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Plastics Pollution: Tackling a Global Issue Locally

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 on Wednesday, September 25 at The Centre of Elgin from 10 am to 12 pm.

We will screen 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 will address 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 tax 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.

We will also dive into individual plastic usage and how we can all reduce our impact/consumption. 

RSVP for this event and be part of the solution to our plastic pollution!

Wednesday, September 25
10 AM - 12 PM

The Centre of Elgin, 
100 Symphony Way,
Elgin, IL 60102 

*Parking is provided at the Centre parking ramp south of the main building on Symphony Way.

Space is limited for this event. Register now and reserve your spot.

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Earlier Event: March 20
Green Infrastructure Forum