September 4, 2018

Oxnard takes on straws and single-use plastics in upcoming event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 4, 2018
Trish Honigsberg, [email protected], (805) 385-7928
Carolyn Mullin, [email protected], (805) 385-8147

Oxnard takes on straws and single-use plastics in upcoming event

On Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 at 6 p.m., the Oxnard Performing Arts & Convention Center (PACC) and the City of Oxnard will host an inspiring evening of positive change centered around a screening of STRAWS. The event is free and open to the public and includes: refreshments, a special Question and Answer session, student art inspired by the film, community booths, and door prizes. The first 200 attendees will each receive a free reusable stainless steel straw and water bottle.

500 million straws are used and discarded every day in the United States alone. That’s 175 billion a year filtering into landfills and littering our waterways and oceans. The good news is that simple actions can significantly reduce this widespread problem.

Straws and other single-use disposable products will be the focus of a special panel discussion and screening of Linda Booker’s film STRAWS narrated by Oscar winner Tim Robbins. The film leaves audiences with a clear understanding of the problems caused by plastic pollution and empowers individuals to be part of the solution.

The evening concludes with prizes awarded to the top three local students in the themed art exhibition, followed by a special announcement from The PACC spotlighting its commitment to going straw-free, with hopes that other Oxnard businesses and institutions will follow suit.


Thursday, September 13, 2018 | 6 p.m. at the Performing Arts and Convention Center:  800 Hobson Way, Oxnard, CA 93030 
Free and open to the public.

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