18:30 Mingling and free drinks provided by ThoughtWorks
19:05 Film screening
20:45 Open Q & A discussion
Approx. 21:30 End
Today more than 8 million tons of plastic enter our oceans each year. Learn how we can change this! Join zerowasteXchange and Thoughtworks for a free, public screening of “A Plastic Ocean”, the award winning 2017 documentary that brings to light the consequences of our disposable lifestyle. Following the screening will be an open Q & A with our expert panel of guest speakers to discuss ways in which we can make waves of change in our everyday lives.
Watch the trailer here: http://www.plasticoceans.org/watch-trailer/
For more information: http://www.plasticoceans.org
Understanding the environmental consequences of everyday consumerism can often feel abstract for people living in urban communities with little direct contact with nature. Consider, for example, the impact of rampant consumerism upon the environment in the form of ocean plastic pollution. As modern consumers we act as central players in the system of consumerism that churns out single-use plastic in the forms of grocery bags, produce bags, straws, to-go cups & lids, plastic bottles, cutlery, food packaging and take-away containers. However, many of us fail to connect our personal use of these items to ocean plastic pollution.
“A Plastic Ocean” is a new feature-length documentary that brings to light the consequences of our global disposable lifestyle. We thought we could use plastic once and throw it away with negligible impact to humans and animals. That turns out to be untrue. In “A Plastic Ocean”, an international team of adventurers, researchers, and Ocean ambassadors go on a mission around the globe to document the impact of plastic pollution upon marine life and ultimately human health. This film also addresses the need for workable technology and policy solutions that can change things for the better.
The focus of our Q & A and open discussion will be on how we can make waves of change in our own daily lives. Our intention is to inspire and empower guests with practical information and resources that will enable them to live more sustainably, should they chose.
Guest speakers will include:
Dr. Sandra Schöttner (Greenpeace), a marine expert with more than 15 years of experience in environmental protection and science,
Sonja Schelbach, the co-founder of Stückgut, Hamburg’s first zero waste supermarket (https://www.stueckgut-hamburg.de/),
Marlon Olivan (zerowasteXchange), a scuba diver from the Philippines with first hand experience of plastic ocean pollution as well as local efforts to combat it, &
Luise Rosemeier, zero-waste activist and co-founder of Trashless Society (https://trashless-society.com.)
We are very much looking forward to sharing this evening with you! Many thanks and see you soon!