Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM EDT
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Parry Sound - The Bobby Orr Community Centre 
7 Mary Street
The Hart Room
Parry Sound, ON P2A 1C8

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Heather Sargeant 
Georgian Bay Forever 
905-880-4945 x 4 



 Georgian Bay Forever  needs volunteers from the Town of Parry Sound to participate in a break-through microplastics reduction study.

If you live in Parry Sound, and you are on Town Water,  please check out this PDF link and email info@gbf.org if you can volunteer. Thank-you



Practical tips to reduce your Plastic Footprint 

Are you concerned with the level of plastic pollution and don't know what to do to help?

Join Georgian Bay Forever and Plastic-Free Parry Sound to learn practical tips about what you can do in your everyday life to reduce your plastic footprint, and join a movement of others that are doing the same.

Registration will begin at 9.30 am and the workshop will conclude at 2.00 pm. There will be light refreshments and a light lunch served. We are trying to make this as WASTE-FREE as possible - so bring your own traveller mugs and re-usable water bottles, and your own re-usebale cutlery.  (Don't worry -  we'll have extras if  you forget!)

We're finalizing the agenda, but you can get an idea of the agenda below.

This is a draft aganda and will be finalized soon.

9.30 am

- Registration open. Meet and greet others who care about reducing plastic.

10.00 am to 10.15 am

- Introductions to the participating organizations, speakers, and participants.

10.15 am to 10.55 am

- Overview of the scope of the plastics pollution problem, its impact, and why we really need to care.

- Plastics-Free Parry Sound goals and recent intitiatives

10.55 am to 11.05 am - Break

11.05 am to 11.50 am

- Introduction to  microplastics, and in particualr microfibres and their sources. What's happening in Parry Sound to help divert plastic microfibres from our water and what you can do.

- How you can be more sustainable in your fashion choices?  Did you know that your fashion choices can create a lot of plastic pollution and contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. Learn about what you can do to reduce your impact. 7 Rs.

- 11.50 am to 12.30 pm - Learn about various alternatives to one-use plastic with various speakers.

Anne Stewart - provides some tips on some replacment products

Peter Brown, Director of Public Works. Improving your recycling etiquette in the Town of Parry Sound.

* Following up on one more speaker

12.30 pm to 1.00 pm - LUNCH

1.00 pm to 1.15 pm - Shoreline-clean-upsDid you know a lot of litter ends up on our shorelines and most of it is plastic? This litter can be a serious risk to the aquatic food web and water quality. Learn about organizing shoreline clean-ups or join a #GBFTrashTeam cleaning up the shores of Georgian Bay.

1.15 pm to 1.30 pm - Hear from a veteran of shoreline cleans up.

1.30 pm to 1.55 pm - Structured Brainstorm. Let's gather everyone's ideas on futher ways we can eliminate plastic options or find strategies to reduce them, so that they can be shared more widely.

1.55 pm to 2.00 pm - Brainstrom, wrap-up and farewells for now!


Georgian Bay Forever (GBF) is a registered Canadian charity that works on the protection of the water. Our charitable number is 89531 1066 RR0001. GBF funds and supports scientific research, restoration projects and education that protects and enhances the waters of Georgian Bay, as part of the Great Lakes. To learn more about us, please visit www.gbf.org.

Georgian Bay Forever's project "Divert and Capture: The fight to keep microplastcis out of our water," is one project that will mitigate plastics in our water and we want to thank  our funders and partners.