Squaw Valley Institute (SVI) would like to thank everyone who attended the Plastic Paradise event on May 13, 2015. It was an inspiring film and illuminating presentation by director Angela Sun. You too can be the change. Join the Tahoe pledge to say no to single use plastics like many of our local students, community members and businesses have done! Watch the featured video to see some of the awesome young supporters spreading the message about what you can do to reduce your footprint! Special thanks to the Sierra Watershed Educational Partnerships (SWEP), TTUSD green teams, Missy Mohler, Ashley Phillips, and the Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema that have supported this great cause to affect change. The event was a huge success, thank you to all who came out to support SVI.
Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Every single piece of plastic that has ever been created since the 19th century is still somewhere on our planet. So if it never goes away, where does it go? Thousands of miles away from civilization, Midway Atoll is in one of the most remote places on earth. And yet its become ground zero for The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, syphoning plastics from three distant continents. In this independent documentary film, journalist/filmmaker Angela Sun travels on a personal journey of discovery to uncover this mysterious phenomenon. Along the way she meets scientists, researchers, influencers, and volunteers who shed light on the effects of our rabid plastic consumption and learns the problem is more insidious than we could have ever imagined.