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Sustainability Film Series: Plastic Paradise

September 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT

| Free

The College of DuPage Sustainability Film & Discussion Series promotes film as a tool for education, civic engagement, and activism in the movement for building sustainable and resilient communities and protecting our natural resources for future generations. All screenings will be followed by a discussion led by faculty and community partners.

Films are shown in Room 1234 in the Health and Science Center at COD.

Free and open to the public.


About the Film:

Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Thousands of miles away from civilization, Midway Atoll is in 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 film, journalist/filmmaker Angela Sun travels on a personal journey of discovery to uncover this mysterious phenomenon. Along the way she meets scientists, researchers, influencers, and volunteers who shed light on the effects of our rabid plastic consumption and learns the problem is more insidious than we could have ever imagined.


This is the first of of three movie screenings. Each date will feature a different documentary.

Sept 19 – Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Oct 23 –  Seed: The Untold Story

Nov 15 – Growing Cities: A Film about Urban Farming in America

Venue

College of DuPage Health and Science Center
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL United States
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