Sunday, October 16th 3 pm
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
The City of Del Mar, in partnership with St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, has organized a free screening of the critically-acclaimed documentary “Bag It: Is your Life too Plastic?” on Sunday, October 16, 2016, at 3:00 pm at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, located at 334 14th St., Del Mar, CA 92014.
In May 2016, the City of Del Mar adopted an Ordinance prohibiting single use plastic carry-out bags and requiring a $0.10 cent charge for all carry-out bags. Implementation of the ban is being phased in for different business types between mid-December 2016 and May 2017. The ordinance was adopted by the City Council as a step toward conserving natural resources, reducing beach litter and marine pollution, and protecting local wildlife.
The event will begin with a short talk, called “Plastics at Sea: Why do we care?” by Emilia DeForce, Ph.D., followed by a question and answer session. Dr. DeForce works as a Research Scientist at MO BIO Laboratories and is also a Surfrider Foundation volunteer. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees at University of Massachusetts Boston in microbial ecology, studying medically important microorganisms and microbes that live in the oceans.
The Del Mar Hills Girl Scouts will present their projects on reducing dependence on plastic bags. The event will also include information booths on environmental issues, light refreshments, and give-away reusable bags.