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Beyond Plastics (NYC)

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On Monday, April 29, meet the experts leading the grassroots movement against single-use plastic in NYC, and learn more about the latest issues surrounding plastic pollution and climate change. You CAN make a difference. Start now.

Virtually all plastic is made from fossil fuels, but in the fight against climate change, the role of plastic waste is often overlooked. Over the next few years, the demand for plastic is expected to rise—and oil and gas companies have been increasing fossil fuel production at alarming rates in order to profit from this trend.

Join the Center for Community Action and Research (CCAR) for a discussion about eliminating single-use plastic in order to reduce fossil fuel emissions:

Monday, April 29, 2019
6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Bianco Room
NYC Campus

This important discussion will include the following:

  • >> Short clips from a new film about kids in Red Hook, Brooklyn, who are working to prevent plastic pollution with Cafeteria Culture.
  • >> The latest from councilmember Brad Lander of the NYC Council.
  • >> Information on plastics, pollution, and fracking from Judith Enck, former EPA regional administrator and founder of Beyond Plastics at Bennington College. 
  • >> How you can take action and lead the charge according to NYPIRG Civic Engagement Coordinator Tousif Ahsan.

Please RSVP if you plan on attending!