The Story of Plastic
The Story of Plastic panel discussion
The Story of Plastic Film Screening
& Online Panel Discussion held
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
HoCo Climate Action, Less Plastic Please, and Howard County Sierra Club presented a panel discussion and Q&A on June 24, 2020, after the online screening of the powerful documentary, The Story of Plastic. During this extraordinary time of the pandemic and demands for racial and environmental justice, we organized the panel of experts who discussed all aspects of the plastic crisis. As we highlighted during the discussion, plastic pollution is an environmental justice and public health crisis: Fracking, plastics production, litter, and disposal in landfills and by incineration harm communities of color disproportionately. Social Justice. Racial Justice. Environmental Justice. We believe these are all part of a single, globally connected Movement for Justice.
THE STORY OF PLASTIC takes a sweeping look at the crisis of plastic pollution and its threat to all life on our planet. Spanning three continents, the film illustrates the ongoing catastrophe: fields full of garbage, mountains of trash, rivers and seas clogged with waste, and skies choked with the poisonous emissions from plastic production and processing.
View the trailer HERE. Information to watch the film is HERE.
Alex Cole, community organizer, Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition & Appalachian Storage Hub Working Group
David Pinsky, senior plastics campaigner, Greenpeace USA
Sarah Nichols, Sustainable Maine director, Natural Resources Council of Maine
Josh Feldmark, director, Howard County Office of Community Sustainability
Ali DySard, environmental & partnership manager, MOM’s Organic Market
Brooke Lierman, Maryland delegate, District 46 – Baltimore City
TAKE ACTION and RESOURCES provided by panelists listed by topic.
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SPONSORS & CO-SPONSORS:
Special Thanks to:
The Planning Committee
Liz Feighner, Charlie Goedeke, Pat Hershey,
Elisabeth Hoffman, Carolyn Parsa, Ruth Alice White
Technical Support from Maryland Sierra Club
Martha Ainsworth, Chair, Zero Waste Committee
Gary Young, Webinar Support
Ron Kaltenbaugh, Video Editor
Grant from Food and Water Watch