Café Scientifique: Straw Forward

Monday, February 4, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Carnegie Science Center

Straws. One seems to find them everywhere these days: in our drinks, on the sidewalks, in the storm drains, and even on the news. Single-use plastic straws represent just one small component of the plastic pollution found in our streams, rivers, and oceans.  

On Mon., Feb. 4, join Sustainable Pittsburgh, Allegheny CleanWays, Pennsylvania Resources Council, Construction Junction, and First Mile of Thread – International for an insider’s look behind the sculpture along with a panel discussion to learn how these organizations are helping to reduce plastic pollution, raise awareness, and build economies through single-use plastics.

In addition to the panel, an abridged version of the documentary A Plastic Ocean will also be screened, providing a deeper look into these issues on a global scale. 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.


Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

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