Thursday, July 24, 2014

Bag It kicks off Plastic Bag Challenge on August 1st, 6:30pm

First Friday Films is partnering with the Micronesia Islands Nature Alliance (MINA) to show the film Bag It on Friday, August 1st at 6:30pm at American Memorial Park, kicking off MINA’s Plastic Bag Challenge.  

The movie Bag It asks “Is your life too plastic?” It follows the life of an average man when he decides to make a resolution to stop using plastic bags at the grocery store. Little does he know, this simple descision will change his life completely. Realizing that over-consumption of plastic has started to catch up with us, he looks at what we can do to fix it.

Before the film, Becky Furey from MINA will talk about the Plastic Bag Challenge  -- an outreach campaign that aims to reduce the use of plastic bags through the promotion of more sustainable options, such as reusable shopping bags and boxes. Across the United States and the Pacific, many places are starting to phase out plastic bags in favor of alternatives, and MINA is leading that charge for the CNMI. The Micronesia Islands Nature Alliance is an environmental conservation non-profit organization that works to sustain the natural environment and ensure the island way of life.

First Friday Films is a partnership between American Memorial Park, the Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality and the Humanities Council with support from other organizations and individuals. This particular film is sponsored by MINA. As always, our film events are free and open to the public. This event will run approximately 90 minutes. 

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