In Observance of Earth Day, The Story of Plastic
Meaningful Movies Offered by the Episcopal Church in Western Washington, Mt. Baker Meaningful Movies, West Seattle Meaningful Movies, First Church Meaningful Movies, Meaningful Movies Port Townsend, Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Meaningful Movies in Kirkland, and the ECWW Climate Justice Task Force present The Story of Plastic – a searing exposé revealing the ugly truth behind plastic pollution and the false solution of plastic recycling. Different from every other plastic documentary you’ve seen, The Story of Plastic presents a cohesive timeline of how we got to our current global plastic pollution crisis and how the oil and gas industry has successfully manipulated the narrative around it. From the extraction of fossil fuels and plastic disposal to the global resistance fighting back, The Story of Plastic is a life-changing, Emmy-winning film depicting one of the world’s most pressing environmental issues.
Release Year: 2019
Running Time: 95 min
Director: Deia Schlosberg
Screening Window – April 16-22
Panel/Community Discussion – April 22 at 7pm PT
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Panelists for the Earth Day, April 22, Meaningful Movies Event:
Lindsey Schromen-Wawrin lives on Klallam land in Port Angeles. He studied environmental studies, chemistry, and system ecology at Oberlin College, and law at Gonzaga University, graduating with highest honors and public service distinction. His legal work focuses on the relative power of the people, governments, and corporations, and structural barriers to ecological democracy. He now works as Policy and Partnerships Manager for Firelands Workers Action/Acción de Trabajadores, doing multiracial working class organizing in Washington’s rural timber counties to fight for a just, green economy. He also serves on the Port Angeles City Council.
Bridgid Normand is the facilitator for Circles of Hope and Resilience. These Circles provide opportunities to come together with others in deep listening and shared intention to create a place of safety and support. In the safe space of the circle, people are invited to explore how they are feeling in these times of crisis, and with the support of the circle to connect to their deepest self and emerge with a new understanding about their path forward. Bridgid is a retired counselor and educator, who has had a mindfulness practice for over 25 years and who has worked extensively to support social emotional learning in schools.
Heather Trim is the Executive Director for Zero Waste Washington where she works to reduce upstream sources of waste, get toxic chemicals out of products, reduce plastic pollution through the organization’s signature producer responsibility policy initiatives. Previously, she worked with Futurewise to prevent runoff from entering our waterways, improve shoreline management practices and policies and address a range of issues from community sustainability, habitats, and climate change; and with People for Puget Sound where she focused on protections for the marine environment.