Feb 4: Café Sci on plastic pollution

Café Scientifique: Straw Forward

7-9 p.m. at the Carnegie Museum of Science (doors open at 6 for networking and refreshments).  Free to attend, parking $5.  RSVP online here.

Get the scoop on the highly anticipated Straw Forward art sculpture and join Sustainable PittsburghAllegheny CleanWaysPennsylvania Resources CouncilConstruction Junction, and First Mile of Thread – International for a panel discussion about reducing plastic pollution, raising awareness, and building economies through single-use plastics. In addition to the panel, an abridged version of the documentary A Plastic Ocean also will be screened, providing a deeper look into these issues on a global scale.
Earlier this year, the nonprofit Sustainable Pittsburgh launched Straw Forward, a collaborative, community-wide campaign involving nearly 40 restaurants, nonprofits, and businesses over a seven‑month period. Using straws as the main medium, the Straw Forward team collected used and littered plastic‑based items and transformed them into a stunning art sculpture on display from Tues., Jan. 15 through Fri., Feb. 15 in the Riverview Café at the Science Center.
The Straw Forward campaign recognizes that plastic straws are critical for people living with certain disabilities and medical conditions. The goal of this project is to foster meaningful conversations around the problem of plastic pollution. Join us for a discussion about the sculpture and what we can do locally to help solve this globally.

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