In celebration of Earth Week, Films for the Planet is featuring a series of films and webcasts, April 2nd through 30th. We invite you to be stirred and motivated by meaningful conversations around films that envision new planetary systems and ways of thinking and imagining the future.

This year, the 2018 Earth Day theme is “A World without Plastic Pollution.”  We will be featuring FREE streams of “A Plastic Ocean,” a film Sir David Attenborough calls, “One of the most important films of our time.”  This film can be viewed on demand at Films for the Planet anytime for $4.99 and will be offered FREE April 20th – 24th. Join our April 20th webcast at 10AM PT, with Bea Johnson, who is the best-selling author of Zero Waste Home. Bea is an international speaker who has inspired thousands to take a stance against needless waste. Invited guests include Laurie Wilson, founder of Blue Ocean Summit and Blue Ocean Network, and others.

Stream “A Plastic Ocean” – April 20-24

 

A Plastic Ocean was filmed in 20 locations around the world in beautiful and chilling detail to document the global effects of plastic pollution – while introducing workable technology and policy solutions that can, if implemented in time, change things for the better.

Currently about 300 million tons of plastic are produced each year to make single-use bags, bottles, packages, and other commodities for people all over the world. Unfortunately, only about ten percent of this plastic is properly recycled and reused. The rest ends up as waste in landfills or as litter in our natural environment, where it leaches dangerous chemicals into the nearby soil and water, endangering humans and wildlife alike. From poisoning and injuring marine life to disrupting human hormones, from littering beaches and landscapes to clogging our waste streams and landfills, the exponential growth of plastics is now threatening life on our planet.

Films for the Planet has partnered with Earth Day Network who is mobilizing key actors and institutions and citizens across the globe to bring about a new level of consciousness about plastics pollution and a paradigm shift.  The world must perceive plastics not only as an environmental challenge of global proportions but as a marker of the human values that must change in order to build a more sustainable and just world.

Check out our Art of Hosting Film guidelines at the Members Circle to engage your community in film conversations. Become a Films for the Planet film Ambassador HERE!

A Plastic Ocean educational supplement and discussion guide are included with the program.

Click HERE to Register for Free Earth Day Documentaries, April 2- 30

 

 

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Just access the program at the Members Circle starting April 2nd.

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