Everyone is invited to a showing of the movie “Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch”. The movie will be shown in the Romer Room at the Canton Unitarian-Universalist Church, 3½ Main Street, in Canton.
According to the movie’s website, “Thousands of miles from civilization, Midway Atoll is one of the most remote places on earth. And yet it’s become ground zero for ‘The Great Pacific Garbage Patch’, siphoning plastics from three distant continents. In this independent documentary, journalist/filmmaker Angela Sun travels on a personal journey of discovery to uncover this mysterious phenomenon.”
This showing is sponsored by the St. Lawrence County Environmental Management Council and co-hosted by Nature Up North and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Canton. Joseph Brant, Chair of the EMC, noted that “If we take a moment and remember that 80% of all plastics ever made are still present in our environment as trash, we might decide to refuse the straw in our drink; we might take our own reusable bags into the store for our groceries. Everything we do to make things better."
The screening is free of charge and everyone is invited to attend. Please call John Tenbusch, of the County Planning Office at 315-379-2046 with your group size to help us estimate how many chairs are needed.
More information about the movie is available at http://plasticparadisemovie.com/