“STRAWS” Documentary Screening

Sparked by research that plastic straws are now among the top-five beach litter item collected, STRAWS outlines how billions of non-recyclable plastic straws litter streets and wash into oceans. The film inspires a new path forward.

Wilton Go Green is proud to partner with Wilton Public Library to offer two screenings of STRAWS:

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 from 7-8pm.  Doors open at 6:30 and screening begins promptly at 7pm.  (Snow date: Wednesday, January 16th)

Saturday, January 12th 2019 from 2-3:00pm.  Family Friendly event.  Students in grades 2-6 can register separately for an educational program led by NAMEPA and Wilton Go Green following the film in the Children’s Story Room. The panel discussion will continue in the Brubeck Room.

After the screening we will host a short panel discussion and Q&A. Joining our panel on 1/9/19: Charlie Taney of the Norwalk River Valley Trail, Nina Quaratella of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association and Bridget Cervero and Dave Hudson of the Maritime Aquarium.

 Joining our panel on 1/12/19: Charlie Taney of the Norwalk River Valley Trail, Nina Quaratella of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association and Louise Washer of the Norwalk River Watershed Association. 

Registration is recommended and is now open on the Wilton Public Library Events page or by calling 203-762-6334.

DID YOU KNOW?  520+ million straws are used and discarded every day in the United States alone. That’s 175 Billion a year filtering into landfills (environment) and littering our waterways and oceans.

Charlie Taney – NRVT Charlie Taney is the Executive Director of the Norwalk River Valley Trail (NRVT) The NRVT aims to build a thirty-mile, multi-use, soft surface trail from Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk to Tarrywile Park in Danbury, passing through the towns of Wilton, Redding and Ridgefield along the way.  

Louise Washer – President NRWA. The Norwalk River Watershed Association’s mission is to improve the water quality and aesthetic value of the 40,000-acre Norwalk River watershed;

Nina Quaratella – NAMEPA Nina Quaratella is the Education and Outreach Director for the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) and works to inspire the next generation of ocean stewards in students and seafarers. NAMEPA is a marine industry-led organization of environmental stewards preserving the marine environment by promoting sustainable marine industry best practices and educating seafarers, students and the public about the need and strategies for protecting global ocean, lake and river resources. 

Bridget Cervero: Education Manager of Citizen Science, Teen Programs, and Training and Dave Hudson, Ph.D. (Research Scientist [1/9 and 1/16 screening only])  The mission of the Maritime Aquarium is to inspire people of all ages to appreciate and protect Long Island Sound ecosystem and the global environment through living exhibits, marine science, and environmental education.