Talking Trash for Clean Oceans – Marine Debris Projects
April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
This program is part of the 2021 “Underwater in Salem Sound” Lecture Series Cosponsored by Abbot Library and Salem Sound Coastwatch.
Access the Zoom event at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, March 31st by visiting https://tinyurl.com/Talking-Trash-SSCW or by dialing +1-929-205-6099 from the New York Time Zone (if you’re in a different time zone, find out what number to call at https://zoom.us/u/acjnB2vf8W) and entering the following information:
Meeting ID: 892 6482 5049
With the goal of reducing single use plastic waste, a team of Salem and Lynn high school students have been hard at work since November, exploring and evaluating how marine debris affects their communities. With funding from an NOAA Marine Debris Prevention Grant, the students are turning their research and findings into actionable community service projects that include:
- working with local restauranteurs to re-evaluate material use and waste within the food industry
- building (Lynn) and improving (Salem) organized cigarette collection efforts
- designing an anti-single use plastic marketing campaign to be displayed on MBTA properties this summer
The students will join us and provide an update on their projects’ progress and discuss the success and challenges they are facing along the way.
Check out their Don’t Rush Marine Debris Solutions video featuring the Talking Trash Teens and the Girls Inc. of Lynn BeachSisters as they tackle the issue of marine debris in style!
The “Underwater in Salem Sound” Lecture Series is jointly sponsored by Salem Sound Coastwatch and the Abbot Public Library in Marblehead, MA. All the lectures are free and open to the public.