mind.
Chris Pincetich, PhD, marine biologist
Beth Terry, author, http://www.myplasticfreelife.com

Refreshments:
Light, earth-friendly snacks will be provided at registration (9:30-10:00 am).
BYO snacks if you like!
And . . . Brown bag lunch conversation to discuss specific strategies and campaigns for helping schools, businesses, or your city to reduce single-use plastic waste (1:15-2:00 pm). Artisan pizza to be served for all pre-registered attendees (BYO extras). Courtesy of Jules Thin Crust Pizza, with stores in Danville & Oakland.

What you will gain

Learn more about plastics where they come from, our complex relationship with them, their infiltration into our bodies and our environment, and where we are heading

Discuss ways to maintain the benefits of plastics while eliminating the negative impacts of litter, waste, and toxicity

Network with leaders in the campaign to end plastic pollution

Develop your own plan of action for reducing waste and minimizing your exposures to toxic plastic chemicals

Enjoy relaxing meditation and a mindful movement break.

Co-sponsors:
Environmental Forum of Marin (http://www.marinefm.org)
Generation Green (http://www.generationgreen.com)

Please also join us on March 18 for an educational short film and panel discussion about the plague of plastics in our streets, oceans, and bodies. Register here:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/565294

More information: info [at] greensangha.org
Added to the calendar on Sunday Feb 23rd, 2014 11:02 PM
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