The blog formerly known as   Fake Plastic Fish
September 12, 2013

Upcoming Events in Hawaii, Nevada, Texas…

I’ve got a plethora (I love that word) of events on my schedule through the middle of next month to tell you about and invite you to attend! Check the Google calendar on my sidebar for updates.  And even if you can’t make it to an event, if you’re located in one of these places and want to get together, be sure and let me know.

Island of Kaua’i, Hawaii

Trip Dates: September 13 – 20, 2013

The primary reason for this trip is vacation with Michael, but I managed to squeeze in a plastic-related appearance, courtesy of Pat at Zero Waste Kauai and The Sustainable Living Institute of Kauai.




What: Screening of the film Plastic Planet followed by Q&A and book signing with Beth Terry
When: Wednesday, Sep 18, 6pm
Where: KCC Campus, Tech Room 114, 3-1901 Kaumuali´i Highway, Lihue, HI 96766
Contact: Pat Gegen,, 808-635-2081
Click here for Event Flyer with complete information.

Island of O’ahu, Hawaii

Trip Dates: September 20-22

I’ll be on O’ahu for Coastal Cleanup weekend events sponsored by the Kokua Hawaii Foundation


What: Beth Terry Plastic-Free presentation and book signing with local student presentations, community partner booths, and light refreshments. BWOBeverage container!
When: Friday, Sep 20, 4:15 – 6:15pm
Where: University Lab School, 1776 University Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Click here for Event Web Page.
Click here for Facebook Event Page with even more details.


What: International Coastal Cleanup beach cleanups with Post-Cleanup After Party at Ma’ili Point Beach Park with music and more!  I’ll be visiting several of the cleanups, and I will have a booth and be able to chat with people at Ma’ili Point Beach Park.
When: Saturday, Sep 21, 9am to 11:30am with after party from 12pm to 3pm (See links for exact times at different locations)
Where: Several different beaches on the Island of O’ahu: James Campbell/Kahuku, Ka’ena Point, Mokule`ia route, Kailua and Lanikai, and Ma’ili Point Beach Park (See details in links below.)
Click here for Coastal Cleanup complete events listing web page.
Click here for Facebook Event Page for all events.
Click here for Facebook Event Page for Ma’ili Point Beach Park event.


What: To be announced! I’m doing something on Sunday but not sure what yet. I’ll post the event on my Google calendar when I find out.
When: Sunday, Sep 22
Where: To be determined

Incline Village, Nevada

Trip Dates: September 27 – 30, 2013

Once I get home from Hawaii, I have just a few days before I head out again… this time to Incline Village, Nevada, home of Annie Clark and the Plastic Footprint Project.


Annie has arranged for me to give a talk at the Incline Village Public Library and to speak to the kids at Incline Village High School.


What: Beth Terry, Plastic-Free Author Talk
When:  Friday, Sep 27,  7 pm, PST
Where:  Incline Village Library, 845 Alder Avenue, Incline Village, NV 89451
Click here for the Library Events Page.

Austin, Texas

Trip Dates: October 6 – 9, 2013

I was honored to be invited to sit on a panel at the SXSW Eco Conference in Austin this year!  And since the store in.gredients–which I wrote about in my book because they are a grocery store that eschews food packaging–happens to be in Austin, I arranged to do a presentation there as well.  I can’t wait to have a tour of the store and take pictures to share on this blog!  And I’m really grateful that LifeFactory offered to help sponsor me.



What: SXSW Eco Panel Discussion: The Elegant Connection: Reaching Consumers through Health for the Environment, along with Pam Marcus from LifeFactory, Becky Chambers from Whole Foods, Pedro Vieira from GoodGuide, and Emily Chan from GreenOrder.  I hope to tell it like it is on this panel… or at least as I see it.
When: Monday, Oct 7 12:00PM – 1:00PM CST
Where: Austin Convention Center MR 9C, 500 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX
Click here for Event Page.

What: Book signing following the panel discussion
When: Monday, Oct 7, 1:15PM – 1:45PM CST
Where: Austin Convention Center 3rd Floor Palazzo Foyer, 500 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX
Click here for Event Page.




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What: Plastic-Free Living presentation, sponsored by in.gredients (grocery store without packaging) and LifeFactory (glass drinking bottles).
When: Tuesday, Oct 8 6:30pm CST
Where: In.gredients, 2610 Manor Road, Austin, Texas 78722
Click here for Facebook Event Page.

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My Plastic-free Life
2 years 9 months ago

Misty Rawls I would love to come. Can you find an organization to sponsor my travel?

Plastic Free July
2 years 9 months ago

we would be there if it was a bit closer!

2 years 9 months ago

Whoa girl! You are busy! :) Be sure not to over extend yourself and be careful about working too much while on vacation! :) We expect to hear some posts on olive oil! You know what I mean! ;) I’ve been reading your blog for a loooooong time! Have a great trip!

Misty Rawls
2 years 9 months ago

When you coming to South Carolina???

Amy Beckerman Zarndt
2 years 9 months ago

Have fun. .. Kauai is awesome!!

2 years 9 months ago

Loved the link to in.gredients!!  And I’m happy that LifeFactory is a sponsor.  I have their red spout-lidded bottle filled with water right here on my desk!!