Friday, October 30, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
The Plastic Pollution Coalition, a nonprofit organization is a coalition individuals and institutions involved in the study and remediation of plastic pollution worldwide. The Plastic Coalition promotes strategic planning, coherent communication, synergistic action to reduce the negative impacts of plastics on the environment, marine life, and human health worldwide.Executive Board: Lisa Boyle, Environmental Attorney, Dianna Cohen, Artist, Manuel Maqueda,
On Friday, August 29, 2009 a one day event was hosted by West Marine for mayors of coastal cities from Crescent City to Santa Barbara, to discuss the dangers of plastic pollution.
The following city and state officials were in attendance:
Hon. Sam Farr Congress member, 17th district
Hon. Bill Monning Assemblyman, 27th District
John Laird, Member Waste Management Commission of the State of California
Carmel Sue McCloud, Mayor Rich Guillen , City Manager
Carpinteria Gregg Carty, Mayor Dave Duflinger, City Manager
Del Rey Oaks Joseph P. Russell, Mayor
Half Moon Bay John Muller, Mayor
Pacific Grove Dan Cort, Mayor
Monterey Chuck Della Sala, Mayor
Morro Bay Betty Winholtz, Mayor
Santa Monica Ken Genser, Mayor
Pacifica Julie Lancelle, Mayor Don Eagleston, Chamber of Commerce
Salinas Dennis Donohue, Mayor
Santa Cruz Cynthia Mathews, Mayor Katherine Beiers, Council Member Ryan Coonerty, Council Member Tony Madrigal, Council Member Fred Keeley, County Assessor
Seaside Ralph Rubio, Mayor
Watsonville Antonio Rivas, Mayor Carlos Palacios, City Manager
For more on the event, topics discussed and photos, visit this website: http://www.mayorsoceansummit.org
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
a special film screening
Friday, October 23, 2009
7 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
UCLA Melnitz Hall - James Bridges Theater
See Tapped, the Movie www.tappedthemovie.com , followed by National Geographic's Strange Days on Planet Earth: Dirty Secrets, hosted by Edward Norton (http://www.pbs.org/strangedays), and a sneak preview of footage from a documentary by Bill Weaver and Jan Vozenilek on the current Midway Journey www.midwayjourney.com .
Screenings will be followed by a Q & A with the filmmakers.
Admission is free of charge
Get Informed. Take action.
This event is made possible through the generosity of Irmelin DiCaprio and the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, The UCLA School of Film, Television and Digital Media, and the UCLA Institute of the Environment, with additional support from the UCLA Education for Sustainable Living Program.
To reserve your seat(s) please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, August 14, 2009
Our work on communicating plastics continues. On July 24, a group of environmental leaders actively engaged in communicating the dangers of plastic pollution to the public came together at our offices on Cannery Row. The goal? How to communicate more effectively one key message - plastic pollution is bad. For the people. For the animals. For the planet. An excellent meeting that we kicked off with a team building exercise - African drums.
A day of great discussions took place. Topics, attendees and pictures - please visit the website.
Our work continues to capture the hearts and minds of many. Our facebook group is now over 27,000 people strong. People continue to view Edward Norton's inspirational message to "bring your own bag" and habits will begin to change.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Think Beyond Plastics is bubbling rapidly. After the film festival our ranks on Facebook are growing: Think Beyond Plastics as well as Don't Trash the Ocean have gained hundreds of new members.
But the most exciting news arrived today: Think Beyond Plastics is a finalist at the Best 360 Campaign Category at the Jackson Hole Film Festival. What a terrific recognition for the campaign, for the people who are working on it, and for all of our partners who have and continue to contribute efforts.