And I personally know one person who is giving the talk.
Beth Terry of FakePlasticFish.
I met her at BlogHer10 in NYC this past summer. What an inspiring person she is. She was moved by Chris Jordan’s Midway: a Message from the Midway of plastic filled dead albatross from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and decided to refuse plastic in her life. She has a passionate blog about her journey to reduce plastic and she will be speaking today along with other great visionaries in this fight to reduce plastic on our planet.
Some of the speakers include:
Chris Jordan - the photographer who took the infamous pictures of carcasses filled with plastic from The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Ed Begley Jr. -actor and an activist
Fabien Cousteau - Third generation explorer and an activist and a founder of Plant A Fish, an organization dedicated to restoring our ocean
Ken Cook – President and Co-Founder of the Environmental Working Group
Jackson Brown – singer and a member of the onepercentfortheplanet.org
And many more….
Plastic Pollution Coalition is a global alliance of individuals, organizations and businesses working together to stop plastic pollution and its toxic impacts on humans, animals and the environment. Plastic Pollution seeks to put plastic pollution at the forefront of global social, environmental and political discourse.
Disposable plastics are the greatest source of plastic pollution. Follow the “4 Rs” of sustainable living: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. And Plastic Pollution Coalition established a pledge that we can take and say NO to disposable plastics! For tips on alternatives visit Plastic Pollution Coalition’s Get Started page but also sign and take the ”I take the REFUSE Pledge” here.
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