Earth Day 2018: End Plastic Pollution

Sunday, April 22, 2018 | 10:00am

Join us to celebrate Earth Day. We will devote our forum hours to the international theme for Earth Day 2018: End Plastic Pollution. A forum featuring film clips about plastic pollution followed by discussion with presenters from Plastic Pollution Coalition (PPC) will be offered. All are welcome!

Ann Luskey and Julia Cohen from Plastic Pollution Coalition will speak and show two short films after the 9 and 11:15 am worship services in Perry Auditorium (7th Floor Tower). They will give us the facts about the plastic pollution crisis affecting us all, and what WE can do to participate and activate solutions (eliminate single-use plastic from one’s own life and act with one’s community to prevent plastic pollution around the globe).

Ann Luskey, a fourth generation Washingtonian, mother of 3 and host mom of two Ghanaian students, is an ocean philanthropist and Commodore, committed to a healthy environment. Julia Cohen, native Californian and 20-year Washington resident and mother of a Beauvoir rising 1st grader, is Acting Manager Director of Plastic Pollution Coalition, committed to a world free of single-use disposable plastic.

Now in its 48th year, Earth Day is observed around the globe. This year we are tackling the enormity of the impact of plastic worldwide. What can we do?

Courtesy of Earth Day 2018:

“From poisoning and injuring marine life to disrupting human hormones, from littering our beaches and landscapes to clogging our waste streams and landfills, the exponential growth of plastics is now threatening the survival of our planet.”

“In response, Earth Day 2018 is dedicated to providing the information and inspiration needed to fundamentally change human attitude and behavior about plastics.”

Plastic Facts courtesy of PPC

  • Plastic is a material the earth cannot digest.
  • Plastic creates toxic pollution at every stage of its existence.
  • Plastic affects human health.
  • Disposable plastics are the main source of plastic pollution.

Our potlucks return!

Our afternoon forum includes potluck luncheon with a focus on vegetarian cuisine. Members and friends are encouraged to dig out one of their favorite vegetarian recipes to share. Join us for good food, fellowship, and fun! Bring a friend or make a new one at the luncheon! Our potluck luncheon will be held in Perry.

Participants are asked to bring a favorite entree, salad, or dessert to share—serving size for at least 8. In consideration of our friends who have food allergies, please label any foods that contain allergens such as tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soy or dairy.

The Vicar’s Office will furnish plates, cups, silverware, water, coffee and tea. The kitchen will NOT be available for heating or refrigeration of food, nor for washing of serving dishes. If you don’t like to cook or don’t have time, contributions prepared by groceries and restaurants are welcome.

Volunteers are needed to help with the potluck. Three people will be needed to set up; three to clean up; and one to greet attendees. If you can help out, please note your availability when you RSVP.

Please sign up Sunday or by emailing [email protected].

  • Dates Offered
    • April 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm