A photo of a dead bird with its belly full of plastic is what convinced Beth Terry of Oakland, Calif. to start living a plastic-free life. in June 2007. She was recovering from surgery when she saw the picture and an article, called "Our Oceans Are Turning Into Plastic....Are We?" (featuring the findings of Capt. Charles Moore).
Terry, the author of "Plastic Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too" and myplasticfreelife.com (formerly fake plastic fish) blogger, will be speaking at various venues in Honolulu Sept. 20 to 22.
She'll be offering personal anecdotes and statistics on the environment and health problems related to plastic, as well as personal solutions and tips. She is also You can follow her on Twitter or Facebook.
Here's a schedule (the presentations are free):
>> Friday, Sept. 20, 4:15-6:15 p.m. at University Laboratory School, Honolulu
>> Saturday, Sept. 21, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Ma‘ili Point, following the International Coastal Cleanup
>> Sunday, Sept. 22, 2:30-3:30 p.m. at The Art Explorium, Kaimuki
Visit the Kokua Hawaii Foundation's website or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Don't forget to bring a reusable water bottle!