The rain came quickly and without warning. The umbrella was useless against the force of the downpour. The streets quickly flooded and cars sprayed the sidewalk with water. It took just minutes to be soaked from head to foot. I considered turning back to the hotel, but I was already half-way to the cinema and 300 people were waiting. My hosts at the Asian Development Bank were calling.
DAVID KLEMENT is the executive director of St. Petersburg College’s Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions, which is dedicated to advancing academic excellence, community engagement, civics literacy and public understanding through strategic partnerships and solutions-directed programs.
On April 26, the Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions will sponsor a screening of “A Plastic Ocean,” a documentary film that captures in shocking detail the pollution of the world’s oceans by plastic – that ubiquitous material that seems to dominate modern life and never goes away. The event is free, but advance registration is requested at http://solutions.spcollege.edu/. It will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Digitorium on the Seminole Campus of St. Petersburg College, 9200 113th St. N.
Reflecting on that plastic pollution reminded me of the 1967 movie “The Graduate,” which starred a young Dustin Hoffman. To me, the most memorable dialogue in the movie was not in the iconic seduction scene, where Mrs. Robinson and Benjamin (played by Hoffman) engage in some hot-and-heavy banter about . . .you know. . .
Documental seguido de un panel de discusión dirigido por Craig Leeson, Director de la película
“La película mas importante de nuestro tiempos.”
-Sir David Attenborough
camBIO IBERO y los directores de la Fundación Plastic Oceans te invitan
1 de Noviembre 2017 a las 11 am
(Favor de llegar 10 minutos antes)
Auditorio Crescencio Ballesteros
Programa: Documental seguido de un panel de discusión dirigido por Craig Leeson, Director de la película
Duración del evento: 2 horas
RSVP Por favor confirma tu asistencia vía email
Para información adicional o apoyo al evento favor de contactar a firstname.lastname@example.org
Screening of the award-winning documentary, A Plastic Ocean followed by a discussion panel conducted by director, Craig Leeson
“The most important movie of our time.”
-Sir David Attenborough
camBIO iBERO and the directors of Plastic Oceans Foundation invite you
1st November 2017 at 11 am
(Please arrive 10 minutes before)
Auditorium Crescencio Ballesteros
Duration: 2 hours
RSVP Please confirm your attendace via email
For more information or support for the event send an email to email@example.com
Join other students around the world who are rethinking plastic and creating solutions!
Students around the world are learning about our social problems and creatively developing solutions. Plastic Oceans Foundation wants to foster this global movement to solve plastic pollution.
Featuring the best ocean adventures and environmental documentaries. 120 minutes packed with the most inspiring stories from the seven seas and the best water sports action of the year, including … A PLASTIC OCEAN
This is being made a plastic-free event with the help of:
The three-day G2 Green Earth Film Festival features award-winning, environmentally focused films from around the world. Industry professionals and passionate students alike are invited to submit work. With high-quality screenings, fascinating discussions and meaningful partnerships with nonprofit organizations, the G2 Green Earth Film Festival demonstrates the power of film in starting a conversation and affecting positive change in the environment. A jury of distinguished industry experts chooses the films screened and awards cash prizes. The net proceeds from all festival activities are donated to environmental charities.
Plastic Ocean investigates how the world’s increasing addiction to plastic is impacting the food chain and how that is effecting new and developing human health problems. The producers aim to change the world’s attitude toward plastic within a generation. Clean Fairfax’s message is its work to end single-use bottled water at County events. Learn details on work developing a plastic fee for Fairfax County.
The Bay Foundation’s 3rd Annual Coastal Connections Event Celebrates Beaches & Bay at Pacific Park
Los Angeles, CA (August 29, 2017) – On Thursday, September 28, from 5:30pm – 8:30pm,The Bay Foundation (TBF) will host its 3rd Annual Coastal Connections fundraiser at a customized venue in Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier.
By Helen Calcutt
To my mind, the most affected areas of plastic pollution were not at home. Plastic floated in Nan Hai and Dong Hai, and around countries like Brazil or further East, filtering from the landscapes of Indonesia, or Vietnam. They were ‘over there’, in places I couldn’t reach. Like so many in this world, my immediate concerns rested with what was in front of me: my daughter, her diet etc. I presumed the problem of plastic was ‘isolated’ to specific areas, and that these areas could be cleaned.