Monday, April 2, 2012
Senior Building Lecture Hall
18 Goodfriend Drive, East Hampton
The Green Committee presents a screening of the new, award-winning environmental documentary Bag It on Monday, April 2 from 6 to 8pm in the Senior Building Lecture Hall at Ross Upper School. A talk and Q&A with Adrienne Esposito, Director of the Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE), precedes the screening. This event is free and open to the public, but donations are accepted.
Bag It follows “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he tries to make sense of our dependence on plastic bags. Although his quest starts out small, Jeb soon learns that the problem extends past landfills to oceans, rivers and ultimately human health. The film explores these issues and identifies how our daily reliance on plastic threatens not only waterways and marine life, but human health, too. Two of the most common plastic additives are endocrine disruptors, which have been linked to cancer, diabetes, autism, attention deficit disorder, obesity and infertility.
Adrienne Esposito discusses how plastic impacts all of us and explains why we should care. She is a co-founder of CCE and has worked on numerous environmental campaigns for over 26 years. Adrienne has engaged the public in numerous campaigns including groundwater protection, land use planning, estuary and ocean protection, toxic waste remediation, pesticides reduction, renewable energy campaigns and clean air. She has been honored for her work by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, The Business News, Times Review, Southampton College, and the Long Island Pine Barrens Society.
For additional information on this free screening, please contact Judy Rall at email@example.com or 917-945-3934.