02 Mar 2017, 18:00 - 19:30
Eastern Gateway Auditorium
The Brunel Institute for the Environment, Health & Societies and the
Plastic Oceans Foundation presents a screening of
A Plastic Ocean
A Plastic Ocean has been described by Sir David Attenborough as "one of the most important films of our time". It is an is an epic global adventure following a documentary filmmaker and a world record free-diver as they travel the Earth discovering the shocking impact plastic is having on our oceans and the marine animals that live there. They investigate how our addiction to plastic is impacting the food chain and how our use and inappropriate disposal of this material may be affecting our health and wellbeing. Stunning underwater footage of all manner of marine life are juxtaposed with floating or submerged rubbish and marine animals caught in plastic webs as the expedition leads the two adventurers to unusual scientific discoveries, heart-breaking truths and important solutions to one of the biggest problems confronting mankind.
This revealing documentary will be followed by a panel discussion, Q&A, networking and refreshments.
Panel members include: Jo Ruxton (Co-founder, Plastic Oceans Foundation), Professor Susan Jobling (Director, Institute of Environment, Health & Societies), David Jones (BBC Filmmaker, Plastic Oceans Foundation), Dr Geoff Brighty (Plastic Oceans Foundation, Science and Policy Advisor), Dr Lesley Henderson (Lecturer in Sociology and Communications) and Dr Christopher Green (Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Institute for the Environment, Health & Societies).
Plastic Oceans Foundation is a UK based charitable organisation that aims to change the worlds attitude to plastic in a single generation. The organisation aims to limit the demand for non-essential plastic, using the Ocean as a litmus test to monitor the impact of this man-made pollution crisis on human health.
Registration is free! The event will be followed by refreshements and networking.
Please join us - everyone very welcome!
For more information about the film: www.PlasticOceans.org