A virtual film screening of “The Story of Plastic” followed by a Q&A panel with local experts.

THE STORY OF PLASTIC takes a sweeping look at the man-made crisis of plastic pollution and the worldwide effect it has on the health of our planet and the people who inhabit it. Spanning three continents, the film illustrates the ongoing catastrophe: fields full of garbage, veritable mountains of trash, rivers and seas clogged with waste, and skies choked with the poisonous emissions from plastic production and processing. Watch the trailer here.

The schedule of the online event is as follows:
6:30 pm - Film Screening
8:00 pm - Panel Discussion

You must RSVP to receive the links to watch the film and panel.


  • Anna Farrell-Sherman, Clean Water Associate, Environment Texas
  • Jordan Fengel, Executive Director, State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR)
  • Paul Gonin, Georgetown-Round Rock (TX-31) Chapter Leader, Citizen’s Climate Lobby
  • Gena McKinley, Strategic Initiatives Division Manager, Austin Resource Recovery

The Georgetown Green Film Series was established by the Southwestern University Office of Sustainability to bring awareness to the environmental crisis through the visual arts by presenting films with an environmental focus for free to the Georgetown and neighboring communities. In addition to showing an environmental film, a panel of experts is invited to lead a proactive discussion with the audience about the topic at hand.

This event was made possible through a City of Georgetown Arts & Culture Board grant.