STRAWS Screens at Rogue Brewers on the Bay on March 6 at 6:00 pm.
Newport, OR – STRAWS, directed by Linda Booker, is an award winning documentary that illuminates the problems related with straws and other single use plastic pollution that inundate our waterways and oceans. The film inspires a new path forward. STRAWS will screen at Rogue Brewers on the Bay (2320 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport, OR) on March 6 at 6:00 pm (doors at 5:30 pm) as the first film in the Surf n’ Stewardship Film Series presented by the Newport Chapter of Surfrider Foundation. Wear a tiki shirt for a great beer discount as part of Rogue’s Tiki Tuesday! Admission is free (donations accepted).
“The Newport Chapter recently launched a Ditch the Straw program to encourage businesses and individuals to join the growing movement to quit using single-use plastic straws,” said Stephanie Fields, a volunteer with the Newport Chapter. “I hope to get people thinking about how small habits can add up to huge impact. Removing plastic straws is a tangible, simple change people and businesses can make that truly makes a difference.”
With colorful straw history animation and segments narrated by Oscar winner Tim Robbins, STRAWS (33 minutes) is funny and entertaining. The film leaves audiences with a clear understanding of the problems caused by plastic pollution. It illustrates how individuals, groups, business owners, and leaders around the globe are reducing plastic straw use. STRAWS empowers individuals to be part of the solution.
Following the screening, a panel discussion will be held about the impacts of single-use plastics on local waste management, recycling programs, and the environment, as well as locally-driven solutions to these problems. Panelists include Aimee Thompson, Recycling Coordinator at Thompson’s Sanitary; Lindsey Sprague, Marine Mammalogist at the Oregon Coast Aquarium; and Bri Goodwin, Oregon Field Manager at Surfrider Foundation.
We will also host a free sustainability-themed raffle after the film to help attendees eliminate single-use plastics in their lives!
The next two films in Surfrider’s Surf n’ Stewardship Film Series are Losing Sight of Shore on Tues, March 20 and It Ain’t Pretty on Friday, April 6. All films will be held at Rogue Brewers on the Bay (2320 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport, OR) at 6:00 pm (doors at 5:30 pm).
Thank you to Rogue Brewery for sponsoring the film series.