On April 30th, 2019, 85 activists from Pacific Palisades attended an event at the Palisades Library about the plastic pollution crisis. The exciting evening started with a screening of the documentary film STRAWS by Linda Booker, followed by a panel discussion featuring environmental champions from Surfrider Foundation South Bay Chapter, City of Santa Monica, and Habits of Waste, and the film's executive producer.
The goal of our event was to empower the Pacific Palisades with tools to make simple environmental improvements to their community in their everyday lives. Attendees were given cards to hand waitstaff at restaurants, with the request to stop serving single use plastics.
The panel discussed the plastic pollution crisis comprehensively, from environmental justice, to current legislation, to the retail market for reusable products, to impacts on human health and marine life. The interactive evening featured a variety of tables with a sustainable lifestyle products bySteel StrawandBolsa Chica Designamongst others, and educational materials from theMarine Mammal Care CenterandZero Waste Co.
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Bronwyn Major-- Founder ofBolsa Chica Designs, Julia Posin -- Co-Founder of Steel Straw, Andrea Arria-Devoe Executive Producer, STRAWS, Sheila Morovati -- Founder, Habits of Waste, Amanda Grossman -- Sustainability Analyst, City of Santa Monica, Craig Cadwallader of Surfrider Foundation.
Thank you believing in Steel Straw's vision, and doing your part.