Free film screening: "Bag It" by award-winning filmmaker Beraza

Sponsored by the Surfrider Foundation and Environmental Law Society

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Cynthia D. Quinn, (808) 956-6545
Director of Communications & External Relations, William S Richardson School of Law
Posted: Mar 4, 2011

The Surfrider Foundation and UH Mānoa's Environmental Law Society (ELS) will host a free screening of Susan Beraza’s award-winning film Bag It at the William S. Richardson School of Law classroom 1 on Thursday, March 10, from 5-7 p.m.
Refreshments will be provided before the screening from 5-5:30 p.m., and a Q&A with representatives from the Surfrider  Foundation and William S. Richardson School of Law regarding single-use plastic bag bills will follow. This event is free and open to the public and will be standing room only once seats are full.
Attendees may park in the UH Mānoa parking structure, lot 20, located adjacent to the Law School and accessible from Lower Campus Road.
A growing list of cities, states, and countries have enacted legislation limiting the amount of plastic consumed in their respective regions. In January 2011, Maui and Kauaʻi implemented a ban on single-use plastic bags, and a handful of related bills are currently moving through the Hawai‘i State Legislature.
Citing environmental, economic and human health concerns, the Surfrider Club at UH Mānoa is working with other groups like ELS to reduce the amount of single-use plastic bags and bottles on campus. As Earth Month approaches, they hope to join universities across the country that are going plastic-free.
“We are excited about showing Bag It at the University of Hawai‘i because it’s such a timely, important, and entertaining film,” says Stuart Coleman, Hawai‘i coordinator of the Surfrider Foundation. “The documentary taps into the worldwide movement to reduce plastic pollution and the local groundswell to ban or impose a fee on all single-use plastic and paper bags in Hawai‘i.”
To learn more about the single-use plastic bag bills and other legislation, please visit Sierra Club’s Capitol Watch website, which tracks bills affecting the environment:  
To learn more about Surfrider’s Rise Above Plastics (RAP) campaign, which seeks to educate people about the prevalence of plastic marine debris, visitʻahu.
About Bag It
Bag It follows “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he navigates our plastic world. In this touching and often flat-out-funny film, Jeb is an average American guy who is admittedly not a “tree hugger,” but he makes a personal pledge to stop using plastic bags. This simple action gets Jeb thinking about all kinds of plastic as he embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world.