I am delighted to pass along a message from my friends at Bag It, a movie about the ubiquitous plastic bag. What Supersize Me did for McDonalds, and The Age of Stupid did for CO2, Bag It does for plastic bags. They have organised a “Month of Sundays” to highlight this issue at a time of year when we are doing more than our usual amount of shopping – so this festive season, please remember to JUST SAY NO! to the bag!

Jack Johnson - catch him today!

From Michelle Hill, producer of Bag It:

“I am writing to let you know about an exciting new way to share Bag It with friends, family and colleagues coming up in just a few weeks.  It is kind of like a digital “sneak peak” of the film – 5 screenings, each hosted by some VIPs in the world of plastic pollution who will do a live skype-type Q&A after each screening.  Our hosts are  singer/songwriter Jack Johnson and his wife Kim, actor, Ed Begley, Jr. hosts with Dianna Cohen of the Plastic Pollution Coalition, Rebecca Sutton from the EWG, Jim Moriarity, Founder and CEO of Surfrider Foundation and Anna Cummins & Marcus Erickson from 5 GYRES.  Come April 2012, the film will also be coming available everywhere in the digital world with the help of New Video Company.

“Gripping, funny, intelligent and sure to change your life.”

-Louie Psihoyos, Director of The Cove

“That was one of the most confronting, thought-provoking and enjoyable movies my partner and I have seen for a long time.  It has definitely changed my priorities and perspective on life.”

-Patron, Melbourne Environmental Film Festival

Constellation TV, The Fledgling Fund & Docudrama are pleased to announce 4 special screenings of the documentary, Bag It.  Beginning November 20th for 4 weeks, a special Sunday series of event screenings will take place on Constellation, a new online movie theater platform.

“The Fledgling Fund is proud to work at the intersection of independent documentary film and social change.  Bag It is a great example of a film that cannot only entertain an audience, but also changes hearts and minds.  We are honored to support this film and this special screening series on Constellation.”

-Emily Verellen, Director of Programs and Communications, Fledgling Fund.

Tickets are $4.99 at www.constellation.tv/bagit

On November 20th at 8:30 PM EST, Ed Begley Jr., actor and founding member of the Plastic Pollution Coalition, along with Dianna Cohen, Creative Director and co-founder of the Plastic Pollution Coalition will host a live Q&A about Bag It. Plastic Pollution Coalition is a global alliance of individuals, organizations and businesses working together to stop plastic pollution and its toxic impacts on humans, animals and the environment. Ticket proceeds will support The Plastic Pollution Coalition. (Roz’s note: sorry I didn’t let you know about this one in time!)

On November 27th at 8:30 PM EST, world-renowned musician and co-founders of the Kōkua Hawaii Foundation Jack Johnson along with his wife Kim Johnson will host a live Q&A about Bag It. Jack & Kim Johnson, founded the Kokua Hawaii Foundation in 2003 to support environmental education in their home state of Hawaii.  Spreading awareness about going plastic free has been a core message of the Johnson’s music tours and philanthropic work. Ticket proceeds will support Kōkua Hawai’i Foundation.

Roz with Marcus Eriksen of 5Gyres (Hawaii, 2008)

On December 4th at 8 PM EST, the Surfrider Foundation Founder & CEO, Jim Moriarty will host a live Q&A of Bag It. Surfrider’s mission is the protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. Ticket proceeds will support The Surfrider Foundation.

On December 11th at 8:30 PM EST Rebecca Sutton of the Environmental Working Group will host a live Q&A about Bag it and how they are utilizing the powerful information in the film to protect public health and the environment. Ticket proceeds will support The Environmental Working Group.

On December 18th at 8:30 PM EST Anna Cummins & Marcus Erickson of 5 Gyres will host a live Q&A. 5 Gyres is a non-profit organization dedicated to stopping the flow of plastic to our oceans through research, education, and actionable solutions.  Ticket proceeds will support 5 Gyres.

These five events are being hosted by Constellation TV – a new online movie theater platform, The Fledgling Fund & Docudrama  and will begin on Sunday November 20th for 5 weeks.  Tickets are $4.99 at  www.constellation.tv/bagit and a portion of each sale will go back to the VIP hosting organizations.

Other Stuff:

If you are one of those super-organized people that is already getting ready for Christmas, you might be interested to see these Christmas cards from Seaweed Art. 10% of the proceeds will go to O’Neill Sea Odyssey (OSO), because of their great work educating school aged children about our oceans, marine habitats and our urgent need to protect them.

And finally, back to me! 🙂 Here is a trailer for a forthcoming film called “Plastic Shores”. You might just recognise one of the talking heads….!

9 Comments

  • Roz, thanks for sharing. I agree with Jean Michel Cousteau:
    “The whole idea is to take care of our life support system at the source of the problems, not waiting until there is a problem and saying, ‘What are we gonna do?'” – http://bit.ly/PlastShore

  • Thank you Roz for being a powerful anti disposable plastic warrior and spreading the word. REFUSE single use plastic daily. This is doable. Plastic Free Peace and Holidays to all.

  • Roz,
         It never ends!  Your drive, dedication, and spirit transcend time and continue to inspire so many.  A belated congrats on your most recent rowing success.  I followed you via FB and your site throughout the trip and was oftentimes wowed by your optimistic posts from the water. You are a true inspiration, keep doing what you’re doing, it’s simply contagious!

  • If you missed this Sunday’s event, please note that there are 3 more to come!  This coming Sunday will be hosted by Surf Rider Founder and CEO, Jim Moriatiy.  At 8pm EST!

  • Where will Jack Johnson and Bag It! be. Is there a location close to santa barbara, ca? Roz do you have an e-mail? you are my hero.

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