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World Oceans Day is 8 June
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"A Plastic Ocean" Documentary Screening: Sea Shepherd Toronto

Join Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (Toronto Chapter) for the Toronto Premiere of 'A Plastic Ocean' on World Oceans Day. 

This high-end documentary feature film was made by the Plastic Oceans Foundation, a global network of independent not-for-profit and charitable organisations united in their aims to change the way we deal with plastic waste by challenging society's perception that this indestructible substance can be treated as 'disposable'. They seek to change the world's attitude to plastic within one generation.

Filmed in 20 locations around the world, "A Plastic Ocean" provides a global perspective on the issue of plastic waste in our oceans and examines the extent of the problem. Most importantly, the documentary shows us the ways that we can turn it around not just through knowledge and behavioural changes but with amazing new technology. It has the potential to benefit our health and that of our children, our environment and our seas.

Sea Shepherd merchandise will be available for purchase throughout the evening. 

Purchase your tickets today!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-plastic-ocean-on-world-oceans-day-tickets-33791416035

6:00: Doors open
6:45 - 8:30: "A Plastic Ocean" Screening (104 mins)
8:30 - 9:00: Q&A with guest speaker Chelsea Rochman, Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at University of Toronto. 

One of Professor Rochman's research objectives is "to determine and quantify the sources and sinks of plastic debris in freshwater and marine habitats. Current and ongoing projects include measuring the sources and sinks of microplastic into urban watersheds across North America, examining plastic as a source of chemicals to aquatic habitats and quantifying plastic and associated chemical contaminants in wildlife (e.g., birds and fish), including fish and shellfish sold directly for human consumption."

For more information on Professor Rochman's work:

https://rochmanlab.com/research/

Organizer

Organizer Name
Alex Wichert
Organizer Email
alexmwichert@gmail.com
Organization Name
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (Toronto Chapter)
Organization Type
Conservation Organization
Member of Aquarium Conservation Partnership (ACP)
Participant in AZA's SAFE Campaign

Other

As part of our celebration, we plan to do the following:
  • Event is open to the public
  • Media would be welcome
  • Event will include some special activities or engagements for youth and/or young adults
  • The event will touch on the following themes:
    Ocean & climate,Marine biodiversity,Ocean science,Ocean governance,Marine pollution
    Pledge to eliminate or lower their use of single use plastic bags / bottles,Share their commitment on social media,Other
    The film screening and subsequent Q&A session will provide inspiration for individuals to get involved via organizations or movements.
  • Event will be highlighting organization's own efforts to reduce use of plastic

Venue

2236 Queen St E
2236 Queen St. East
Toronto, Ontario M4E 1G2 Canada
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