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Free Screening - Bag It: Is Your Life Too Plastic? Delegate Summers, Council Member Lehman & Anacostia Watershed Society's Communications Manager, Julie Lawson

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 5331 Baltimore Ave Hyattsville MD 20781  See map

BAG IT - Is Your Life Too Plastic? 


Conversations in the Corridor (CITC) and The Big Bad Woof will sponsor a fundraiser for the Anacostia Watershed Society's efforts to educate the community on the harmful impact plastic bags have on the environment and our health.

Join us for the free screening of Bag It - Is Your Life Too Plastic? and the post-screening conversation with a dynamic group of community leaders & environmentalists to learn how you can help make a difference in Prince George's County by reducing the problem of single-use, disposable plastic bags - like our neighbors in D.C. and Montgomery County.


Locally, plastic bags account for nearly half of all the trash in the streams leading to the Anacostia River. Help protect the Anacostia Watershed by considering a tax-deductible donation to the AWS' campaign aimed at reducing the use of plastic bags in our community!


The Movie:

In this touching, often funny, award-winning film, "everyman" Jeb Berrier embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world. Jeb is not a radical environmentalist, but an average American who decides to take a closer look at our cultural love affair with plastics. For more information on the 74-minute documentary, visit http://www.bagitmovie.com.

The Speakers:


Maryland State Delegate Michael G. Summers (D-District 47).

Prince George's County Council Member Mary A. Lehman (D-District 1).


Communications & Campaigns Manager for the Anacostia Watershed Society, Julie Lawson



  • Following the panel discussion, you are invited to keep the conversation going across the street at The Big Bad Woof in Hyattsville.


     
What You Can Do:


At the time of this posting, the Prince George’s County House Delegation is considering, PG 401-13, Authority to Impose Fees for Use of Disposable Bags, a proposed bill that would provide Prince George’s County with the authority to impose a fee on disposable shopping bags.


The vote is expected on the 14th!


To learn more on PG 401-13, visit www.cleanprincegeorges.com. (Find out who your delegates are by going to www.mdelect.net.)    


Help spread the word: Bag It/AWS Benefit on Facebook


Conversations in the Corridor (CITC) is held every second Sunday of the month from 5:00-7:00PM at Busboys & Poets located at 5331 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville MD 20781.


CITC aims to foster honest and open dialogue in a neutral and welcoming space. These monthly discussions span the idea spectrum, addressing politics, arts, education, race, class and culture, the environment and animal rights, among other topics.


CITC - always free and open to all!  

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