Ursuline College is screening the award-winning documentary “Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” followed by a panel discussion about the threat of plastic pollution to the Great Lakes on Friday, March 23, 6-8:30 pm. “Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch” is an independent documentary film in which journalist/filmmaker Angela Sun travels to Midway Atoll, one of the most remote places on earth, to see the plastics washed there from three distant continents. Along the way, she meets scientists, researchers, influencers, and volunteers who shed light on the effects of plastic consumption and learns the problem is more insidious than we could have ever imagined.
Panelists represent several fields
Discussing the film and its implications for Great Lakes health will be the following panelists:
- Sherri Mason, Ph.D., chair of geology and environmental sciences, professor of chemistry, State University of New York, Fredonia;
- Crystal M.C. Davis, policy director, Alliance for the Great Lakes;
- Emily Kuzmick, M.S., coastal training program coordinator and wildlife communications specialist, Ohio Department of Natural Resources;
- Doreen Schreiber, business recycling specialist, Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District.
This is this free, public event, funded by a “Let’s talk About Water” challenge grant from the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc.,. No RSVP is required to attend.