Bag It

Is your life too plastic?

Find out on Wednesday, October 23rd when we watch this award-winning film!  Seating begins at 6:15pm, Screening begins at 6:30pm.

“Try going a day without plastic. In this touching and often flat-out-funny film, we follow “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he embarks on a global tout to unravel the complexities of our plastic world. What starts as a film about plastic bags evolves into a wholesale investigation into plastic and its effect on our waterways, oceans and even our own bodies. We see how our crazy-for-plastic world has finally caught up to us and what we can do about it. Today. Right now.”

Discussion Panel

Sharon Rowe, CEO of Eco-Bags

ECOBAGS_S_Rowe_Skalski Finaluse Sharon Rowe is the CEO and Founder of Eco-Bags Products, Inc., the “Original Reusable Bag Company™” The ECOBAGS® brand is recognized as a category leader, since 1989.

The company is known for their commitment to outstanding quality, socially responsible production and innovation, “cleaning up the planet one bag at a time.™” Eco-Bags is a certified Benefit Corporation.

Sharon has been featured as an environmental pioneer in TIME Magazine, Glamour Magazine and in the award winning documentary “Bag-It.” She is quoted regularly.
Awards include the 2012 CBS Radio Women’s Achievement Award, 2012 Enterprising Woman Award, 2011 914-Inc Accomplished Woman in Business Award, 2010 Lillian Vernon Community Service Award and the 2008 Entrepreneur of the Year by the Business Council of Westchester County, NY.

Sharon is regularly invited to speak as an expert on Green Business, Green Entrepreneurism, Sustainable Supply Chain and Women in Business.
Sharon is a member of the WPO, Women’s President’s Organization.

jordanJordan Christensen

Jordan has been the Hudson Valley Program Coordinator for CCE (Citizens Campaign for the Environment) for two years, doing research, public education, and lobbying on local, state, and federal issues. Some of the campaigns she is currently working on include I reducing disposable bag pollution, promoting the safe disposal of pharmaceutical drugs, protecting and restoring the Long Island Sound, preventing Hudson River desalination, and protecting NY’s water from hydro-fracking. Jordan lives in Brooklyn, NY and works out of CCE’s White Plains office.

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Sara Goddard

Sara Goddard is a founding member and chair of the Rye Sustainability Committee (RSC), an award winning municipal committee dedicated to advising Rye’s City Council and educating the community about key environmental issues.

Since its formation, the RSC has implemented numerous educational and awareness campaigns, most prominently, a reusable bag initiative, culminating in the first retail shopping bag law in Westchester County.

 

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