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Film Screening & Panel Discussion: A Plastic Ocean

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Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens

21-12 30th Road

Queens, NY 11102

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Join us for a FREE film screening of A Plastic Ocean followed by a panel discussion with local environmental advocates of the NYC community including our own Denise Bolognino!!

In the center of the Pacific Ocean gyre, our researchers found more plastic than plankton. A Plastic Ocean documents the newest science, proving how plastics, once they enter the oceans, break up into small particulates that enter the food chain where they attract toxins like a magnet. These toxins are stored in sea-food’s fatty tissues, and eventually consumed by us.”

“A PLASTIC OCEAN begins when journalist Craig Leeson, searching for the elusive blue whale, discovers plastic waste in what should be pristine ocean. In this adventure documentary, Craig teams up with free diver Tanya Streeter and an international team of scientists and researchers, and they travel to twenty locations around the world over the next four years to explore the fragile state of our oceans, uncover alarming truths about plastic pollution, and reveal working solutions that can be put into immediate effect.”

Website: https://www.plasticoceans.org/

Rethink Plastic's event will include panelist from different sectors of the NYC environmental advocacy community.

Denise Bolognino, Lead Coordinator for the Hellgate CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), will speak to how participating in community supported agriculture promotes both personal and environmental health. CSA membership helps one to create a diet of whole, locally-grown foods, while simultaneously reducing one's carbon footprint, by purchasing seasonal produce from local and sustainable farms. Her knowledge and passion for the subject are infectious. http://hellgatecsa.net

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Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens

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