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Averting the Plastipocalypse
June 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free for Members; $15.00 for Guests
As our understanding of the scope of this crisis expands from impacts on sea turtles and whales to concern about human health, corporations and governments are starting to take action. But are we putting our energy into the right solutions? Greenpeace USA Oceans Campaign Director, John Hocevar, will share stories and insights from his experience working with activists, corporate executives, and politicians to keep plastic pollution out of our oceans, our neighborhoods, and our bodies.
Since joining Greenpeace in 2004, Hocevar has spearheaded numerous projects, including efforts to improve the sustainability of seafood sold in supermarkets and to establish a network of ocean sanctuaries. A licensed submarine pilot and experienced SCUBA diver, Hocevar has explored the Chukchi Sea, Amazon Reef, Bering Sea and the Antarctic Peninsula in a research submarine. Hocevar also led a scientific expedition to study the scope and impacts of the BP Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.