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Screening and Discussion of Environmental Documentary Bag It at New Canaan Library
January 7, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
New Canaan Library is pleased to present a screening of Bag It (2010), a documentary that invites viewers to help reduce the plastic used in their communities. This program is presented in partnership with Planet New Canaan, a local environmental organization that focuses on encouraging reusable bag use. The screening will be held in the Adrian Lamb Room on Sunday, January 7 at 2 p.m. Please register online at newcanaanlibrary.org.
An estimated 12 million barrels of oil are used annually to make the disposable plastic bags that Americans use multiples of every day. Once they are thrown away, they become a major source of pollution. This thoughtful and often funny film documents one man’s earnest quest to reduce the plastic in his life, and targets the harmful chemicals and other environmental side effects of an over abundance of plastic in everyone’s lives. After the film, Aaron Lefland, Director of New Canaan Land Trust, and Chris Hendershot, Education Outreach Coordinator of New Canaan Nature Center will lead a discussion about the impact of plastic pollution on the local environment.