Conference: Plastics 360 2014 - Impacts & Possibilities
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.
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
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.
$35 pre-registration by Mar 26; $45 at the door ($25 for Green Sangha members & students with current ID.