Earth Day Keynote Lecture "The Perils of Plastics" in LAB McCue Auditorium
April 22, 2019 7:00 pm–8:30 pm
Heinz Award-winning scientist Sherri Mason will speak about Earth Day, the Great Lakes, and the dangers of plastic pollution in this critical natural environment.
Plastics pervade the world and help make our modern lifestyle possible. They are also polluting the world, choking inland waterways and oceans, and appearing in the most remote locations on Earth.
In this American Democracy Project-sponsored keynote in Liberal Arts Building, McCue Auditorium (room 104), Dr. Sherri Mason will identify stresses on one of the world's most important fresh water environments and natural resources — the Great Lakes — and discuss the growing problem of plastic pollution in those lakes. Dr. Mason's research on "microplastics" in the lakes helped lead to a U.S. law banning the use of microplastic beads in body care products.
posted by jspiller [2019-04-19]
- Earth Day Keynote "The Perils of Plastic" followed by opening in Drake Library of exhibit "Forever Plastics"
Professor James Spiller
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