WMCA is a collaborative network of community members who have in common a deep caring for West Marin and concern about the impacts of climate change. We are a hub that shares information, brings together people and creative ideas, and facilitates engagement in climate actions that help sustain us, and the Earth for future generations. West Marin Climate Action seeks to include all the residents and local organizations in our bioregion. Originally a working group within West Marin Standing Together, we are focused on helping to solve the climate crisis – and building inclusive, community resilience.
Everyone can help!
One important contributor to climate change and other environmental harm is our consumption habits. “On the Way to Plastic Free!” is the first event in a series that will look at plastic proliferation.
First, we’ll offer a virtual screening of two important films about the expanding plastic industry, the crisis of plastic pollution, and the effect it has on the health of people and the planet. We invite you to watch at your leisure “The Story of Plastic”, and “Plastic Wars”, between November 28 and December 3. Links to the films will be provided upon registration.
Then, we will gather safely, in a virtual Zoom format to discuss how to disrupt the consumption of plastic, locally and globally. Come and hear from local experts. Presentations will be followed by time for Q&A.
The event will end with a Call to Action discussion and shared resource links.
Garen Kazanjian is the Waste Zero Specialist at Recology Sonoma Marin that is responsible for the Marin County portions of their franchise: Novato and West Marin. He spends his time educating businesses on how to properly divert their waste, and setting up commercial customers with compost and recycling service. You might also find him tabling at a community event, presenting to students, or labeling bins and carts. Garen has a passion for politics and government, serving as a staff member in the California Legislature prior to working for Recology. This passion carries over into his current job, as he regularly attends Marin County Solid Waste JPA Local Task Force meetings, and serves on the Novato Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee.
Eva Holman is the co-founder of an San Francisco-based zero waste & plastic free business, Goods Holding Company; a long time volunteer for the SF Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation; a board member for the San Francisco League of Conservation Voters; and an Ambassador for 5 Gyres. She led the Rise Above Plastics Program for Surfrider SF, which looks for ways to reduce plastic pollution by finding alternatives to single use plastic, for 8 years. She has spent most of the last decade focused on finding alternative solutions for plastic straws, single use plastic cups and lids, plastic shotgun wads, plastic to go ware, single use plastic packaging and wrapping, plastic micro fibers, cigarette butts and more - and is dedicated to education and outreach in local schools and in SF neighborhoods.
Since 2000, Martin has led the Ecology Center, a community-based organization incorporated on Earth Day in 1970. Under Martin's leadership, the Ecology Center is leveraging local direct community service programs to have state and national impact. Martin has spearheaded innovative efforts such as creating a farmers’ market industry group, pioneering electronic food stamp access and incentives at farmers’ markets, and passing the nation’s first Soda Tax. By linking local grassroots grit with highly competent program implementation, and increasingly effective policy advocacy, Martin has led the Ecology Center to become a high impact engine for change.
Tickets are free, and donations are appreciated! Thank you!
Thank you for registering to join us at On the Way to Plastic Free: The Story of Plastic & Plastics Wars!
We will see you on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 4:00 pm.
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