Hosted by Sustainable Wyandanch Interns and Earth Rangers
Saturday 29 July
Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School
792 Mount Ave, Wyandanch NY 11798
Take a deep dive into plastics and its problems. Build on the plastic laws here in NY and Suffolk County. Seek ways to take it a step further in our own communities. Stay to enjoy our Plastic Free July party.
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About this Summit Location
Wyandanch is a small, culturally diverse community in western Suffolk County,
Long Island. It’s centrally located for those from other parts of Long Island. The
school is close to Wyandanch Park, which is heavily impacted by litter/plastic but
also easy walking distance of some town and county woodland. The vegetation
is of a wet woodland. Our schools all have water refill stations with filtered water.
Suffolk County has already banned plastic straws and Styrofoam in addition to
New York State’s plastic bag ban.
About the WIND Summit
WIND represents circularity and the potential to transform our global economy from one of extraction and waste of natural resources (linear), to one of continuous reuse and recycling (circular). Plastics, mostly derived from petroleum products, is one product that is causing problems in our environment and is contributing to climate change. This WIND Summit is convening Planeteers in communities around the world to develop campaigns to turn the tide on plastic.
About Planeteer Alliance
Planeteer Alliance is a program of the Captain Planet Foundation, a US-based NGO with the mission of engaging and empowering young people to be problem solvers for the planet.