Meaningful Movies: Sustainable Ballard presents: "Bag it: Is your life too plastic?"
Please join us to view and discuss “Bag it: Is Your Life Too Plastic?” Zero Waste Washington co-hosts with special guest Marisol Diaz to show a short video and talk about her project with Duwamish Youth focusing on microplastics in their lives and community.
What starts as a film about plastic bags evolves into a wholesale investigation into plastic’s effects on our oceans, environment, and bodies. We see how our crazy-for-plastic world has finally caught up to us…and what we can do about it.
When: Monday, July 20th
6:00 pm Screening
7:15 pm Discussion
VENUE: Virtual (via Zoom)
Cost: Screenings are free; We gratefully accept donations to help offset the costs of presenting the films we screen. Suggestion: $5 Individual, $10 household. Registration includes a link to view the movie at your convenience and to participate in an online discussion about the movie on July 20th.
(*This workshop is an UnFestival Event and is included in your Season Pass. Click here to purchase a Season Pass.)
Please join us to view and discuss Bag it: Is your life too plastic? Check out the trailer in the link below
WATCH THE TRAILER
“Americans use 60,000 plastic bags every five minutes-single-use disposable bags that we mindlessly throw away. But where is "away?" Where do the bags and other plastics end up, and at what cost to our environment, marine life and human health? Bag it: Is your life too plastic? (54 mins) follows "everyman" Jeb Berrier as he navigates our plastic world. Jeb is not a radical environmentalist, but an average American who decides to take a closer look at our cultural love affair with plastics. Jeb's journey in this documentary film starts with simple questions: Are plastic bags really necessary? What are plastic bags made from? What happens to plastic bags after they are discarded?
Jeb looks beyond plastic bags and discovers that virtually everything in modern society-from baby bottles, to sports equipment, to dental sealants, to personal care products-is made with plastic or contains potentially harmful chemical additives used in the plastic-making process. When Jeb's journey takes a personal twist, we see how our crazy-for-plastic world has finally caught up with us and what we can do about it. Today. Right now. ”
More about the film at: http://www.bagitmovie.com/About Marisol Diaz
Outreach and Policy Specialist, works to engage the community in key zero waste issues, addressing plastic pollution, producer responsibility, and toxic chemicals. She also works with youth in South Seattle to educate them about plastic pollution issues. Marisol is currently leading a youth internship program where youth are working to reduce plastic pollution from their communities. Marisol is a graduate of the University of Washington with a major in Community, Environment, and Planning. She has a strong passion for reducing and eliminating waste so much that she completed a training course and is now a Master Composter Sustainability Steward. She tries to live her life as zero waste as possible including educating her friends and family about the benefits of going zero waste.
Upon registering, and again on July 20th, you will receive a confirmation email containing a viewing and discussion link.
Meaningful Movies : Sustainable Ballard is a program of Sustainable Ballard. The Meaningful Movies Project is a non-profit organization that screens free documentaries within Seattle area neighborhoods. The screenings are intended to raise awareness, encourage dialogue and create positive change. Opportunities for discussion follow each screening.
Sustainable Ballard has partnered with Meaningful Movies to present documentaries in our neighborhood. You can check out our page at http://meaningfulmovies.org/neighborhoods/ballard/