While our planet has benefitted in numerous ways from the Great Lull resulting from Shelter in Place, plastic use, especially single-use plastic, is on the rise. Join Hillside Club Vice President Arlene Baxter in conversation with Martin Bourque, Executive Director of the Ecology Center, as they discuss the dynamics of this change, and suggestions for positive action. They will provide background to plastic use and disposal, especially here in the Bay Area, and provide an update from when they co-sponsored an event a year ago entitled The Plastic Crisis. Included will be a discussion with Berkeley Vice Mayor Sophie Hahn, discussing the ground-breaking Berkeley ordinance banning single-use plastic food ware. The presentation will include many suggestions for positive changes that individuals can take to limit plastic use in their own households, as well as influencing change within communities and industry. Look forward to a snippet from the feature film The Story of Plastic.
This event is jointly sponsored by the Ecology Center, the Bridge Association of REALTORS, and The Hillside Club, and is part of the 2020 events of Plastic Free July.
If you have questions, on the topic of Plastic and the Pandemic, please send them to Arlene at EastBay.Bungalows@gmail.com