and Lead-by-Example Expo
Thursday, April 11th
SEATING IS LIMITED, PLEASE REGISTER: Free screening of the film A Plastic Ocean at 5:30 p.m. at the Founders Park Community Center to be followed by a panel discussion to address green solutions in the Florida Keys. Sponsored by the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Surfrider Foundation, Reef Relief, Islamorada, Village of Islands and the Islamorada Chamber of Commerce. REGISTER NOW
Come early for the Lead-By-Example Expo from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. on the Great Lawn at Founders Park NO REGISTRATION. The Expo is an opportunity for local businesses to meet with vendors of biodegradable and other green alternatives to learn how to decrease single-use plastics and make the switch to more enviornmentally conscious products.
FILM DESCRIPTION: In the center of the Pacific Ocean gyre our researchers found more plastic than plankton. A Plastic Ocean documents the newest science, proving how plastics, once they enter the oceans, break up into small particulates that enter the food chain where they attract toxins like a magnet. These toxins are stored in seafood’s fatty tissues, and eventually consumed by us.
During its four-year production period, A Plastic Ocean was filmed in 20 locations around the world in beautiful and chilling detail to document the global effects of plastic pollution–and introduce workable technology and policy solutions that can, if implemented in time, change things for the better.
This event is open to the public. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, all persons who are disabled and who need special accommodations to participate in this event because of that disability should contact the ADA Coordinator at ADA@islamorada.fl.us or 305-664-6448 at least five (5) days before the event.