Straws + Food for Thought (Saturday@St. Mary's)

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St Mary's Episcopal Church (enter at Crescent Ave. entrance)

306 South Prospect Avenue

Park Ridge, IL 60068

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(please enter at Crescent Ave. entrance)
Resource Fair begins at 6 p.m Films begins at 7 p.m.
Teens and young adults encouraged to attend.

This event includes two films.

Straws: Linda Booker/2017/32 min/Waste
With colorful straw history animation and segments narrated by Oscar winner Tim Robbins, this 32-minute film explains the problems caused by plastic pollution and empowers individuals to be part of the solution. It's estimated Americans use once and toss more than 500 million straws every day. Ocean Conservancy ranks plastic straws as the number five most popular found item on beaches. They also wind up in landfills, litter streets and add to the estimated 8.5 metric tons of plastic debris in oceans annually, where animals and fish eat the broken plastic and get hurt or even killed.

The local spin: The Shedd Aquarium has been leading the local effort to help “Shed the straw.” Attendees can expect to learn about this campaign to rethink that straw in your drink.

Food for Thought, Food for Life by Susan Rockefeller/2014/22 min/Food-Agriculture

Come for a 6 p.m. Resource Fair, where you can learn tips and tricks for healthier, planet-friendly living. After the film, engage in a conversation with Tim Milburn, Park Ridge’s Community Health Commissioner; Debra Kutska, Sustainability Specialist of Oakton Community College; Nan Parson of Straws Literally Upon Request Policy (SLURP); as well as members of the League of Women Voters of Lake Michigan Region. Plus, hear which Park Ridge restaurants participate in SLURP, and make a no-straw pledge. Facilitator: Sue Crothers of the River Forest Sustainability Commission and Young Filmmakers Contest Founding Director.

*Triple the power of your ticket dollar! A generous donor is matching ALL ticket sales at the 2018 Film Festival 2:1. So for this screening, your $7 ticket plus the $14 match = $21 to support the One Earth Film Fest!

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St Mary's Episcopal Church (enter at Crescent Ave. entrance)

306 South Prospect Avenue

Park Ridge, IL 60068

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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