Conference: Plastics 360 - Impacts & Possibilities

When & Where
Lafayette Public Library
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Lafayette, CA 94549
March 16, 2013 - 9:30am - 4:00pm
Elizabeth Little
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.


A brief history of plastics.  Susan Freinkel, author of Plastic:  A Toxic Love Story
The Plastic-Oil connection.  Joe Mueller, MS, biology instructor, College of Marin
Marine litter.  Chris Pincetich, PhD, marine toxicologist
Plastics in our bodies.  Marion Guyer, MD, MBA
Recycling and beyond. Samantha Meyer, Clean Water Action
Changes we can make, from home to office to city hall.  Sarah Kelley, Terra Textiles; Samantha Meyer, Clean Water Action; Andy Peri, Green Sangha; Beth Terry, author, Plastic Free
Plus!  Opening meditation and mindful movement break with Gerry Swan, RYT

Refreshments:  Light, earth-friendly snacks will be provided at registration (9:00-9:30 am).  BYO lunch!  We will provide coffee and beverages.  (BYO mug, too.)

What you will get:

Learn more about plastics - their amazing history, 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 mindful movement breaks during the day