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GSU, CDC and Plastic Pollution Coalition Announce the 2015 Welch Symposium- Plastic GYRE: Artists, Scientists and Activists Respond

John Lanier, Foundation Executive Director to Speak at Event

SOURCE: Ray C. Anderson Foundation


John Lanier, executive director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation will be speaking at this conference at 1:00 p.m. on March 26th along with Foundation friend, Scott Seydel who will represent the Sustainable Packaging Coalition and Elemental Impact.  Advisory Board Member, Laura Turner Seydel will be participating in the 3:00 p.m. panel on the 26th, along with Foundation friends, Olivia and Carter Ries of One More Generation.  On Friday, March 27th, Foundation friend, Rashid Nuri of Truly Living Well will participate in the 1:45 Session, discussing social justice as it applies to food systems.


Reprinted from Georgia State University Press Release

March 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ - In an effort to raise awareness and discourse on the global crisis of plastic pollution, the Welch Foundation at Georgia State University (GSU), David J Sencer Museum of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Plastic Pollution Coalition (PPC) jointly host the 2015 Welch Symposium, The Plastic GYRE: Artists, Scientists and Activists Respond on March 26-­‐27, 2015.

As part of the Atlanta Science Festival, the two-­‐day symposium will feature a wide array of experts discussing the most current research, creative response, activism mobilization and industry best practices in a quest to address runaway global plastic pollution. In conjunction with the conference, several events are planned including a partnership with a major international art exhibition, Gyre: The Plastic Ocean at The David J. Sencer CDC Museum, film screenings, pop-­‐up exhibition, press junket and a cocktail reception at the CDC Museum (see below for details).

The Plastic GYRE: Artists, Scientists and Activists Respond symposium is conceived by Pam Longobardi, GSU Distinguished University Professor, Professor of Art and founder of the Drifters Project. “The Gyre is the scientific term for the ocean currents that propel plastic pollution around the world,” states Ms. Longobardi. “This is a unique conference that brings together top scientists, artists, activists and industry leaders as partners in exposing the environmental and public health issues and collaboratively working to offer solutions.”

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Tweet me: Join John Lanier at this conference. @SustainableGSU @GeorgiaStateU @LauraSeydel @TrulyLivingWell @1moregeneration

Contact Info:

Valerie Bennett
Ray C. Anderson Foundation
+1 (678) 404-9225

KEYWORDS: Environment and Climate Change, Business & Trade, plastic pollution, gyre, Georgia State University, centers for disease control, Environmental Art, environmental justice, social justice, water pollution, ocean pollution, environmental policy, Plastic Pollution Coalition, welch foundation, david j. sencer museum, GYRE: The Plastic Ocean, Atlanta Science Festival, Ray C. Anderson Foundation

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