Conference: Plastics 360 2014 - Impacts & Possibilities

When & Where
Lafayette Public Library
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd
Lafayette, CA 94549
March 29, 2014 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Contact
Stuart Moody
info@greensangha.org
510 532 6574

 

Join us for a comprehensive review of research on plastic in the oceans, plastic toxicity, the costs of disposability, and ways that we each can shift to more life-sustaining materials.  Local leaders in health, conservation, and resource recovery will describe issues and solutions to the plague of plastic pollution.

Speakers
Rebecca Braslau, chemistry professor, UC Santa Cruz
Joe Mueller, biologist & instructor, College of Marin
Wallace J. Nichols, PhD, marine biologist, author of the forthcoming Blue Mind.
Chris Pincetich, PhD, marine biologist
Beth Terry, author, www.myplasticfreelife.com

Refreshments:
Light, earth-friendly snacks will be provided at registration (9:30-10:00 am). 
BYO snacks if you like!
And . . . Brown bag lunch conversation to discuss specific strategies and campaigns for helping schools, businesses, or your city to reduce single-use plastic waste (1:15-2:00 pm).  Artisan pizza to be served for all pre-registered attendees (BYO extras).  Courtesy of Jules Thin Crust Pizza, with stores in Danville & Oakland.

What you will gain

Learn more about plastics  where they come from, our complex relationship with them, their infiltration into our bodies and our environment, and where we are heading

Discuss ways to maintain the benefits of plastics while eliminating the negative impacts of litter, waste, and toxicity

Network with leaders in the campaign to end plastic pollution

Develop your own plan of action for reducing waste and minimizing your exposures to toxic plastic chemicals

Enjoy relaxing meditation and a mindful movement break.

COST/REGISTRATION:
$35 pre-registration by Mar 26; $45 at the door ($25 for Green Sangha members & students with current ID.