A Plastic Ocean

Documentary, Running Time: 1 hour, 42 Minutes 

Directed by Craig Leeson


Saturday, September 23

9am Coffee Reception, 10am Show

Tickets are $10 – CLICK TO BUY

A PLASTIC OCEAN begins when journalist Craig Leeson, searching for the elusive blue whale, discovers plastic waste in what should be pristine ocean. In this adventure documentary, Craig teams up with free diver Tanya Streeter and an international team of scientists and researchers, and they travel to twenty locations around the world over the next four years to explore the fragile state of our oceans, uncover alarming truths about plastic pollution, and reveal working solutions that can be put into immediate effect.

Following the film, the audience is invited to participate in a discussion related to the relationship between the economy and sustainability that will focus primarily on the attribution of conscious consumption. The discussion will be facilitated my Madhavi Venkatesan, PhD, executive director, Sustainable Practices.

Sustainable Practices is an IRS 501(c)3 designated non-profit. All ticket sales are fully tax deductible. Proceeds from the screening of A Plastic Ocean will be used in entirety to support the Sustainable Practices Film Series.

About Sustainable Practices

The overarching mission of Sustainable Practices is to facilitate a culture of sustainability as defined by reducing the anthropogenic impact to the planet and its ecosystems. The organization seeks to achieve its goal through the promotion of a global environment that supports the value of all life. The present focus of the organization is educational programming including a Film Series and curriculum development to support K-12 and college level students.

About Madhavi Venkatesan, PhD

Madhavi Venkatesan is the founder and Executive Director of Sustainable Practices. Madhavi  earned her PhD, MA, and BA in Economics from Vanderbilt University, a Masters in Sustainability and Environmental Management from Harvard University, and a Masters In Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School. She has contributed to numerous books and journal articles on the subject of sustainability and economics. In 2017, she was awarded the Fulbright CySip Distinguished Lectureship to the Philippines and has been the recipient of other grants and awards related to her interests in sustainable economic development. Her present academic interests include the integration of sustainability into the economics curriculum.