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  • Start: January 23, 2023 6:30 pm
  • End: January 23, 2023 8:30 pm

1336 Phinneys Lane, Barnstable, MA
Tickets Available: Price: $Free


Cape Cod Beer 1336 Phinneys Lane Barnstable, MA 02601

Date and Time:
Mon, January 23, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EST

Cape Cod Beer has teamed up with Barnstable Clean Water Coalition to create Clean Water Mondays (formally Clean Water Wednesdays), an educational series that will be held at Cape Cod Beer. Join the experts as we deep dive into topics that are affecting not only our water on Cape Cod but globally as well! #CleanWaterMatters

This month we’re tackling marine debris, our reliance on plastics, and its impact on our oceans. Living on Cape Cod, we are quite literally surrounded by this pollution on a constant basis. Want to learn how we can play a part in fighting this global crisis? Join us at Cape Cod Beer on Monday, January 23rd at 6:30pm to hear from a local expert and an artist who are committed to addressing this problem in different ways!

Laura Ludwig, director, and founder of the Marine Debris & Plastics Program at the Center for Coastal Studies, turns her passion into leadership through her work to fight the ocean pollution crisis. In 2012, Laura developed a “Beach Brigade” of 300 volunteers who work together to clean our shorelines. Laura will be sharing her knowledge and experience on plastic debris in our oceans and what we can do to help.

However, the informative night doesn’t end there! Ever wonder what can be done with the plastic once it’s collected off the shore? Sarah Thornington, a Cape Cod photographer, and artist has found a valuable answer. As seen on CBS Boston, CapeCodXplore, and more, Sarah has found a new meaning to the word “upcycle” as she converts the trash collected from the shores into works of art!

This event is FREE to attend. Please RSVP through Eventbrite!

Speaker Bios:
Laura Ludwig Short Bio:
Laura Ludwig, director and founder of the Marine Debris & Plastics Program at the Center for Coastal Studies, focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to investigate and respond to abandoned, lost, discarded or end-of-life fishing gear, beach debris, microplastics, and other marine plastic debris issues. Since beginning the program in 2012, she has grown a 300-person volunteer “Beach Brigade” which supports an active year-round shoreline cleanup and debris data collection effort on Cape Cod.

Sarah Thornington Short bio:
The 2022 recipient of CARE (Creating A Responsible Environment) for the Cape and Islands Stewardship Award, Sarah Thornington is a portrait photographer & conservation artist who has lived on Cape Cod for the past 30 plus years. A passionate protector of the planet, she can often be found cleaning the beaches- alone or as part of the Center for Coastal Studies ‘Beach Brigade’ – creating with the marine-debris found to keep awareness on our single-use plastic problem or talking about the issues through workshops and presentations.