EarthX Marks Plastic Free July With Prizes and Programming
During this year’s Plastic Free July, EarthX will be sharing plastic waste trivia on EarthxTV and social media and will round out the month with special programming during its Plastic Free Week, July 19 to 25. Viewers can then enter the day’s trivia’s code word on EarthxTV.com to sign up for the Plastic Free July (PFJ) Watch & Win drawing.
Why Spread Awareness about Plastics? | Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the Plastic Free July campaign challenges every global citizen to give up single use plastics for one month. One individual may start their journey by bringing reusable bags to the grocery store, another may cook dinner at home more often.
With increasing impacts to marine ecosystems and ocean economies, plastic waste has grown to a scale we can’t ignore. We certainly can’t make progress without public awareness. In addition to sharing daily plastic waste tidbits, EarthxTV will curate programming that showcases ocean cleanups, revolutionary new solutions to plastic waste and strategies any individual can use to minimize their own impact and change the culture around them.
EarthxTV’s PFJ programming includes four documentaries, each providing a unique look into the threats posed by single use plastics. EarthxTV will show the films during Plastic Free Week, as well as during special July screenings, all at 8:00pm CT. Albatross, from Director Chris Jordan will show on July 2nd and 7th. Director Deia Schlosberg’s The Story of Plastic will follow on July 9th and 14th.
Taking an intimate look at the indigenous culture and environment of Easter Island, Director Sergio Mata’u Rapu’s Eating up Easter will run on July 16th and 21st. The humorous Bag It, from Director Suzan Beraza, will show on July 23rd and 28th. Viewers can catch these documentaries and more anytime and anywhere with the free EarthxTV app.
Those tuning in during EarthxTV’s Plastic Free Week, July 19 to 25, can register for PFJ Watch & Win and enter to win a “plastic free” gift basket filled with items to help launch your plastic free journey. For another chance to win, viewers can also post how they're watching EarthxTV.
Plastic Free July Prizes | All throughout July, viewers can follow EarthX, watch EarthxTV, enter PFJ Watch & Win anytime for a chance to claim a special “plastic free” gift. EarthX offers over $350 in prizes during PFJ, ranging from EarthX branded bamboo utensils to cloth grocery and produce bags to Adidas Shoes valued at $200, featuring Parley Ocean Plastic (upcycled plastic waste intercepted on remote islands, beaches and shorelines and in coastal communities). One participant will win a $100 gift certificate from B Corporation Athleta. As of 2019, 71% of Athleta’s products are made with sustainable fibers.
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