Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County (UUFDC) continues their Movies That Matter Series with Plastic Paradise, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch on April 17 at 4:30 pm. The film illustrates the often unseen consequences of overconsumption of plastics; and how this ubiquitous material is destroying the health of our environment, its creatures and humans. To illustrate this serious situation, the film investigates the suffering marine wildlife and habitat of the remote Midway Islands, as their home and bodies are twisted into the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
“We are all familiar with trash, but most of us likely are unaware of indestructible plastic trash that pollutes the oceans, contaminates our seafood, kills birds, fish, and marine mammals as well as carrying toxic substances into the environment and our bodies. Plastic Paradise is an excellent, accessible, and troubling documentary that reveals these issues,” said Carl F. Cranor, Professor of Philosophy, Faculty of Environmental Toxicology Graduate Program, University of California-Riverside.
The film is part of the UUFDC’s monthly Movies That Matter series examining a wide range of issues. The free screenings are followed by a discussion. Donations to help defray the costs of public performance licensing are appreciated. The UUFDC Fellowship is located at 10341 Hwy 42 in north Ephraim. For more information call 920.854.7559.