September Green Speaker Series with Jay Sinha: Our Plastic World: How you can help the environment and your health by living with less plastic
Please join us for a presentation about plastic - what plastic is, its environmental and health impacts, and how we can take action to live with less of it at systemic, individual, and community levels.
Our speaker, Jay Sinha, is the co-author (with Chantal Plamondon) of the timely bestselling book, Life Without Plastic: The Practical Step-by-Step Guide to Avoiding Plastic to Keep Your Family and the Planet Healthy (Page Street Publications, 2017), which distills their years of experience seeking out plastic alternatives into an easily understandable deep dive into the plastic pollution issue and practical how-to guide for living with less plastic.
15 lucky attendees will walk away with a free copy of Jay's book "Life Without Plastic" courtesy of Wilton Go Green!
Please note: the speaker will give his presentation via Zoom which will be projected on-screen to an in-person audience in the Brubeck Room. The library's Covid protocols will be followed and updated as needed.
Co-sponsored by Wilton Library and Wilton Go Green. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334. No charge for this event.
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Jay is an ecopreneur, scientist, lawyer, policy advisor, writer and speaker who hails proudly from the sunny, windy prairies of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He is the co-founder and co-owner (with business partner Chantal Plamondon) of Life Without Plastic, a globally established online shop and information resource for safe, high quality, ethically-sourced, Earth-friendly alternatives to plastic products for everyday life, including zero waste essentials.
Jay has always been captivated by nature, and his environmental protection instincts really took hold when doing a grade six project on acid rain. Now he sees chilling parallels between yesterday’s acid rain and today’s borderless toxic microplastics. An honors degree in biochemistry from Western University taught him about the microscopic world. He completed civil and common law degrees at McGill University, followed by a dip back into science with a graduate diploma in ecotoxicology from Concordia University—all the better to understand the toxic effects of plastics. He has held various positions in the public, private and civil society sectors.
Jay’s latest book Masala Morning Rituals: Nourishing Your Body, Mind and Soul is available now.