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Monday, January 30, 2023 6:30 PM // Helmut Stern Auditorium at UMMA

Talking Trash
An Interactive Discussion Inspired by The Plastic Bag Store

Free
In Person or Digital
No Safety Net
Talks & Discussions
 

Turn inspiration into impact with insights from researchers, scientists, artists, and activists tackling the question: What can we do about single-use plastics?

The U-M Museum of Art, U-M Arts Initiative, the Graham Sustainability Institute, and UMS join forces to offer this illuminating event designed to share diverse perspectives and empower individual action.

Single-use plastics, such as plastic bags, straws, and cutlery, have become a major environmental concern due to their widespread use and presence as a global polluter. These plastics can take hundreds of years to break down, and, in the process, release harmful chemicals into the environment.

During the event, the diverse panel of experts will explore various ways to reduce our reliance on single-use plastics, such as using reusable alternatives, implementing policies to reduce plastic production and consumption, and promoting recycling and proper waste management. The speakers will also discuss the role that individuals, businesses, and governments can play in addressing this issue.

Livestream

Panelists Include

Lashaun Jackson, Graham Sustainability Scholar

Samuel McMullen, Co-Founder, Live Zero Waste

Shelie Miller, Professor, Director, Program in the Environment; Jonathan W. Bulkley Collegiate Professor of Sustainable Systems; U-M Distinguished Faculty Fellow in Sustainability, SEAS

Meredith Miller, Associate Professor of Architecture, Taubman College

Thomas Moran, Associate Professor of Architecture, Taubman College; collaborator, Thing Thing

Genevieve Rattray, Director of Environmental Initiatives and Affairs for the Belle Isle Conservancy and Founder & Chair of the Detroit River Coalition

Hannah Tizedes, Artist and Environmentalist

The Plastic Bag Store by Robin Frohardt is co-presented by University of Michigan Museum of Art, the University Musical Society, and the U-M Graham Sustainability Institute, with support from the U-M Arts Initiative.

Moderated by

Jena Brooker
Jena Brooker
Journalist

Free Event

Talking Trash
An Interactive Discussion Inspired by The Plastic Bag Store

Helmut Stern Auditorium at UMMA

Free Event
1/30/23 6:30 PM
Helmut Stern Auditorium at UMMA

Talking Trash
An Interactive Discussion Inspired by The Plastic Bag Store

Free
In Person or Digital
No Safety Net
Talks & Discussions
Free Event

Turn inspiration into impact with insights from researchers, scientists, artists, and activists tackling the question: What can we do about single-use plastics?

The U-M Museum of Art, U-M Arts Initiative, the Graham Sustainability Institute, and UMS join forces to offer this illuminating event designed to share diverse perspectives and empower individual action.

Single-use plastics, such as plastic bags, straws, and cutlery, have become a major environmental concern due to their widespread use and presence as a global polluter. These plastics can take hundreds of years to break down, and, in the process, release harmful chemicals into the environment.

During the event, the diverse panel of experts will explore various ways to reduce our reliance on single-use plastics, such as using reusable alternatives, implementing policies to reduce plastic production and consumption, and promoting recycling and proper waste management. The speakers will also discuss the role that individuals, businesses, and governments can play in addressing this issue.

Livestream

Panelists Include

Lashaun Jackson, Graham Sustainability Scholar

Samuel McMullen, Co-Founder, Live Zero Waste

Shelie Miller, Professor, Director, Program in the Environment; Jonathan W. Bulkley Collegiate Professor of Sustainable Systems; U-M Distinguished Faculty Fellow in Sustainability, SEAS

Meredith Miller, Associate Professor of Architecture, Taubman College

Thomas Moran, Associate Professor of Architecture, Taubman College; collaborator, Thing Thing

Genevieve Rattray, Director of Environmental Initiatives and Affairs for the Belle Isle Conservancy and Founder & Chair of the Detroit River Coalition

Hannah Tizedes, Artist and Environmentalist

The Plastic Bag Store by Robin Frohardt is co-presented by University of Michigan Museum of Art, the University Musical Society, and the U-M Graham Sustainability Institute, with support from the U-M Arts Initiative.

Free Event

Talking Trash
An Interactive Discussion Inspired by The Plastic Bag Store

Helmut Stern Auditorium at UMMA

CHOOSE A PERFORMANCE:

Free Event

Moderated by

Jena Brooker
Jena Brooker
Journalist
Jena Brooker
Jena Brooker
Journalist

Jena is an environmental reporter for BridgeDetroit, a Data Fellow at the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism, and a Science-Health-Environment Reporting Fellow through CASW, AHCJ, and SEJ. She writes about the environment and intersections of race and inequality.

Before becoming a journalist, she earned her Bachelor of Arts in environmental studies at the University of Michigan. She was the Midwest reporting fellow at Grist in 2021 and intern for Planet Detroit in 2020. Her work has appeared in Salon, Slate, Mother Jones, Grist, Next City, Chalkbeat, Crain’s Detroit Business, Planet Detroit, The Hechinger Report, The Ann Arbor Observer, KQED, Curbed Detroit, and others.

Learn more at jenabrooker.com.

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