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Local environmental groups invite all to movie screening, discussion Monday, Nov. 9

Community members have an opportunity to engage with local environmental leaders during a special virtual event Monday evening, Nov. 9.

A handful of local groups are hosting a moving screening of “The Story of Plastic” with an ensuing discussion on the documentary.

Registration is required but free at this link. Registrants will receive a link to the virtual event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. and ends around 8:30 p.m.

The event is co-hosted by the League of Women Voters of Winnetka-Northfield-Kenilworth, the Winnetka Congregational Church Green Team, the Kenilworth Union Church Green Team, and three local Go Green groups — Go Green Winnetka, Go Green Northfield and Go Green Kenilworth

According to a release from the groups, “‘The Story of Plastic’ takes a sweeping look at the humanmade crisis of plastic pollution and the worldwide effect it has on the health of our planet and its inhabitants. Spanning three continents, the film illustrates the ongoing catastrophe – fields full of garbage, veritable mountains of trash, rivers and seas clogged with waste, and skies choked with the poisonous emissions from plastic production and processing. The film is presented by The Story of Stuff Project, a nonprofit dedicated to changing the way that we make, use, and throw away Stuff so that it is more sustainable, healthy, and fair. To learn more, visit”

Once participants are in the Zoom, everyone will watch the video on their own computers and then return to the Zoom channel around 8:15 p.m. for a post-screening conversation.

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