A NEW DEFINITION OF BYOB: “BRING YOUR OWN BAG” (A REUSABLE BAG RATHER THAN A PLASTIC BAG)
From The Pelhams – PLUS
PMHS senior Megan Ploch, head of PMHS Enviro Club, created the poster below emphasizing a new definition of BYOB—Bring Your Own Bag (A Reuseable Bag, Rather Than a Plastic Bag).
The PMHS Enviro Club was among the sponsors of a free screening of “A Plastic Ocean” at The Picture House on Earth Day (April 22). More than 100 people of all ages attended the screening of the documentary which chronicles the effects of plastic in the ocean. The film showed animals mistaking plastic for food and dying as a result or eaten by sea animals that make their way into the food chain—and into humans. From beautiful images of blue whales swimming to devastating stories of oceanfront communities living in washed-up plastic waste to natural ways to clean plastic from waterways, the documentary informed as well as tugged on the audience’s emotions.
EcoPel, in conjunction with Meridian Risk, Joan Solimine Real Estate, and the PMHS Enviro Club, handed out free reusable totes to highlight the simple way that Pelhamites can make a difference by shunning single use plastic bags and replacing them with reusable ones. EcoPel thanks The Picture House, The PMHS Enviro Club, and ConEd for co-sponsoring the screening.