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|Monthly Meeting - New Orleans Secular Humanist Association|
Event Type: Adults|
Age Group(s): Adults
Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Time: 4:30 PM
"Bag It: Is Your Life Too Plastic?, an American documentary about the effects of plastic on the environment, will be screened at 3 p.m., Saturday, March 18 at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie.Library: East Bank Regional Library Map
The course is free-of-charge and is open to the public. Registration is not required.
"Bag It: Is Your Life Too Plastic?" explores the effects of plastic bags and other plastic consumer merchandise, and its effects on land ecosystems, the marine environment, and the human body.
According to the website for the film, an estimated 12 million barrels of oil is used annually to make the plastic bags that Americans consume. The United States International Trade Commission reported that 102 billion plastic bags were used in the U.S. in 2009. These bags, even when properly disposed of, are easily windblown and often wind up in waterways or on the landscape, becoming eyesores and degrading soil and water quality as they break down into toxic bits. Their manufacture, transportation and disposal require large quantities of non-renewable resources and release equally large amounts of global-warming gases.
After the presentation, members of the local organization "No Waste NOLA" will be on hand to discuss more issues and answer questions.
For more information regarding this event, contact Chris Smith, Manager of Adult Programming for the library, at (504) 889-8143 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In accordance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Jefferson Parish shall not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs or activities. If you require auxiliary aids or devices, or other reasonable accommodation under the ADA, submit requests to the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours in advance or as soon as possible. A 72-hour notice is needed to request Certified ASL interpreters. ADA Coordinator / Office of Citizens with Disabilities, 1221 Elmwood Park Blvd., Suite 210 Jefferson, LA 70123; (504) 736-6086; ADA@jeffparish.net
The Jefferson Parish Library system consists of 16 locations that stretch from the Lakeshore Branch on the edge of Lake Pontchartrain to the Grand Isle Branch just steps away from the Gulf of Mexico. The library system consists of two large regional libraries and seven branches on each side of the Mississippi River. The East Bank Regional Library (4747 W. Napoleon Avenue, Metairie) serves as library headquarters. For more information, contact the library at (504) 838-1100 or www.jefferson.lib.la.us.
The New Orleans Secular Humanist Association is dedicated to raising the awareness of people of the Gulf Coast region to the ideals and values of secular humanism. The group is an affiliate of the Council for Secular Humanism, an associate of the American Humanist Association, an affiliate of American Atheists, and a member of the Atheist Alliance International.
Location: Jefferson & Napoleon Rooms
Contact: Chris Smith
Contact Number: 504-889-8143
Presenter: New Orleans Secular Humanist Association