Film Prompts Action

Jun 06, 2018

To the Editor:

Let’s do what we can today to protect our piece of the Jersey Shore and ensure that it does not end up looking like the eye-opening footage seen in the adventure documentary, “A Plastic Ocean.”

This film will be shown at the Ocean Acres Community Center on Wednesday, June 6. Starting at 6 p.m., there will be information tables set up along with the opportunity to make and/or take eco-friendly trash bags made from newspaper and shopping bags made from T-shirts. (You are invited to bring your own T-shirt that night and it will be turned into your own reusable, cloth bag.) The film starts at 6:30 p.m. A Q&A session with the Surfrider Foundation will follow. 

Once plastic is made, it doesn’t go away. It breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces and then gets in our food chain – creating a world no one wants to leave for future generations. Also to be considered are the limited resources that are used to create a product that often is only used for minutes.

You will leave the film a bit heartbroken but also motivated to take action. We can all start by limiting single-use plastic whenever possible. We can bring our own bag, say no to plastic straws, carry a reusable water bottle, etc. Let’s work together to take care of our beautiful piece of the Jersey Shore. 

This event is being sponsored by the Sustainable Stafford Green Team and the Surfrider Foundation.

Barbara Reynolds


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