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Saturday, 30 May 2020,  2:00 pm -  3:30 pm

Plastic is Forever, is a short film made by a talented 13-year-old film maker. The film explores what happens when you throw plastic away. Dylan D'Haeze, from the San Juan Islands, decides to find out by following plastic trash to its end source which is the ocean. As the "downhill to everything", that great blue expanse serves as an unintentional dumping ground and a transportation system as countless pieces of plastic debris wash up on shores around the world. Marine life often ingest plastic debris which ends up affecting human health as those creatures end up on dinner plates. The film also explores the history of plastics and how they came into wider use due to World War 2 as well as the science of plastics which breaks down the fact that they simply do not break down in nature.

The film will be shown after this year's Youth Climate Adaptation Challenge which has the theme of Healthy Oceans and Rivers, so some of the student science and art projects will reflect themes in the film. Students and adults are invited to attend anf take part of an after film discussion with local actvists and Brookline citizens instrumental in Brookline's sustainability efforts. We look forward to a great event!

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Location Pierce School Auditorium
Hosted by Pierce School PTO. Co-sponsored by Brookilne Public Health and Climate Action Brookline.