Media Advisory August 31, 2020
Sarah Carballo, OVEC-Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, 304-266-6531, firstname.lastname@example.org
Alex Cole, OVEC-Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, (304) 767-8687, email@example.com
What: The Story of Plastic: Virtual Screening and Panel Discussion
Individuals concerned about global plastic pollution and its connection to the Ohio River Valley will attend a special online film screening and panel discussion of The Story of Plastic, an award-winning documentary film that exposes the local and global environmental, climate, justice, and health impacts of the plastic industry.
To view the film, attendees must register for a link to screen the film at their convenience prior to September 2 at 6:30 p.m.
Following the screening, the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition will host a virtual panel discussion about the film to learn more about how the mass production of single-use plastic has resulted in an ecological and humanitarian crisis.
When: Wednesday, September 2, 2020 from 6:30-8 p.m
Where: Online via Zoom Conference (Click here for a direct link)
Who: Participants will join a virtual panel discussion facilitated by Alex Cole, a community organizer with the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, featuring panelists:
Amy Parsons-White, Sustainability Manager at Marshall University
Bev Reed, Community Activist with Concerned Ohio River Residents (CORR)
Michael Doshi, Director of Partnerships with Agalita Marine Research & Education and documentary filmmaker for The Story of Plastic
Why: Industry proponents, touting a “petrochemical renaissance” for the Ohio River Valley region, propose constructing a vast network of infrastructure to manufacture materials used to produce single-use plastic. This development, commonly referred to as the Appalachian Storage Hub (ASH), risks jeopardizing environmental quality and human health in our local community and beyond.