Environmental Defenders to Screen “Straws” the Documentary

Free Screening and Panel Discussion at MCC

The same evening as Annual Township Meetings, the Environmental Defenders are hosting a screening of the documentary “Straws.”

From the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County:

It’s estimated every day 500,000,000+ plastic straws are used once and tossed in the U.S. alone.

Ocean Conservancy ranks straws as the #5 most found litter item on beaches.

They’re non-recyclable, so they wind up in landfills, litter streets and add to the estimated 8.5 million metric tons of plastic debris in oceans annually.

Join the Environmental Defenders for a screening of the documentary film, “STRAWS,” by Linda Booker with co-sponsors McHenry County Schools Environmental Education Program, Environmental Defenders, Blue Planet Club of Woodstock High School, the Joint Commissions of Social & Cultural Awareness and Environment, City of Woodstock, and Down to Earth Club and Sustainability Center at McHenry County College.

Tuesday April 10, 7:00 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Running time – 32 minutes.

At McHenry County College Luecht Conference Center.

The film kicks-off a joint program of McHenry County College and The Environmental Defenders called – The Last Straw – which advocates for the reduction of plastic straws in McHenry County and explores options for reducing their use and replacing them with alternatives.

Co-Sponsors: Environmental Defenders of McHenry County, McHenry County College Sustainability Center and Down to Earth Club, McHenry County Schools Environmental Education Program (McSEEP), Blue Planet Club of Woodstock High School, Joint Commission of Environment/Social & Cultural Awareness, City of Woodstock.

The Environmental Defenders helps educate the public on environmental issues, in part, through free screenings of documentary films.  Founded in 1970, The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County is a non-profit, grassroots membership organization dedicated to the preservation and improvement of the environment in McHenry County.

Film is following by a panel discussion with experts on single-use plastic pollution and waste reduction including Jordan Parker, Bring Your Bag Chicago; Kim Hankins, McHenry County College Sustainability Center; Erica Poremba, Joint Environment/Social & Cultural Awareness Commission, Woodstock; Rhienna McClain Trevino, 1776 Restaurant; Cynthia Kanner, BYOBag McHenry County, Environmental Defenders. Moderated by McSEEP.

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