It you still haven’t seen the award-winning film Bag It, what are you waiting for? To celebrate Earth Day, I’ll be participating in several screenings with Q&A. And I also want to give you an opportunity to win a free copy of the DVD, so you can show it to all your friends!
Bag It is the award-winning documentary about all things plastic (not just bags!) that combines serious information with lots of humor to wake people up to the growing problem of plastic pollution and plastic toxicity. Jeb Berrier, whom I like to refer to as “Michael Moore Lite” (except if you don’t like Michael Moore, forget I said that because Jeb is funnier and less aggressive), takes viewers on a wild quest to get to the truth about plastic. He interviews scientists, activists, and experts, and at one point even pays a visit to my bathroom.
Bag It is the film to show friends and family members who have been resistant to the idea of reducing their plastic consumption. It’s easy to watch (I’ve seen it about a dozen times and don’t get tired of it) but it hits home just how important it is that we stop using so much plastic now! Here are a few ways you and your friends can see it in the next couple of months.
This Sunday: Watch Bag It Online, followed by live Q&A with Beth Terry
Green America will be sponsoring a an online screening of Bag It on Earth Day, April 22, at 5pm PDT, followed by a live Q&A. I’ll be on hand with Green America’s Tracy Rysavy to answer questions about plastic and plastic-free living. Sign up to watch and participate at constellation.tv/bagit. And even if you can’t make it, please share the link via Twitter and Facebook to let others know. Here’s Green America’s blog about the event. We only have a few days to get the word out!
Tuesday, May 22: Free screening, followed by Q&A and Plastic-Free book signing in San Jose, CA
Our City Forest will host a screening at San Jose State University, followed by live Q&A. Assuming my Plastic-Free books arrive in time, I’ll also be signing books and donating a portion of the proceeds of any books sold to Our City Forest. Please come and pass on the event info to anyone you know in the San Jose area.
Location: San Jose State University, Martin Luther King Library, 150 East San Fernando Street San Jose, CA 95112
Date: May 22, 2012
Time: 6pm to 8:30pm
For questions or to offer to help getting the word out, please contact Leslie O’Malley, 408-998-7337 x108 orgreenandhealthy@ourcityforest.
Purchase a copy of the Bag It DVD to watch over and over again.
Bag It is now available on DVD. While I don’t usually advocate purchasing DVDs when movies can be streamed or rented, in this case I feel like it’s a great educational tool to have on hand to share with others. Visit New Video to purchase your copy. When you buy via this link, MyPlasticFreeLife.com will receive a portion of the proceeds to support the work. What’s more, it will be shipped in plastic-free packaging.
Purchase a digital copy of Bag It through iTunes
Skip the plastic DVD and download a copy onto your hard drive via iTunes.
Win a copy of Bag It
Right now, you can win your very own copy of the film by doing one or all of the following things. You will receive on entry in the give-away for each thing you do. Here are the rules: 1) Leave a comment below with one burning question you have about plastic, alternatives to plastic, or what additional information you would like to see on this site. I need your feedback to make MyPlasticFreeLife.com as useful as possible.
2) Do one or more of the following things, and let us know what you did in your comment. (Please combine all into one comment.) “Like” Bag It‘s Facebook page. Share Bag It‘s Facebook page on your wall. Follow @BagItMovie on Twitter. Copy and send the following Tweet: Win a free copy of @BagItMovie courtesy of @PlasticfreeBeth and @NewVideoDigital THIS LINK. To enter, simply RT. “Like” MyPlasticFreeLife Facebook page. Share MyPlasticFreeLife’s Facebook page on your wall. Follow @PlasticfreeBeth on Twitter. I will choose one or more winners by April 30.