Media Advisory: OVEC to Host Virtual Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Media Advisory                                                                                        August 31, 2020


Sarah Carballo, OVEC-Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, 304-266-6531,

Alex Cole, OVEC-Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, (304) 767-8687,


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.

                       Click here to watch the film trailer and learn more about The Story of Plastic.



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