The Community Environmental Council, in partnership with Channelkeeper, the Museum of Natural History and the Environmental Defense Center, is hosting a free screening of “Plastic Paradise,” an award-winning documentary film taking a close look at plastic pollution in our oceans. Thousands of miles away from civilization, Midway Atoll is in one of the most remote places on earth. Yet it has become Ground Zero for the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, syphoning plastics from three distant continents. In this independent documentary film, journalist/filmmaker Angela Sun travels on a personal journey of discovery to uncover this mysterious phenomenon. Along the way she meets scientists, researchers, influencers, and volunteers who shed light on the effects of our rabid plastic consumption, and learns that the problem is more insidious than we could have ever imagined.
Please join us on Tuesday, May 20th at 6:30 pm at Fleischmann Auditorium at the Museum of Natural History for this educational and inspiring event featuring local environmental organizations and a fun raffle, and pledge to reduce your use of single-use plastics. Click here to watch the film’s trailer.