For the second installment in our series of climate-related events, we invite you to join us for two events over two days. On Friday evening, a free screening of the multi award-winning documentary “A Plastic Ocean,” followed by a presentation by David Gardiepy, and a plastics collection event with EcoGeneration on Saturday.
Day 1 - “A Plastic Ocean: We Need a Wave of Change”
with guest speaker: David Gardiepy, Founder of EcoGeneration
When: Friday, November 8th, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Cottage Grove Community Center, 700 E Gibbs Ave., Cottage Grove
Released in 2016 by explorers Craig Leeson and Tanya Streeter and a team of international scientists, this documentary demonstrates the staggering scope of the environmental disaster affecting all the oceans of the planet. The team travelled to 20 locations around the world over four years to explore the fragile state of our oceans and discover alarming truths about plastic pollution and reveal working solutions that can be applied now.
After the film, David Gardiepy will give a presentation on recycling, both plastics and curbside, as well as discussing how waste driven by over-consumerism, is impacting the planet and ways to reduce our carbon footprint.
About Our Speaker…
Featured in a recent edition of The Cottage Grove Sentinel, David Gardiepy founded the local nonprofit, EcoGeneration, to develop collection solutions for plastics in our community. He hosts recycling efforts, addressing the serious need for plastic recycling options in Lane County.
“Local recycling program unique to county”
This event is hosted by Climate Action CG, EcoGeneration, Forest Web, and Sustainable Cottage Grove
Day 2 – EcoGeneration's Recycling Take Back in Cottage Grove
When: Saturday, November 9th, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Where: Cottage Grove Armory, 628 E Washington Ave., Cottage Grove
EcoGeneration will be collecting #2, 4, and 5 plastics that are clean and label-free on Saturday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Cottage Grove Armory. Bring your recyclable plastics or simply drop by to learn more about EcoGeneration’s collection program or to get involved as a volunteer.