Health & Safety in Beaver County Virtual Series

The Story of Plastic

Film Screening & Discussion,
Wednesday, October 14th

6:00 p.m. — Watch the film prior to the discussion at the “Watch Party”

7:30 p.m. — Photo gallery and Film Discussion with The Story of Plastic co-creator Stiv Wilson and local Filmmaker Mark Dixon!

You are also welcome to watch the film in advance via the link you will receive when you register.

Watch the film in advance or join the Watch Party at 6pm.

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    This series is a project of Beaver County Marcellus Awareness Community, League of Women Voters, Breathe Project, Halt the Harm Network and many other partners!

    About the Film

    The Story of Plastic takes a sweeping look at the man-made crisis of plastic pollution and the worldwide effect it has on the health of our planet and the people who inhabit it.

    Spanning three continents, the film illustrates the ongoing catastrophe and distills a complex problem that is increasingly affecting the planet.

    Previous Events:


    This event will address Water Monitoring and Drinking Water Safety, including the work of ORSANCO, West Virginia University, Riverkeeper, and other groups to monitor the Ohio River and its tributaries, and the work of our water authorities to keep our drinking water safe.

    Wednesday, September 30th, 7:00pm

    • Welcome and Overview: Bob Schmetzer
    • Moderator: Sr. Kari Pohl


    • Richard Harrison, Executive Director of ORSANCO
    • Melissa O’Neal, 3 Rivers Quest/West Virginia University
    • Dr. John Stolz, Duquesne University
    • Robert Steffes, Municipal Water Authority of Aliquippa
    • Eric Harder, Mountain Watershed Association
    • PA Representative Sara Innamorato


    The kick-off event for the Health & Safety in Beaver County series will discuss air monitoring systems in the region, citizen experiences and emergency management systems designed to keep the public safe.

    Don't miss the panel of experts and important discussion!

    Wednesday, September 16th, 7:00pm

    • Welcome and Overview: Bob Schmetzer
    • Moderator: Sr. Kari


    • Citizen Experiences: Karen Gdula and Barbara Goblick, Marcia Lehman/Chlorine Fire
    • Air Monitoring Overview: Ana Hoffman, Carnegie Mellon University
    • Shell Fenceline Monitoring: Adam Kron, Environmental Integrity Project and Karl Koerner, Clean Air Council
    • Citizen Tools: Mark Dixon (Purple Air, RAMP, AirVis VOC, Summa canisters)
    • Emergency Response: Eric Brewer, Beaver Emergency Management
    • Live Panel with Public Q&A: Sr. Kari


    • Beaver County Marcellus Awareness Community -- BCMAC
    • Breathe Project
    • Blue Lens
    • Beaver County Voice for Change
    • Beaver County NAACP
    • Clean Air Council
    • Communities First Sewickley Valley
    • Concerned Ohio River Residents
    • Environmental Health Project
    • Environmental Integrity Project
    • FracTracker Alliance
    • Halt The Harm Network
    • League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania
    • ReImagine Beaver County