Add this Event to Calendar 04/07/2022 06:00 PM 04/07/2022 07:00 PM The True Depths of the Plastic Crisis: Thicker Than Water

Plastic is everywhere--it's in our food containers, keyboards, glasses, even our toothbrushes. It's lightweight, versatile, and so cheap that we often forget how much it permeates our lives. But our relationship with plastic is not a healthy one, and our worldwide reliance on it is affecting our planet and our bodies.

Author Erica Cirino has traveled across land and sea to reveal the true depths of the plastic crisis, which she details in her recent book, Thicker Than Water: The Quest for Solutions to the Plastic Crisis (published by Island Press, in October 2021). In Thicker Than Water, Erica documents plastic across ecosystems and elements; shares stories from the primarily Black, brown, Indigenous and rural communities that are disproportionally harmed by industrial pollution globally; and uncovers strategies that work to prevent plastic from causing further devastation to our planet and its inhabitants.

Erica also works as a science writer and artist exploring the intersection of the human and nonhuman worlds. Her widely published photojournalistic works depict the numerous ways people connect to nature—wild creatures in particular—and shape planet Earth. She lives with her rescued street dog, Sabi, on and between two shores, Long Island and Connecticut.

Registration is required to attend this program. Space is limited. Masks must be worn at all times. Please notify the Library if you register and are unable to attend.

Contact: Ery Caswell 860-536-7721
Ames Room