Peace Out, Plastics!

June – July

GATHERING

This event is the third Wave of the Better World Series — an ongoing project that builds community, profiles changemakers, and inspires action for the purpose of building a better world. This Wave’s theme is Peace Out, Plastics!

  • Alison Teal
    Alison Teal Adventure Traveler & Filmmaker

    A life long adventurer and surfer, Alison travels the world filming environmental and cultural phenomena, sharing it through her blog, photo, and film series Alison’s Adventures. With a mission to educate through entertainment, her series inspires millions across the globe to travel by sharing the heart, soul, and spectacular beauty of each country she visits. Plastic reduction efforts have become one of Alison’s personal missions.

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  • Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff
    Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff Executive Director at 5 Gyres

    Rachel is the Executive Director of The 5 Gyres Institute, which empowers action against the global health crisis of plastic pollution through science, art, education, and adventure. She has appeared on TODAY & CNN, is the former CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World, and co-founded the sustainable beauty and fashion site EcoStiletto.

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Thursday, June 29 • 6-9PM

Impact Hub Santa Barbara
1117 State Street

Tickets are $15

For this exciting Wave, we’ll be joined by eco-adventurer, film-maker and well known anti-plastics advocate, Alison Teal. Alison has been called the female Indiana Jones for her adventurous ocean-based lifestyle. Alison will be joined by Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff, Executive Director of international nonprofit 5 Gyres, in an intimate 1-on-1 discussion highlighting Alison’s worldwide travels and her ongoing efforts to reduce plastic waste and educate the public about the harm inflicted by oceanic plastic pollution. Alison will use film and photos to emphasize her presentation and inspire conversation.

Theres more! The event will showcase the work of a number of business and nonprofits working on plastics reduction through innovation and education.

Business highlights: We’re excited to include Avasol, Bees WrapBrush with Bamboo, BureoLife Without Plastic, Nomadix, and Simply Straws as our awesome business partners for this event.

Nonprofit partners: Joining us will be Better World Series sponsor, Explore Ecology, alongside, 5 Gyres, the Community Environmental Council, Santa Barbara Channelkeeper, and Save the Mermaids.

Come check out the latest and the greatest in plastic-free and upcycled lifestyle products and services.

Don’t miss out on this enlightening and fun conversation. Ticket entry gets you 100 new friends, live music by Erisy Watt, yummy appetizers by our friends at Duo Catering and Events, 1 complimentary beverage by Rincon Brewery (extra drinks $5), and dozens of ‘good citizen’ points. See ya there!

ACTIVATION

We’ll have two activations for our ‘Peace Out, Plastics’ Wave.
Activation 1

Activation 1 will be a beach clean-up on Saturday morning from 10:30am-12pm at Arroyo Burro Beach in Santa Barbara. Alison Teal will team up with LoaTreeExplore Ecology and Save the Mermaids at the Watershed Resource Center, providing a brief introduction and welcome before hitting the beach for some good, clean fun! Come one, come all – and bring the kids! This event is FREE.

Activation 2

Activation 2 will take place on Saturday afternoon (12pm), also at the Watershed Resource Center at Arroyo Burro Beach. At this event, participants will be joined by Ventura-based ‘The Refill Shoppe’ as they create their own unique, up-cycled products while enjoying mimosas, non-alcoholic beverages, and local appetizers. ‘What’s on tap,’ you ask? Participants will make their own toothpaste, laundry detergent, storage-ware and other household necessities out of local and non-toxic ingredients, taking them home in re-used and re-usable jars and containers.

Activation 2 is extremely limited.

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