500 million straws are used and discarded every day in the United States alone. That’s 175 billion a year filtering into landfills and littering our waterways and oceans.
Join us for an inspiring evening of positive change with a screening of the documentary, STRAWS. With colorful straw history animation narrated by Oscar winner Tim Robbins, the film leaves audiences with a clear understanding of the problems caused by plastic pollution and empowers individuals to be part of the solution.Enjoy refreshments, a special Q&A, and art inspired by the film.
We’ll be giving out free stainless steel water bottles while supplies last and there will be a juried art exhibition by students in the City of Oxnard’s After-school Recreation Program.
Thursday, September 13, 2018 | 6 pm | Free Admission
With special guests:
- Kathi King, Community Environmental Council
- Todd Vasquez-Housley, Environmental Resources Division Manager, City of Oxnard
STRAWS is a 32 minute documentary by filmmaker Linda Booker released Spring 2017. Half a billion non-recyclable plastic straws get used every day in the U.S., ending up in landfills and on streets and beaches. Academy Award-winning actor Tim Robbins narrates and turtle researchers, community activists and business owners discuss a sea of change happening, one straw at a time. More information at strawsfilm.com
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