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‘Microplastic Madness’ to be screened Sept. 27 at The Ridges

September 27, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

As part of Ohio University’s Sustainability Film Series, Athens ReThink Plastics is hosting the film, “Microplastics Madness,” on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at The Ridges Auditorium in Athens. Admission is free for the film, which starts at 7 p.m.

“Microplastics Madness” tells the “story of 56 fifth-graders from P.S. 15 in Red Hook, Brooklyn (New York City), living on the frontline of the climate crisis – whose actions on plastic pollution morph into extraordinary leadership and scalable victories,” according to the film description.

During the Sept. 27 film event, a raffle prize with several samples of reusable bags and other earth-friendly items will be awarded after a short panel discussion. The panel will feature local citizens and students engaged in activities addressing plastic pollution, offering realistic examples on how to counter this challenging problem. Those who come early can enjoy free popcorn, Village Bakery cookies, and books for educators to use in their classroom, all compliments of Athens ReThink Plastics and the Sierra Club.

Athens ReThink Plastics is a local group concerned about the adverse health and environmental impacts of the production, consumption and discarding of plastic products. Earlier this year, the group successfully lobbied Athens City Council to adopt a ban on single-use plastics in the city. It goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2024.

On select Wednesdays through Nov. 1, a different film touching on the sustainability issue is being screened as part of the Sustainability Film Series. All of the films take place in the Ridges Auditorium, 135 Ridges Circle, on Ohio University’s Ridges Campus. This theater is standing in for the Athena Cinema this fall while that uptown facility is being renovated.

Ohio University entities involved in this 11th annual Sustainability Film Series (athenacinema.com/sustainabilityseries) include, among others, the Athena Cinema, University Libraries and Environmental Studies Program.

For more information, please contact athensrethinkplastics@gmail.com.


September 27, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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