Free Earth Day Film Screening with Seattle Connections

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On Earth Day, Wed., April 22, the Brown Paper Tickets Doer Corps will host a free public screening of the movie “Bag It: Is Your Life Too Plastic?,” followed by a community discussion with Heather Trim of Zero Waste Seattle, who appears in the movie discussing her group's role in passing the Seattle’s plastic bag ban and paper bag fee.

The film's Seattle connections include: • Richard Conlin, former President of Seattle City Council • Ellie Rose, Foam Free Seattle • Heather Trim of Zero Waste Seattle fought the American Chemistry Council lobby against Seattle's plastic ban.

A free Earth Day screening of a documentary film that includes several Seattle connections, "Bag It: Is Your Life Too Plastic?," and presentation and about how anyone can make small changes that save money help save the planet will be held at the Brown Paper Tickets Community Resource Room, Wed., April 22. The event will begin with a brown bag discussion led by a leader in re-use of household and construction materials, Mary Anne Carter of Second Use Building Materials, and Brown Paper Tickets' "Doer" supporting makers and artists, including those in the re-making community, Tamara Clammer. The documentary movie screening will follow at 1 p.m., followed by a Q and A with someone who appears in the movie, Heather Trim of Zero Waste Seattle, led by Brown Paper Tickets' recycling team lead, Erika Harder.

The film's Seattle connections include:

  • Richard Conlin, former President and Seattle City Council member
  • Ellie Rose Founder, Foam Free Seattle
  • Heather Trim of Zero Waste Seattle, the group that fought the American Chemistry Council lobby, that spent more than a million dollars fighting the Seattle bag fee. The Chemistry Council lobby won in the short term, and Zero Waste Seattle won in the long term, bringing a ban on plastic bags.

When? Earth Day, Wed., April 22
noon: brown bag lunch break presentation on easy ways to reduce, reuse, remake and recycle as a part of daily life.
1 p.m: screening of the film "Bag It: Is Your Life Too Plastic?"

Followed immediately by Q and A with Heather Trim of Zero Waste Seattle led by Brown Paper Tickets recycling team lead, Erika Harder.

Where? Brown Paper Tickets Community Resource Room, 309 N 36th St, Seattle, WA 98103

Cost? Free! Space is limited; RSVP is suggested at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1470959

--A presentation of the Brown Paper Tickets Doer Corps, a pro bono squad of professional Doers hired by Brown Paper Tickets to help people and communities to thrive.--

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About the Brown Paper Tickets Doer Corps:

A Doer is a community champion with the skills, experience and passion to enact sustainable, positive change, as an ambassador of Brown Paper Tickets. Like a corporate Peace Corps, the Doer Corps tackles the most pressing needs for communities and for people, with no metrics for sales, no corporate agenda, and with no remuneration to the company for their efforts.

Brown Paper Tickets is a Not-Just-For-Profit event registration and ticketing service, and a place for anyone to discover events that fuel an engine for social good. Like a social corporation, a Not-Just-For-Profit company does not seek to make the highest profit; rather, it seeks to provide consumers with amazing products and services that do more to make the world a better place for all.

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