Saturday, April 5, 2014

Award-winning documentary Bag It comes to Bridgewater





In observance of Earth Month, celebrated annually in April, the Bridgewater Public Library and the Bridgewater Green Committee are hosting a screening of the award-winning environmental documentary Bag It at the Bridgewater Public Library on Saturday, April 26th at 12:00 noon.

Bag It follows “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he tries to make sense of our dependence on plastic bags. Although his quest starts out small, Jeb soon learns that the problem extends past landfills to oceans, rivers and ultimately human health.

The average American uses about 500 plastic bags each year, for about twelve minutes each. This single-use mentality has led to the formation of a floating island of plastic debris in the Pacific Ocean more than twice the size of Texas.

The film explores these issues and identifies how our daily reliance on plastic threatens not only waterways and marine life, but human health, too. Two of the most common plastic additives are endocrine disruptors, which have been shown to link to cancer, diabetes, autism, attention deficit disorder, obesity and infertility.

For more information about the Bag It movement, go to: http://www.bagitmovie.com/bagittown.html.

Screening Date: Sat., April 26
Screening Time: 12:00 noon 

Screening Location: Bridgewater Public Library, Flora T. Little Meeting Room
Admission: Free

This event is open to the public.

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