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Eric Magers MAS 2019

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Presentation for the 2019 Massachusetts Sustainable Communities and Campuses Conference on March 29, 2019 in Cambridge, MA

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Eric Magers MAS 2019

  1. 1. MSCC Conference Seaside Sustainability March 29, 2019
  2. 2. “Passionately creating sustainable oceans & communities by educating through action.” Sustainability. Education. Action.
  3. 3. “Sustainability, Education, Action” (SEA) Education Division ! International Internships ! Green Scholars (PBL) ! Consulting ! National STEM Honors Society Sustainable Oceans Division ! Marine Citizen Science ! Plastics Mitigation ! WasteShark & “Washed Ashore”
  4. 4. Washed Ashore Curriculum ! What? Activators ! So What? Field Trip ! Now What? Action
  5. 5. International Statistics on Plastics ! 448 million tons of plastic produced annually (40% single use) ! Woes of recycling ! Plastics in sea life and seafood ! Accumulates as creatures eat lower on the food chain, like mercury ! Plastic pollution = population decline 700+ species ! 8 million tons of plastic end up in the ocean each year ○ Macro, Micro, Nano ○ Plastic can accumulate or sink ○ Ingested, injures and kills sea life ○ Discovered in the deepest regions
  6. 6. SeaBins & Skimmers
  7. 7. Test and Demonstration ! Harbormaster ! NOAA ! Environmental Police ! Division of Marine Fisheries
  8. 8. THANK YOU! seasidesustainability.org @seasusinc

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