Plastic pollution is destroying our planet, our oceans, and disproportionately impacting low income and communities of color. As the fossil fuel industry doubles down on plastic as the new frontier for petrochemical production, we must do everything in our power to shape a new future that isn’t crafted by these powerful multi-billion dollar industries.
Join us Saturday, May 16, for a panel discussion with some very special guests. Greenpeace’s Executive Director, Annie Leonard, will be moderating the panel discussion alongside Bonnie Wright, the activist and actress most known for playing Ginny Weasley in all the Harry Potter films. Wright’s advocacy work is now flowing into her storytelling as she develops her first feature film titled “Unearthed.” The film will tell the story about a town reliant on the industry of a plastic producing chemical plant that ruptures in an earthquake, giving birth to an oil-based shapeshifting monster.
As panel moderators, Annie Leonard and Bonnie Wright will be facilitating a discussion related to the “Story of Plastic” with movement leaders highlighted in the film — Yvette Arellano and Martin Bourque.
Yvette Arellano is a powerhouse organizer and emerging leader from Houston dedicated to the causes of environmental and racial justice. She serves as a policy research and grassroots advocate with Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services (T.E.J.A.S.)
Martin Bourque has led the Ecology Center, a community-based organization incorporated on Earth Day in 1970. By linking local grassroots grit with highly competent program implementation, and increasingly effective policy advocacy, Martin has led the Ecology Center to become a high impact engine for change.
WHAT: Story of Plastic Panel Discussion feat. Annie Leonard, Bonnie Wright, Yvette Arellano, and Martin Bourque.
You and I know how important understanding the origin story of plastic is if we want to change the system as a whole. I’ll be joining Annie, Bonnie, Yvette, and Martin this Saturday so we can all talk about the Story of Plastic, answer your questions about the film, and all take action. Make sure to RSVP!
You don’t want to miss this,
Kate Melges, Greenpeace USA
P.S. We must do everything in our power to shape a new future that isn’t crafted by the powerful multi-billion dollar plastic industry. RSVP to the film discussion panel, we’ll talk about the Story of Plastic, answer your questions, and drive change together.
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