--Celebrating Earth Day--
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA - Sunday, April 22, 2012 from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Join the GTM Research Reserve and celebrate Earth Day at night to watch an amazing, powerful movie regarding plastics in today's culture called "Bag It: Is Your Life Too Plastic?".
Bag It follows “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he tries to make sense of our dependence on plastic bags. Although his quest starts out small, Jeb soon learns that the problem extends past landfills to oceans, rivers and ultimately human health.
The average American uses about 500 plastic bags each year, for about twelve minutes each. This single-use mentality has led to the formation of a floating island of plastic debris in the Pacific Ocean more than twice the size of Texas.
The film explores these issues and identifies how our daily reliance on plastic threatens not only waterways and marine life, but human health, too. Two of the most common plastic additives are endocrine disruptors, which have been shown to link to cancer, diabetes, autism, attention deficit disorder, obesity and infertility.
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This event is FREE however, due to limited spacing reservations are requested through Eventbrite. You can also reserve by calling 904.823.4500. It is encouraged to bring snacks, limited refreshments will be provided. This event will take place at the Environmental Education Center at 505 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082.
The GTM Research Reserve is one of 28 National Estuarine Research Reserves around the nation. For more information or to find a reserve near you, visit www.nerrs.noaa.gov.
505 Guana River Road
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
904.823.4500 | 904.825.6829 Fax