Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and the Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board (MSWAB) cordially invite you to the NYC premiere screening of “It’s Everybody’s Ocean” on May 14 from 5:30-8:00pm, followed by a short film – “The 5 Gyres North Atlantic Gyre Expedition”.
100% of the proceeds from the event will go towards the MSWAB’s annual Composting Grants program, awarded to small community composters around NYC, as well as other worthwhile initiatives of the SWAB.
Jennie Romer – Clean Seas Coalition (who played a key role in the successful bag fee legislation in San Francisco and other municipalities along the West Coast)
Atsuko Quirk – Filmmaker, “It’s Everybody’s Ocean”
Dave Conover – Education Director, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
“It’s Everybody’s Ocean” synopsis:
This documentary tells the story of how marine debris is affecting the people of Ikema, a tiny and beautiful island of the Miyako Islands. Known for its stunning coral reefs, the island’s once pristine beaches now play host to tons of plastic marine debris, originating from all over Asia, polluting their beaches and threatening the lives of marine species. This is the story of a small island’s struggle with plastic pollution.
Wine, soda and light bites will be served. All materials from the event will be collected for recycling and food scraps will be composted.
114 West 47th Street
1st Floor Auditorium
5:30pm Registration & refreshments
$35 General admission
ID will be required at the door. We can only accept cash or checks from walk-ins.
To purchase tickets for the event, please visit the link below: