April 17: Documentary Highlights Impact of Plastic Pollution



The residents of northeast Ohio will have a unique opportunity to learn about the problems caused by plastic trash on April 17. On that date, the Baldwin Wallace University Department of Sociology in conjunction with the Northeast Ohio Sierra Club and Sustainable Berea will screen Microplastics Madness, a documentary film that details the efforts of a fifth grade class in Brooklyn, NY to study plastic pollution and respond to the threats posed by it. The students spent two years studying the causes and environmental effects of plastic pollution and then took action that can serve as a template for action in schools and communities around the nation.

This award winning film will be screened at 7 PM, April 17 in the Surrarrer Auditorium located in Telfer Hall on the north end of the Baldwin Wallace campus. The screening is free and open to the public. A panel discussion concerning plastic pollution will follow the film. Join us to learn more about the plastic that surrounds us!!

For more information, contact Michael Melampy at 440-263-6483 or mmelampy@bw.edu.