A Plastic Ocean – Film and Discussion
Date(s) - Friday, October 26, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
First Unitarian Church of Providence
The Green Team and Benevolent Street Zendo/Ecosattva Sangha are hosting a film and discussion about plastic waste on Friday, October 26, in the First Unitarian Auditorium. We will watch the 22-minute educational version of A Plastic Ocean, an adventure film in which searchers for the elusive blue whale find instead oceans filled with plastic waste. Incredibly captivating, beautiful, and moving, the film rethinks our everyday use of plastic – from shopping bags and straws to plastic tableware and food containers. Over time, most of this plastic breaks down into tiny pieces, invisible to the naked eye, which are consumed by marine wildlife and contaminate the food chain. These microplastics pose a serious risk to ocean and human health, from the Pacific coast to the waters of Maine. The film will be followed by a discussion of causes and practical ways to react to this pollution.
There will be an activity time for children, who will be making “trash turtles” together; if you are bringing your child(ren), please bring a clean, used plastic bottle for each.
Please note: if you cannot make it to the screening at First Unitarian, the Weaver Library in East Providence will be hosting the film on Monday, October 29, 6:00–8:00p.