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March 26, 2012
from PTA President Mindy Berkower
At its meeting on Monday, March 26, at 7:15 p.m. at the Bell Middle School, the Chappaqua PTA will hold a free screening of “Bag It”—a gripping, touching and often funny (and award-winning) documentary about how we use and abuse plastic. Ever wonder where plastic bags and other disposables go when you throw them away? Where exactly is “AWAY?”
Hosted by the endearingly quirky Jeb Barrier, the film focuses on plastic as it relates to our throwaway mentality, our culture of convenience, our over-consumption of unnecessary, disposable products and packaging – things that we use one time and then, without another thought, throw them…AWAY. And, as the filmmakers tell us, there is no “AWAY” when it comes to disposable, non-biodegradable plastic products. “AWAY” is over-flowing landfills, clogged rivers, islands of trash in our oceans, and even our very own toxic bodies.
Featuring interviews with scientists and experts from around the world, “Bag It” is a first-person documentary in the style of Michael Moore, asking how we can incorporate healthy, more environmentally friendly practices into our lives, our cultures, and our communities.
View the three-minute “Bag It” trailer at http://bagitmovie.com/trailer.html.
The Chappaqua PTA’s screening of “Bag It” is free and open to all members of the community. The 65-minute film is appropriate for adults and students in 7th grade and up. Please email any questions to Chappaqua PTA President Mindy Berkower at email@example.com.