Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce
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Delray Beach, FL 33444

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Plastic Planet - Town Hall Meeting

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Name: Plastic Planet - Town Hall Meeting
Date: April 29, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Free to All – Healthy snack food – Cash bar
 
Location: Crest Theater at Old School Square
Time: 5-6pm
 
Mobile Museum and Plastic Wave – in front of Crest Theater
Exhibitor Showcase – Meet representatives from the following companies:
  • Sandoway Learning Center – beach and wildlife protection
  • Delray Beach Library
  • Surf Museum & Surfriders – Ocean cleaning
  • PurGreens – Healthy eating
  • Milagro Center – Student after school programs on art and environment
  • WiseTribe – Youth sustainability club
  • Street Waves – Training minority youth to swim, surf, and snorkel
  • Tellus Products – Manufacturing plates from sugar manufacturing waste
  • Saltwater Brewery – Manufacturing edible/biodegradable packaging
  • One World Zero Waste - Food store without packaging
  • Gumbo Limbo – Nature and turtle preserve
  • Greenlands – Health products and sustainable utensils
  • 4 Oceans – Ocean cleaning and marketing bracelets from recycled plastic
  • Beach Keepers – Daily beach cleanups
  • Jake Hampu – Unified Dream – Sustainability and recycling projects
  • City of Delray Beach Sustainability and Green Board
  • Strawfish – Biodegradable straws
  • Loggerhead Marine Life Center – Turtle and marine rescue
  • Juice Buzz – Healthy eating, healthy products
 
View Artwork Made from Recycled Plastic by Local Artists
  • Sharon Koskoff – Jell-O-Shots, Plastic Flowers
  • Marli Oliveira Thiffault – preserving the planet
  • Sonya Sanchez Arias – Empty Spaces
  • Aidana Baldassare – dress crocheted from plastic containers
Time: 6-8 pm
Town Hall
Begins inside Crest Theater
 
Event Details:
Delray Beach is holding a Town Meeting at the Crest Theater to address a significant issue to our Village by the Sea”: the impact of hundreds of millions of tons of plastic on our oceans and beaches. The Town Hall is being organized by the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce and the City of Delray Beach. Sponsorship by local businesses and benefactors make the event possible.
 
The Town Hall meeting promises to be an evening of discussion and discovery.  We will explore the impact of plastics to date and the projected impacts in the future.
 
Starting with clips from the eye-opening film Plastic Oceans, various experts will weigh in on the role of businesses such as hospitality and restaurants, entrepreneurs, municipalities, and not for profits, and we will close with creative steps individual citizens can take to make a difference.
 
Some of the subjects to be covered include
  • What Plastics are Doing to Ourselves and Our Planet
  • The Role of Beach Communities
  • Changes and impacts in the supermarket, hotel and restaurant industries
  • Alternatives to plastic being developed by startups and entrepreneurs
  • How legislators and municipalities are facing the political pressure to make changes
  • What individual citizens can do
 
Speakers
  1. Julie Anderson - Founder of Plastic Ocean - Keynote Speaker
  2. Evan Orellana - Sandoway Discovery Center - Director of Education and Animal Care - The Role of Beach Communities
  3. Keith Miller - Delray Beach Branch Manager for Trader Joe’s – Challenge and Response at the Supermarket
  4. Dawn McCormick - Waste Management - Director of Environmental Communications – Strategy for Reducing Plastic Waste
  5.  Chris Gove - Saltwater Brewery – Founder - Using Byproducts of Brewing to Make Sustainable Packaging
  6. Ryan Boylston - Delray Beach City Commissioner - Converting Sugar Cane Waste to Biodegradable Packaging
  7. Jayson Koss - Delivery Dudes - Founder - Reducing Plastic in the Food Industry
  8. Rick Konsavage - Ocean Properties and Marriott Hotel – General Manager - How the Hospitality Industry Views Plastics
  9. Erin Deady - Environmental Lawyer - Changing Legal Trends in Plastic Reduction
  10. Jacqueline Botting - WiseTribe – Founder - The Role of Citizens in Addressing the Plastics Invasion

Time 8-9 pm
Food and cash bar available
Continuation of Exhibitor Showcase
Informal discussions with speakers

Ask all your questions person to person
 
Event Media:
Event Sponsors:
  • Azure Development
Location:
Crest Theater at Old School Square Informal discussion with speakers afterwards 
Date/Time Information:
​Monday night April 29 – 5:00-8:00 PM 
Fees/Admission:
Free
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