Join us at the Darien Library on Wednesday, October 10, at 7 p.m. for a film screening of Bag It.
Americans use 60,000 plastic bags every five minutes that we mindlessly throw away. But where is "away?" Where do the bags and other plastics end up, and at what cost to our environment, marine life, and human health?
Bag It follows "everyman" Jeb Berrier as he navigates our plastic world. Jeb is not a radical environmentalist, but an average American who decides to take a closer look at our cultural love affair with plastics. Jeb's journey in this documentary film starts with simple questions: Are plastic bags really necessary? What are plastic bags made from? What happens to plastic bags after they are discarded? Jeb looks beyond plastic bags and discovers that virtually everything in modern society -- from baby bottles, to sports equipment, to dental sealants, to personal care products -- is made with plastic or contains potentially harmful chemical additives used in the plastic-making process. When Jeb's journey takes a personal twist, we see how our crazy-for-plastic world has finally caught up with us and what we can do about it. Today. Right now.
The film is co-sponsored by BYO Darien and The Darien Library and Darien Land Trust.
October 17th - Bear Trek
An epic journey to find the most endangered bears and learn how to protect them.
October 24th - Wasted: The Story of Food Waste
Anthony Bourdain film about the 1.3 billion tons of food thrown away each year and possible solutions.
Please put these Wednesday evening films on your calendar.