Sorry folks. I’d sent out the blog this morning only to find that I had failed to include reference to these two important events. Entirely my bad, so here ya go, two great films on plastic pollution and two great panel discussions, one including Stacey Abrams.
The Story of Plastic
In honor of Earth Day, Eldorado/285 Recycles is hosting the streaming of two documentaries over a 4-day period (April 26-30). Retake failed to publicize this due to my simply misplacing the note from those organizing the event, so I am publishing this now. Maybe tonight you can view at least one of the films or heck, pop some popcorn and make it a double feature.
- The Story of Plastic takes a sweeping look at the human-made crisis of plastic pollution and the worldwide effect it has on the health of our planet and the people who inhabit it (available for viewing April 26-30).
- New Mexicans Taking Action on Plastic Waste explores environmental justice and the efforts to eliminate plastic pollution in New Mexico (available for viewing April 26-30).
- Friday Panel Discussion How to Eliminate Plastic Pollution: a virtual Panel Discussion (April 30 at 10:30 AM – noon MDT) will include discussions on proposed Federal legislation – Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act – and what can be done at the state and local level to eliminate single-use plastic.
It is not too late to view these important videos. In addition Eldorado/285 Recycles is hosting a conversation about how to break free of plastic pollution. Details below and a link to register for the panel discussion.
The panelists will discuss how we can support the Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act, and what we can do at the state and local level to implement extended producer responsibility systems for packaging materials to reduce plastic pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, and to promote environmental justice. W
Panelists will include:
- Sarah Pierpont, Executive Director, New Mexico Recycling Coalition
- Matthew McQueen, NM State Representative District 50
- Eleanor Bravo, Director of Government Relations, New Energy Economy
- Greg Polk, documentary filmmaker: New Mexicans Taking Action on Plastic Waste
- Shane Trimmer, Legislative Director for U.S. Rep. Alan Lowenthal; and/or
- Anja Brandon, AGU/AAAS Congressional Science Fellow for U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley
Important Agenda Setting Conversation with Stacey Abrams et al…. Details below
The Frontline is a new campaign of Movement for Black Lives Electoral Justice Project, United We Dream Action, and the Working Families Party and they have organized a campaign kickoff to focus advocacy during the next 100 days of Biden’s campaign.
Join Stacey Abrams, Dr. Bernice King, NAACP President Derrick Johnson, Ash-Lee Henderson of The Frontline, Maurice Mitchell from Working Families Party, former WNBA player and Atlanta Dream vice president and part owner, Renee Montgomery as they set the tone for the Next 100 Days of Action. Together we worked hard to ensure that Black voices and eligible votes were heard at the ballot box – we voted for change because we need Black lives to matter. Now join us Friday, April 30th at 7:00 PM ET for the campaign kickoff.
Keep it 100 isn’t just a call to action, it’s a demand for accountability. We can acknowledge progress while pushing for more – our very survival depends on it. Black-led organizations including Fair Fight Action, The Movement for Black Lives’ Electoral Justice Project, The Frontline, Black Voters Matter, NAACP, and The New Georgia Project are coming together to demand our elected leaders use their power to protect our democracy and our rights.
Over the next 100 days, we will organize and mobilize our movements to ensure that Congress answers to the people by passing the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Come #KeepIt100 with us.
In solidarity and hope,
Paul & Roxanne
Categories: Environmental Justice