Improving the health of our blue space starts with the green space we live in every day. Twenty eight years after the environment movement began that created Earth Day, scientists discovered most of the oxygen in the atmosphere is produced by marine plants as a byproduct of photosynthesis.
Quietly and explosively during the last century, single‐use plastic and convenience entered our lives at an alarming rate, and today plastic of all sizes and have been found in the most remote and deepest parts of our ocean and are wreaking havoc on marine life and soon to impact our well‐being with unknown consequences.
The environment efforts of today are keenly aware that to restore and protect ocean health requires action on land to protect our seas. Clean Ocean Access, a non‐profit organization located on Aquidneck Island has a principle belief that taking good care of each other, and building community, is the best approach to promote stewardship of the environment.
Dave McLaughlin, Executive Director of Clean Ocean Access, will present how the efforts to eliminate single use plastic bags are fostering environmentally responsible behaviors and building a wave of momentum to shift towards reusing, repurposing, recycling, rotting and refusing single‐use materials.
Join us on Tuesday, June 12th at 7 PM – this event is free, open to the public, free parking and handicap accessible.
Wickford Art Association
36 Beach Street
North Kingstown, RI