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, May 20th, at 6:30 - 7:30 pm EST

VIA ZOOM or In-person

We meet on the 3rd Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. to work on the following initiatives. Join the conversation and bring your questions on, zoning, ordinances, public works, land development, contamination, what is the county commision and when do I reach out to them verses my municipality, how to meet with your local and state government leaders and more.   What: Understanding Governing Structures  When: Wednesday, May 15th at 6:30 - 7:30 pm EST  Where: VIA Zoom How to Taking Legislative actions while engaging in cross- collaborative work among various organizations.  Learn who to talk to, and how to address issues of concern at the different government levels.  Beyond Plastics will provide this information.  REGISTER HERE Guest Presenter - Jennifer Congdon is the Deputy Director of Beyond Plastics and one of its founding staff members. She is a thoughtful and pragmatic nonprofit management and environmental policy expert with 20 years of experience. She served three New York Governors in appointed leadership positions and has led numerous organizations to reach fundraising and organizational growth goals. She has been passionate about the environment and activism since the age of eight, when she convinced her parents to participate in the boycott of McDonald's to end their use of polystyrene. It worked! They phased out the practice in 1990. She still believes that one person can make a difference and is in awe of the power of collective action.

Current Initiatives

The proposed AGU Thriving Earth Exchange project, Identification of Pollutants in the Conodoguinet Creek Watershed: A Recommendation for Protection o This grant 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. 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.

What: A Conversation on Protecting Our Watershed:

How Many Fish Can I Safely Eat?

When: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024, 5:30 pm -7 pm EST Where: Bosler Memorial Library, 158 W High St, Carlisle, PA 17013, USA & ZOOM We will introduce the environmental stewardship project, Identification of Pollutants in the Conodoguinet Creek Watershed: A Recommendation for Protection. 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? 6/17/24 Finding Sustainable Clothes 7/2/24 What Home Renovation Materials Are Safe and Healthy for the Planet? 8/6/24 What am I? 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.

Monday ,April 22nd 2 pm or 6:30 pm Common Ground in your area. I'm pleased to be able to inform you that the film is coming to Camp Hill's AMC Classic Camp Hill 12 location in a special Earth Day edition on 4/22. Advance tickets and more info will be available on the theater's website this coming Wednesday, April 10. Sign-up. Saturday, 4 27th 7:00-10:00pm at the Barn’ located at The Barn at Creek’s Bend for our Spring Music Series featuring Not Quite Rite from (purchase your own tickets in addition to MPP’s sign- up) May (TBA) 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? Saturday, May 18th, 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, May 20th, at 6:30 - 7:30 pm EST

VIA ZOOM or In-person

We meet on the 3rd Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. to work on the following initiatives. Join the conversation and bring your questions on, zoning, ordinances, public works, land development, contamination, what is the county commision and when do I reach out to them verses my municipality, how to meet with your local and state government leaders and more.   What: Understanding Governing Structures  When: Wednesday, May 15th at 6:30 - 7:30 pm EST  Where: VIA Zoom How to Taking Legislative actions while engaging in cross-collaborative work among various organizations.  Learn who to talk to, and how to address issues of concern at the different government levels.  Beyond Plastics will provide this information.  REGISTER HERE Guest Presenter - Jennifer Congdon is the Deputy Director of Beyond Plastics and one of its founding staff members. She is a thoughtful and pragmatic nonprofit management and environmental policy expert with 20 years of experience. She served three New York Governors in appointed leadership positions and has led numerous organizations to reach fundraising and organizational growth goals. She has been passionate about the environment and activism since the age of eight, when she convinced her parents to participate in the boycott of McDonald's to end their use of polystyrene. It worked! They phased out the practice in 1990. She still believes that one person can make a difference and is in awe of the power of collective action.

Current Initiatives

The proposed AGU Thriving Earth Exchange project, Identification of Pollutants in the Conodoguinet Creek Watershed: A Recommendation for Protection o This grant 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. 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
Register for a Working Meeting
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.

What: A Conversation on Protecting Our

Watershed: How Many Fish Can I Safely Eat?

When: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024, 5:30 pm -7 pm EST Where: Bosler Memorial Library, 158 W High St, Carlisle, PA 17013, USA & ZOOM We will introduce the environmental stewardship project, Identification of Pollutants in the Conodoguinet Creek Watershed: A Recommendation for Protection. 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? 6/17/24 Finding Sustainable Clothes 7/2/24 What Home Renovation Materials Are Safe and Healthy for the Planet? 8/6/24 What am I? 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.

Monday ,April 22nd 2 pm or 6:30 pm Common Ground in your area. I'm pleased to be able to inform you that the film is coming to Camp Hill's AMC Classic Camp Hill 12 location in a special Earth Day edition on 4/22. Advance tickets and more info will be available on the theater's website this coming Wednesday, April 10. Sign-up. Saturday, 4 27th 7:00-10:00pm at the Barn’ located at The Barn at Creek’s Bend for our Spring Music Series featuring Not Quite Rite from (purchase your own tickets in addition to MPP’s sign- up) May (TBA) 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? Saturday, May 18th, 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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