GreenLaw to participate in Plastic Gyre Symposium

Artists, Scientists, Businesses, Policy-Makers, and Activists come together to Explore Plastic Pollution as a Global Issue

Georgia State University, Center for Disease Control, and the Plastic Pollution Coalition announce  the 2015 Welch Symposium: Plastic GYRE: Artists, Scientists and Activists Respond

Atlanta, GA, February 24, 2015 – In an effort to raise awareness and discourse on the global crisis of plastic pollution, the Welch Foundation at Georgia State University (GSU), David J Sencer Museum of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Plastic Pollution Coalition (PPC) jointly host the 2015 Welch Symposium, The Plastic GYRE: Artists, Scientists and Activists Respond on March 26-­‐27.

As part of the Atlanta Science Festival, the two-­‐day symposium will feature a wide array of experts discussing the most current research, creative response, activism mobilization and industry best practices in a quest to address runaway global plastic pollution. In conjunction with the conference, several events are planned including a partnership with a major international art exhibition, Gyre: The Plastic Ocean at The David J. Sencer CDC Museum, film screenings, pop-­‐up exhibition, press junket and a cocktail reception at the CDC Museum (see below for details).

The Plastic GYRE: Artists, Scientists and Activists Respond symposium is conceived by Pam Longobardi, GSU Distinguished University Professor, Professor of Art and founder of the Drifters Project. “The Gyre is the scientific term for the ocean currents that propel plastic pollution around the world,” states Ms. Longobardi. “This is a unique conference that brings together top scientists, artists, activists and industry leaders as partners in exposing the environmental and public health issues and collaboratively working to offer solutions.”

Plastic GYRE symposium events are FREE and open to the public, but seating is limited and you “must” register for each day:

Thursday, March 26, Georgia State University Student Center Ballrooms. Please register here. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/plastic-gyre-artists-scientists-and-activists-respond-tickets-15593321043

Friday March 27, David J. Sencer CDC Museum. Please register here.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/plastic-gyre-artists-scientists-and-activists-respond-tickets-15593344112

For symposium updates and information please visit:  http://artdesign.gsu.edu/plastic-gyre-artists-scientists-activists-respond/