Is Your Life Too Plastic? “Bag It” the Movie Comes to Greenwich

Screen Shot 2014-10-11 at 11.28.16 AMCome see the award winning documentary Bag It: is your life too plastic in Greenwich in the Garden Education Center’snewly refurbished GEC auditorium at 130 Bible Street in Cos Cob on November 6, 2014.

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 average American uses about 500 plastic bags each year, for about twelve minutes each. This single­ use mentality has led to the formation of a floating island of plastic debris in the Pacific Ocean more than twice the size of Texas.

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 shown to link to cancer, diabetes, autism, attention deficit disorder, obesity and infertility.

The screening at the GEC is an entertaining look at sustainability, with introduction by GEC member Lin Lavery. Can it help start a conversation in our community, schools, and homes about plastic? If you recognize the importance of reducing single­use plastic use for the safety of our community and environment, we hope you’ll join us!

Screening Date: November 6, 2014 at 6:30 pm at The Garden Education Center of Greenwich, 130 Bible Street, Cos Cob, CT, 06830

Admission is $20, $10/student

Recommended age 9+. Parents can drop off age 12+ For more information and to purchase tickets: www.gecgreenwich.org

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