June 25: Getting Ready for Plastic Free July
Join us for our inaugural Plastic Pollution Coalition Global Webinar Series - a lively discussion about topics related to plastic pollution, its toxic impacts, and solutions.
Despite all the challenges facing the world in 2020, plastic pollution is a growing environmental and human health crisis, and it is more important than ever that we combine our efforts and work together to create change.
On this June 25 webinar, we will discuss the Plastic Free July movement and alternatives and solutions to single-use plastic in conversation with Rebecca Prince-Ruiz, Founder & Executive Director of Plastic Free July, and Dianna Cohen, Co-Founder & CEO of Plastic Pollution Coalition.
We’ll dive into the creation, evolution, and expansion of Plastic Free July and how we can collaborate for impact locally and globally to address and solve plastic pollution.
If you or your organization is planning an action for Plastic Free July, please share a brief description below.
Date: Thursday, June 25, 2020
Time: 6-7 pm EDT (3-4 pm PDT & 6-7 am Perth WA, Australia GMT+8)
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WEBINAR PRESENTER BIOS
Founder & Executive Director
Rebecca Prince-Ruiz is the Founder of Plastic Free July, one of the world’s leading environmental movements empowering people to reduce single-use plastic. Rebecca is Executive Director of the not-for-profit Plastic Free Foundation that brings the public and business together with the vision of a world without plastic waste. She has a Bachelor of Science with 25 years of experience in environmental and waste management, community engagement, and sustainability behaviour change and believes we all can all take action to reduce our environmental footprint. Rebecca is a regular media commentator, public speaker and co-author of Plastic Free: The Inspiring Story of a Global Environmental Movement and Why It Matters released by NewSouth Books in July and Columbia University Press in December.
Co-Founder & CEO
Dianna Cohen is Co-Founder and CEO of Plastic Pollution Coalition and a passionate advocate against plastic pollution. A Los Angeles based visual artist, Dianna has shown her work internationally at galleries, foundations, and museums. She uses plastic in her artwork to make a visual and social impact. With plastic bags as her primary material for the past 27 years, Cohen is interested in exploring its materiality through modifications and the material’s relationship to culture, media, toxicity, and the world at large and shared this in her 2010 TED talk 2010 TED talk “Tough Truths About Plastic Pollution.”
Dianna is a frequent speaker and media expert and has spoken at the UN and international conferences and symposia, and has been interviewed by Al Jazeera, NBC Nightly News, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, USA Today, Martha Stewart Living, and many others. She is the recipient of the Global Green Environment Award, the Snow Angel Award, and the Environmentalist of the Year by SIMA, among others. Dianna studied Biology, Art, and Film at the University of California, Los Angeles and holds a BA in Fine Arts.