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Microplastic Madness - Movie Screening

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Teachers College, Columbia University

3040 Broadway

Cowin Auditorium

New York, NY 10027

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Microplastic Madness is the story of fifty-six 5th graders from P.S. 15 in Red Hook, Brooklyn

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A film by Atsuko Quirk and Debby Lee Cohen, Microplastic Madness tells the story of students from P.S. 15 in Red Hook, Brooklyn - a community on the frontline of Climate Change that was severely impacted by Superstorm Sandy- spent two years investigating plastic pollution. Taking on the roles of citizen scientists, community leaders, and advocates, these 10 and 11 year old students collect local data, lead community outreach, and use their impressive data to inform policy, testifying and rallying at City Hall. They take the deep dive into the root causes of plastic pollution, bridging the connection between plastic, climate change, and environmental justice before turning their focus back to school. There they take action to rid their cafeteria of all single-use plastic, driving forward city-wide action and a scalable, youth-led plastic-free movement.

With stop-motion animation, heartfelt kid commentary, and interviews of experts and renowned scientists who are engaged in the most cutting edge research on the harmful effects of microplastics, this alarming, yet charming narrative, conveys an urgent message in user-friendly terms with a take action message to spark youth-led plastic free action in schools everywhere.

Q & A to follow.

For more info visit www.microplasticmadness.org

This is a zero-waste event! Do not print this ticket, also please bring your own coffee mug and/or water bottle, to help reduce our environmental footprint.

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