Here's your chance to watch The Story of Plastic, a riveting new documentary, at a digital party and panel discussion as Berkeley's Ecology Center and Zero Waste Youth USA host a virtual screening of this searing expose. The hour-and-a-half-long documentary uncovers the ugly truth behind plastic pollution and the false solution of plastic recycling. The panel discussion features executive producer Stiv Wilson, Yvette Arellano of Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services, Jackie Nunez of Plastic Pollution Coalition, and Martin Bourque of Berkeley’s Ecology Center, moderated by Shilpi Chhotray of Break Free From Plastic. City of Berkeley Vice Mayor Sophie Hahn offers opening remarks.

Free, but registration is required. Info: here

Saturday, April 25: Watch Party 6–7:30pm, 10-minute pause 7:30–7:40pm, Panel Discussion 7:40–8:40pm

 

Photo: Carole Topalian

 

And about that pizza dinner...

It's easy to stay true to the plastic-free cause when you can get your dinner delivered hot in a cardboard box! Ask your favorite local pizzeria if they also pack their sides in cardboard. If not, you could make your own salad at home with this recipe from Allison Arevelo of Pasta Friday.

Homage in Martinez sells both baked pizzas and pizza kits. An advantage if you live in their delivery area—most of Walnut Creek, Concord, Lafayette, Benicia, Vallejo, Danville, and Alamo—is that they can sell you a box full of fresh produce that you can use for that salad and meals through the rest of your Earth Day week.

Wash down your pizza with a pils, IPA, or lager in a can from Richmond’s East Brother Beer Co. They ship and also have curbside pickup. Our local craft breweries need your support.