Thursday, Feb. 8th
Doors at 6:30 PM.
$3 suggested donation.
Free for OC, Surfrider, and Baykeeper members & children 10 and under.
@415PLUMBER’S #OB_PLASTIC OBSESSION
“Aaron’s improbable odyssey began simply enough, walking his dog at the beach. As he used his palm to smooth over some sand to make a place to sit down and take a rest, he grazed over a buried hypodermic needle. He picked it up, relieved to not have been cut and looked around him – plastic garbage strewn all over. Were there more? His place of peace and reflection suddenly felt dangerous. He went home, picked up a rake and headed back to clean up: straws, cheese spreaders, tire caps, toothbrushes, bottle caps, army men, bubble blowers, shotgun shells. This was the moment that touched off his tireless, solo campaign. This humble, accidental activist is a man who cares deeply about the coastline, neatly sorting his finds into orderly buckets, baskets and drawers. Sometimes he’ll take select pieces from his collection to create assemblages for friends and post to Instagram. Rather than falling into a trap of despair over the constant flow of new waste washing up, Aaron draws on irony, optimism, creativity and a penchant for finding small treasures (he’s particularly fond of the Army Men) to transform a desperate environmental issue into his own personal story of triumph over the day-to-day heaviness of life. Through this process, one of the more wondrous facets of humanity emerges – the ability to transform a desperate environmental problem into a narrative through action, art, and dedication to a cause.” ~ IMDB.
Stories of the Spill
This documentary tells the story of the 1969 Santa Barbara, California Oil Spill, the biggest environmental catastrophe at the time it occurred and how the citizens of the California Coast came together to pass Proposition 20, The California Coastal Protection Act.