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‘The Story of Plastic’ free screening: Local panel answers questions

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Two local environmental organizations, Earth Day Every Day of Harrisonburg and Climate Action Alliance of the Valley, present an exclusive screening of the recently-released film, “The Story of Plastic,” that is viewable any time, day and night, from June 1 at 7 p.m. to June 8 at 7 p.m.

The community is invited to register now through 4 p.m. June 7. Once registered, you will receive a link by email to watch a free viewing.

A live “Talk Back” about the film and local plastic issues will take place immediately following the viewing period.

The “Talk Back” is on June 8 at 7 p.m.

The panel

  • Dr. Bob Bersson – moderator
  • Dr. Les Grady
  • Virginia Healy
  • Art Fovargue
  • Elly Swecker

In the “Talk Back,” a panel will answer prepared questions and viewer questions, previously submitted by local viewers. Anyone may request the zoom link for the free Talk Back at and be given the link to watch the panel tackle challenging questions.

June 8 is also the first birthday for EDED, the co-host. This active volunteer organization, founded and chaired by Elly Swecker, focuses on the community working together to reduce waste, especially the use of single use plastic.

Event dates

  • June 1 “The Story of Plastic” viewing period starts at 7 p.m. Watch any day, any time of day, before the period ends: June 8 at 7 p.m.  Registration ends at 4 p.m. on June 7.
  • June 7 Last day to register to view “The Story of Plastic” for free. Last day to email for a link to watch the live virtual Talk Back on June 8.
  • June 8 7 p.m. “Talk Back.” See four local panelists answer questions raised by “The Story of Plastic.”


  • Length 45 minutes.
  • To Register: You can find “The Story of Plastic” Free Screening and Community Talk Back” on or the facebook pages of the co-hosts: Facebook: Facebook:

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