Move Past Plastic, MPP
Sponsored by TLC Foundation
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Welcome “Antonio Gramsci famously imparted: “Pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the will.

Tackling SUP Community Resources for

South Central Pennsylvania

Educational Meetings

Next Working Zoom Meeting

Monday, June 17th, at 6:00 - 7:00 pm EST

VIA ZOOM or In-person at

Bosler Memorial Library, 158 W High St, Carlisle, PA 17013 TYIPICALLY We meet on the 3rd Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. EST to work on the following initiatives. WHAT: A Conversation on Plastic Bags and Bottles WHEN: Monday, June 17th, 2024, 6 pm - 7 pm EST WHERE: Bosler Memorial Library, 158 W High St, Carlisle, PA               or ZOOM REGISTER:   What’s Up with Bags and Bottles? Why do we care about a simple plastic bag or bottle?  How do they impact human and environmental health?  How is a bag ban or bottle bill helpful? Kathy Cook, former League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania environmental policy director, will share the work done in Montgomery, Delaware, and Chester Counties with single-use plastic bag bans. She will discuss successes and pitfalls and discuss how others can benefit from our work and how we can help set up single-use plastic bag ban committees in other counties. Maureen McCarthy—FoCo Trash Mob—will share the number of Deposit Return Systems, DRS, or bottle bills, what they do, and how they help an EPR bill be successful. She will share a Resource document with attendees. Also, she will go over a SUP water bottle ban, what that is, where it should be implemented, and how CO is doing it. I will share a Resource document with attendees.

Guest Speakers 

Kathy Cook, was the former League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania environmental policy director. I now work on plastic pollution through the League of Women Voters of Central Delaware County and as the plastics campaign lead for Food and Water Watch for Pennsylvania. I am also the chair of the Chester County Plastic Pollution Task Force and a member of Move Past Plastics and Beyond Plastics. Maureen McCarthy  - FoCo Trash Mob -  Panera Campaign. Maureen McCarthy worked at the County’s Landfill and then at her City’s Recycling Center for over 12 years as a recycling specialist/volunteer coordinator. During that time, she noticed an upward spike in single-use plastics, and a lot of confusion followed about which plastics were recyclable, where they would get recycled, and what they were recycling. The messaging became increasingly impossible when the umpteenth person waved another clamshell in her face, yelling, “What do you mean this isn’t recyclable? It says so right here!” 

Current Initiatives

The proposed AGU Thriving Earth Exchange project, Identification of Pollutants in the Conodoguinet Creek Watershed: A Recommendation for Protection o This grantA provides support, including a core team of three scientists. For more details on the project, please click HERE. o Approximately, 40 municipalities get their drinking water from Conodoguinet Creek and the groundwater within the watershed. Local sources of pollution in the Conodoguinet Creek Watershed have a direct impact on our community. In addition to drinking water exposure to toxicities, other potential exposures can come from swimming, fishing, hunting, eating animals, and eating produce from farms in the watershed. This project aims to collect and analyze existing data, maps, historical accounts for legacy industry, land use and waste disposal, and potentially newly collected data to assess point and nonpoint sources of contamination and their possible impacts. Your active participation in community education, engagement, and action will be crucial throughout the project. o Partners AGU Thriving Earth Exchange project, Anthropocene Alliance (A2), and a core team of volunteers including: Community Science Fellow, Shashank Anand, a team of three Community Scientists, Chiara Smorada, Marissa Kulkarni, Astrid Lozano-Acosta, and a local community member Karen Green co-founded Pidcock Creek Watershed Association JOIN our team to collaborate on this project!!! Below i s a list of ways you and your organization can help. o CLICK on Creek Defenders Participation Form 1. Share the project with your organizations, groups, friends, and family through social and traditional media, email, posting fliers, word of mouth, and general networking. 2. Handle media, traditional or social media (this can happen with in your current organizational structure) 3. Host or co-host public educational opportunities throughout the process 4. Provide data 5. Be interviewed or be an interviewer 6. Contribute to the Goals (See Timeline and Milestones) 7. Outreach to partner organizations to gather more information. 8. Analyze existing data, draw conclusions 9. Draft initial recommendations 10. Share draft recommendations with stakeholders. 11. Sign onto the recommendations written up in the final report & share them with the community 12. Determine the next stage of research. 13. Donate 14. Become a fiscal sponsor 15. Apply for Grants and funding on behalf of MPP 16. Help create a Story Map 17. Help design Phase 2 - Implement Recommendations A Conversation of the Impacts of SUP on the Health and the Environment. Partners Bosler Library, South Central PA Climate Realty, Beyond Plastics, US Composting Council, FoCo Trash Mob, US Reduces, BYO, … Synthetic Playing Surfaces harming our youth, Partnering with Safe and Healthy Playing Fields , Healthy Playing Surfaces & Beyond Plastic reaching out to municipalities PFAS Campaign o Drinking and wastewater testing reaching out to municipalities and residents with wells, personal avoidance, land spreading of biosolids Partnering with LWVPA, PFAS-action-group. National PFAS Contamination Coalition o Halt the Harm also announced our new PFAS Campaign Accelerator Online Course! o PFAS legislation Chemical Recycling Plant - partnering with organizations including Beyond Plastics (BP) and Save Our Susquehanna (SOS) to stop Chemical Recycling plants. We are working to stop the construction of the Encina Point Township plant. Zero Waste PA legislation, Partnering with LWVPA, Upstream, Beyond Plastic, Note the Packaging Reduction and Recycling Infrastructure Act (S.4246-a/A.5322-a) of NY. Do we want to do something like this? Reusables in restaurants, Partnering with Beyond Plastic, FoCo Flash Mob Panera & Spoons- Sustainability Feedback BYO - US Reduces for Pennsylvania Partnering with BYO Reuse in Schools and Colleges/Universities Partnering with Upstream and Cafeteria Culture Participate in Planning the MPP Sustainable Fashion Show NO PVC for replacing lead pipes with IRA funds- reaching out to municipalities REPORT: The Perils of PVC Plastic Pipes Great news to share with you! The Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act, Senate Bill 3217, and House Resolution 6053 were reintroduced this week by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Congressmember Jared Huffman (D-CA-02) Learn more about PFAS and how you can

protect your drinking water and participate

in the PFAS Campaign

Harms from Synthetic Playing Surfaces

PA Constitution - Article 1 Section 27

Natural resources and the public estate.

The people have a right to clean air, pure water, and to the preservation of the natural, scenic, historic and esthetic values of the environment. Pennsylvania's public natural resources are the common property of all the people, including generations yet to come. As trustee of these resources, the Commonwealth shall conserve and maintain them for the benefit of all the people. .
About the Founder of MPP About the Founder of MPP Business and Organization Partnership

Celebrate your journey to move away from

single-use plastic (SUP):

Becoming informed about the entire plastic life cycle Understand environmental and health harms from single-use plastic, SUP Recognize recycling and chemical or advanced recycling is a false solution Realize single-use plastic is more than a litter problem it is a crime of chemical toxicity Joining together to make changes by supporting campaign partners Take local civic actions Support strong Legislation outlined in the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act

Tackling SUP Community Resources for

South Central Pennsylvania

IN-PERSON & Virtual

Bosler Memorial Library, 158 W High St, Carlisle, PA 17013

A Series of Conversations on Single-use

Plastics Click HERE to see more details

about each conversation.

Creek Defenders

An environmental stewardship project Identification of Pollutants in the Conodoguinet Creek Watershed: A Recommendation for Protection.

Creek Defenders Pollution port Form

Creek Defenders Map

Creek Defenders Participation Form

5/22/24 MPP News Release Intro. ID Pollutant

Move Past Plastics created the project proposal with the Environmental Protection Network. An AGU Thriving Earth Exchange grant was awarded to further this project. Some things we will cover about the Conodoguinet Creek watershed: How to identify known and potential pollution sources and their contaminant types Potential impacts of chemical and physical toxicities on the environment, wildlife, and human health. Hands-on mapping of some of the current toxicity levels in the watershed Health risks associated with local fish consumption. Contaminants and the health risks associated with their consumption should be avoided when eating local fish. This project will help improve the watershed's health by aggregating siloed data into one location and map. This information and existing qualitative and quantitative data will be analyzed in a final report to conclude further testing, monitoring, and protecting the Conodoguinet Creek watershed. We welcome any research, history, and stories you want to share, including biological, chemical, physical, wildlife, and human health indicators. Please share this with your community groups, organizations, church, friends, and family. To learn more, you can visit the following link: How PFAS and microplastics Join forces as a synergistic Threat, The Bay Journal, March 2023

Begins at 6 -7 p.m.

What Dangerous Chemicals Are Lurking in Your Drinking Water? Recording 1 /2 /24 Why Plastic Recycling is a Myth? Recording 2/6/24 What are Safe Playing Surfaces for Your Children? Recording 3/ 5/24 What Are Alternatives to Disposables for Take-out and Restaurants? Recording 4/9/24 What Does Poop, Farms, and Food Have in Common? Recording 5/22/24 A Conversation on Protecting Our Watershed an introduction to Identification of Pollutants in the Conodoguinet Creek Watershed: A Recommendation for Protection Project How Many Fish Can I Safely Eat? Recording 6/17/24 A Conversation on Plastic Bags and Bottles 7/2/24 What Home Renovation Materials Are Safe and Healthy for the Planet? 8/6/24 Fast Fashion 9/3/24 Alternatives to Plastic for Serving Snacks and Lunches 10/1/24 What do Healthy Built Schools Look Like? 11/6/24 How do we keep plastic and its toxic chemicals from our meals? 12/3/24 First Annual Single-Use Plastic Trivia

MPP's Spring Social Events Sign-up

Note: event registration and payment may be

required for the individual events in addition to MPP

sign-up.

Saturday, July 20th, 8:30 - 12 Conodoguinet Creek Stream Clean- up followed by going out to lunch (individuals pay for themselves) Sign-up Saturday, June 22th, MPP 3 yr. Anniversery Pinchot Gifford 10 a.m. Disc Golfing Bolder Woods Gifford Pinchot State Park, Wellsville, PA 17365 Picnic 12 p.m. Potluck Picnic Lunch Lakeside Trail, Wellsville, PA 17365 1:30 Paddle Stand-up paddle board (2 boards to share Bring your own paddle craft too)

Book Club Sign-up

Tuesday, June 25th, 6:30 pm Carlisle, PA, TOTAL GARBAGE An investigative narrative that dives into the waste embedded in our daily lives—and shows how individuals and communities are making a real difference for health, prosperity, quality of life and the fight against climate change, by a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist . .
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Welcome “Antonio Gramsci famously imparted: “Pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the will.

Tackling SUP Community Resources for

South Central Pennsylvania

Educational Meetings

Next Working Zoom Meeting

Monday, June 17th, at 6:00 - 7:00 pm EST

VIA ZOOM or In-person at

Bosler Memorial Library, 158 W High St, Carlisle, PA 17013 TYIPICALLY We meet on the 3rd Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. EST to work on the following initiatives. WHAT: A Conversation on Plastic Bags and Bottles WHEN: Monday, June 17th, 2024, 6 pm - 7 pm EST WHERE: Bosler Memorial Library, 158 W High St, Carlisle, PA               or ZOOM REGISTER:   What’s Up with Bags and Bottles? Why do we care about a simple plastic bag or bottle?  How do they impact human and environmental health?  How is a bag ban or bottle bill helpful? Kathy Cook, former League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania environmental policy director, will share the work done in Montgomery, Delaware, and Chester Counties with single-use plastic bag bans. She will discuss successes and pitfalls and discuss how others can benefit from our work and how we can help set up single- use plastic bag ban committees in other counties. Maureen McCarthy—FoCo Trash Mob—will share the number of Deposit Return Systems, DRS, or bottle bills, what they do, and how they help an EPR bill be successful. She will share a Resource document with attendees. Also, she will go over a SUP water bottle ban, what that is, where it should be implemented, and how CO is doing it. I will share a Resource document with attendees.

Guest Speakers 

Kathy Cook, was the former League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania environmental policy director. I now work on plastic pollution through the League of Women Voters of Central Delaware County and as the plastics campaign lead for Food and Water Watch for Pennsylvania. I am also the chair of the Chester County Plastic Pollution Task Force and a member of Move Past Plastics and Beyond Plastics. Maureen McCarthy  - FoCo Trash Mob -  Panera Campaign. Maureen McCarthy worked at the County’s Landfill and then at her City’s Recycling Center for over 12 years as a recycling specialist/volunteer coordinator. During that time, she noticed an upward spike in single- use plastics, and a lot of confusion followed about which plastics were recyclable, where they would get recycled, and what they were recycling. The messaging became increasingly impossible when the umpteenth person waved another clamshell in her face, yelling, “What do you mean this isn’t recyclable? It says so right here!” 

Current Initiatives

The proposed AGU Thriving Earth Exchange project, Identification of Pollutants in the Conodoguinet Creek Watershed: A Recommendation for Protection o This grantA provides support, including a core team of three scientists. For more details on the project, please click HERE. o Approximately, 40 municipalities get their drinking water from Conodoguinet Creek and the groundwater within the watershed. Local sources of pollution in the Conodoguinet Creek Watershed have a direct impact on our community. In addition to drinking water exposure to toxicities, other potential exposures can come from swimming, fishing, hunting, eating animals, and eating produce from farms in the watershed. This project aims to collect and analyze existing data, maps, historical accounts for legacy industry, land use and waste disposal, and potentially newly collected data to assess point and nonpoint sources of contamination and their possible impacts. Your active participation in community education, engagement, and action will be crucial throughout the project. o Partners AGU Thriving Earth Exchange project, Anthropocene Alliance (A2), and a core team of volunteers including: Community Science Fellow, Shashank Anand, a team of three Community Scientists, Chiara Smorada, Marissa Kulkarni, Astrid Lozano-Acosta, and a local community member Karen Green co-founded Pidcock Creek Watershed Association JOIN our team to collaborate on this project!!! Below i s a list of ways you and your organization can help. o CLICK on Creek Defenders Participation Form 1. Share the project with your organizations, groups, friends, and family through social and traditional media, email, posting fliers, word of mouth, and general networking. 2. Handle media, traditional or social media (this can happen with in your current organizational structure) 3. Host or co-host public educational opportunities throughout the process 4. Provide data 5. Be interviewed or be an interviewer 6. Contribute to the Goals (See Timeline and Milestones) 7. Outreach to partner organizations to gather more information. 8. Analyze existing data, draw conclusions 9. Draft initial recommendations 10. Share draft recommendations with stakeholders. 11. Sign onto the recommendations written up in the final report & share them with the community 12. Determine the next stage of research. 13. Donate 14. Become a fiscal sponsor 15. Apply for Grants and funding on behalf of MPP 16. Help create a Story Map 17. Help design Phase 2 - Implement Recommendations A Conversation of the Impacts of SUP on the Health and the Environment. Partners Bosler Library, South Central PA Climate Realty, Beyond Plastics, US Composting Council, FoCo Trash Mob, US Reduces, BYO, … Synthetic Playing Surfaces harming our youth, Partnering with Safe and Healthy Playing Fields , Healthy Playing Surfaces & Beyond Plastic reaching out to municipalities PFAS Campaign o Drinking and wastewater testing reaching out to municipalities and residents with wells, personal avoidance, land spreading of biosolids Partnering with LWVPA, PFAS- action-group. National PFAS Contamination Coalition o Halt the Harm also announced our new PFAS Campaign Accelerator Online Course! o PFAS legislation Chemical Recycling Plant - partnering with organizations including Beyond Plastics (BP) and Save Our Susquehanna (SOS) to stop Chemical Recycling plants. We are working to stop the construction of the Encina Point Township plant. Zero Waste PA legislation, Partnering with LWVPA, Upstream, Beyond Plastic, Note the Packaging Reduction and Recycling Infrastructure Act (S.4246-a/A.5322-a) of NY. Do we want to do something like this? Reusables in restaurants, Partnering with Beyond Plastic, FoCo Flash Mob Panera & Spoons- Sustainability Feedback BYO - US Reduces for Pennsylvania Partnering with BYO Reuse in Schools and Colleges/Universities Partnering with Upstream and Cafeteria Culture Participate in Planning the MPP Sustainable Fashion Show NO PVC for replacing lead pipes with IRA funds- reaching out to municipalities REPORT: The Perils of PVC Plastic Pipes Great news to share with you! The Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act, Senate Bill 3217, and House Resolution 6053 were reintroduced this week by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Congressmember Jared Huffman (D-CA-02) Learn more about PFAS and how you can

protect your drinking water and

participate

in the PFAS Campaign

Harms from Synthetic Playing

Surfaces

PA Constitution - Article 1 Section 27

Natural resources and the public estate.

The people have a right to clean air, pure water, and to the preservation of the natural, scenic, historic and esthetic values of the environment. Pennsylvania's public natural resources are the common property of all the people, including generations yet to come. As trustee of these resources, the Commonwealth shall conserve and maintain them for the benefit of all the people. .
Donate Subscribe to Email Scedule a meeting with Tamela
About MPP
Business and Organization Partnership About the Founder of MPP About the Founder of MPP

Celebrate your journey to move

away from single-use plastic (SUP):

Becoming informed about the entire plastic life cycle Understand environmental and health harms from single-use plastic, SUP Recognize recycling and chemical or advanced recycling is a false solution Realize single-use plastic is more than a litter problem it is a crime of chemical toxicity Joining together to make changes by supporting campaign partners Take local civic actions Support strong Legislation outlined in the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act

Tackling SUP Community Resources for

South Central Pennsylvania

IN-PERSON & Virtual

Bosler Memorial Library, 158 W High St, Carlisle, PA 17013

A Series of Conversations on

Single-use Plastics Click HERE to

see more details about each

conversation.

Creek Defenders

An environmental stewardship project Identification of Pollutants in the Conodoguinet Creek Watershed: A Recommendation for Protection.

Creek Defenders Pollution port Form

Creek Defenders Map

Creek Defenders Participation Form

5/22/24 MPP News Release Intro. ID

Pollutant

Move Past Plastics created the project proposal with the Environmental Protection Network. An AGU Thriving Earth Exchange grant was awarded to further this project. Some things we will cover about the Conodoguinet Creek watershed: How to identify known and potential pollution sources and their contaminant types Potential impacts of chemical and physical toxicities on the environment, wildlife, and human health. Hands-on mapping of some of the current toxicity levels in the watershed Health risks associated with local fish consumption. Contaminants and the health risks associated with their consumption should be avoided when eating local fish. This project will help improve the watershed's health by aggregating siloed data into one location and map. This information and existing qualitative and quantitative data will be analyzed in a final report to conclude further testing, monitoring, and protecting the Conodoguinet Creek watershed. We welcome any research, history, and stories you want to share, including biological, chemical, physical, wildlife, and human health indicators. Please share this with your community groups, organizations, church, friends, and family. To learn more, you can visit the following link: How PFAS and microplastics Join forces as a synergistic Threat, The Bay Journal, March 2023

Begins at 6 -7 p.m.

What Dangerous Chemicals Are Lurking in Your Drinking Water? Recording 1 /2 /24 Why Plastic Recycling is a Myth? Recording 2/6/24 What are Safe Playing Surfaces for Your Children? Recording 3/ 5/24 What Are Alternatives to Disposables for Take-out and Restaurants? Recording 4/9/24 What Does Poop, Farms, and Food Have in Common? Recording 5/22/24 A Conversation on Protecting Our Watershed an introduction to Identification of Pollutants in the Conodoguinet Creek Watershed: A Recommendation for Protection Project How Many Fish Can I Safely Eat? Recording 6/17/24 A Conversation on Plastic Bags and Bottles 7/2/24 What Home Renovation Materials Are Safe and Healthy for the Planet? 8/6/24 Fast Fashion 9/3/24 Alternatives to Plastic for Serving Snacks and Lunches 10/1/24 What do Healthy Built Schools Look Like? 11/6/24 How do we keep plastic and its toxic chemicals from our meals? 12/3/24 First Annual Single-Use Plastic Trivia

MPP's Spring Social Events Sign-

up

Note: event registration and payment may be

required for the individual events in addition

to MPP sign-up.

Saturday, July 20th, 8:30 - 12 Conodoguinet Creek Stream Clean- up followed by going out to lunch (individuals pay for themselves) Sign-up Saturday, June 22th, MPP 3 yr. Anniversery Pinchot Gifford 10 a.m. Disc Golfing Bolder Woods Gifford Pinchot State Park, Wellsville, PA 17365 Picnic 12 p.m. Potluck Picnic Lunch Lakeside Trail, Wellsville, PA 17365 1:30 Paddle Stand-up paddle board (2 boards to share Bring your own paddle craft too)

Book Club Sign-up

Tuesday, June 25th, 6:30 pm Carlisle, PA, TOTAL GARBAGE An investigative narrative that dives into the waste embedded in our daily lives—and shows how individuals and communities are making a real difference for health, prosperity, quality of life and the fight against climate change, by a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist . .
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