September 12 General Meeting
Plastics Pollution: Become Inspired to Go Plastics Free
Michael DeFilippi will speak about his amazing activism journey and sea expedition with 5 Gyres, a nonprofit whose mission blends science, education and political activism. He will tell how 5 Gyres’ research expeditions collect research and return to their communities to advocate for better designed products, legislation and solutions. If time permits, we will also watch the documentary, “Bag It,” the story of how an average American guy makes a pledge to stop using plastic bags.
About our Speaker:
Michael DeFilippi is an activist in Miami Beach who started a movement called 'Clean Up Miami Beach'. Initially his group focused on shoreline clean ups to remove plastics and trash. Quickly Michael's activism evolved into lobbying city officials for legislative policy changes. Michael has successfully worked with several cities in passing ordinances restricting the usage of polystyrene foam (styrofoam) food service containers. He also is working closely with Representative David Richardson in an effort to remove the state preemption law which prohibits cities from banning or regulating plastic bag usage.
Where: Hagen Ranch Road Branch - Palm Beach County Library
14350 Hagen Ranch Road
Delray Beach, FL 33446 Directions
When: Saturday, September 12, 11:00am-1:00p
This meeting is free and open to the public. Bring a friend or make a new friend.
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