Thank you to all who joined us for Plastics Pollution: Tackling a Global Issue Locally at the Centre of Elgin
The global plastics pollution problem has come to a head and the Fox Valley Sustainability Network is spreading the word and working toward community solutions at our plastics forum, Plastics Pollution: Tackling a Global Issue Locally.
We screened two short films, Plastics 101 & How We Can Keep Plastics Out of Our Oceans from National Geographic, that deal with the global plastics crisis.
Our speakers addressed local and regional solutions.
- Cynthia Kanner, Executive Director, Environmental Defenders of McHenry County - Intro to plastics pollution & How the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County are tackling single-use plastics.
- Mindy Agnew, Sustainability Coordinator, Village of Oak Park - How Oak Park instituted a .10 cent bag fee on all single-use plastic bags and its effects on the community.
- Local Restaurants and Organizations - How local restaurants, grocery stores and local groups are finding ways to cut out single-use plastics like straws, bags and containers.
Thank you to our sponsors!
Photo: Ryan Afflerbaugh, licensed under CC BY 4.0