Getting Past Plastics One Bottle at a Time (Hybrid)
Did you know only 9 per-cent of plastic bottles are recycled? Did you know that in the U. S. over 15,000 plastic water bottles are used every second?! In order to reduce the use of single plastic bottles in a way that raises awareness of the impact plastic debris has on our environment so that disposable bottle behavior can change, recycling improves, and clean-up efforts expand, four organizations have joined forces. The East Brunswick Public Library, the East Brunswick chapter of Hadassah, the East Brunswick Sustainability Task Force and ADK (Alpha Delta Kappa) are launching a movement to help clean up our community and make a difference in the plastics crisis.
A public forum will be held at East Brunswick Public Library on July 6th at 7 PM. “Getting Past Plastics One Bottle at a Time”. This hybrid event will educate, enlighten and present an action plan to our community and beyond.
Our panelists include Rutgers associate professor Dr. Nicole Fahrenfeld who has done research on marine life in NJ waters, epidemiologist Dr. Yvette Schlussel, Hammarskjold science teacher Melissa Novak, student Eliza King, Mayor Brad Cohen, and government official Nancy Pinkin. Our moderator will be Nancy Kranich.
Come in-person and see our display table featuring books and eco-friendly materials headed by ADK president Karen Ellingson Nonesteid. Get great ideas and find out where to purchase these products. Applaud the winners of the Hammarskjold Middle School Poster Contest! Win door prizes!
At the end of the forum, there will be a call-to-action letter writing activity headed by environmental expert Kathryn Nguyen. The only way to get traction is to involve government, industry and residents. Be a part of this movement and learn how to begin.
To maintain focus on the single use plastic bottle crisis the Task Force has developed a 10-month calendar of actionable initiatives for the community to be part of Getting Past Plastics One Bottle at a Time.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”—Margaret Mead