- Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2020
- Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. MST/1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST
- Location: Watch the film at your convenience a week prior to the post-screening virtual video conversation in Zoom.
Register to attend the free event here - https://bit.ly/SOPPanel2
The COVID-19 crisis has changed the way people consume, creating a critical opportunity to look at our systems and build a more sustainable “new normal.” That includes not only looking upstream at waste prevention and reuse but how plastic is manufactured. We need to protect people’s health and the health of the planet, build a resilient future and empower individuals from all walks of life to live a sustainable lifestyle. The Story of Stuff’s new film, The Story of Plastic, serves to spark dialogue, provide hope, create action and help us break free from plastic pollution.
Following the screening, attend a distinguished virtual video conversation with:
Jonathan Black, Senior Policy Advisor for New Mexico Senator Tom Udall’s office, works on plastic pollution and environmental issues.
Julie Teel Simmonds, Senior Attorney for the Center For Biological Diversity, works in the Center's Oceans Program to protect marine biodiversity and ecosystems.
Sydney Harris, Senior Associate for Policy and Programs at the Product Stewardship Institute, is the lead on packaging extended producer responsibility.
Kelley Dennings, Campaigner for the Center For Biological Diversity (host)
Sarah Pierpont, Executive Director at the New Mexico Recycling Coalition (moderator)