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5 Gyres is excited to be part of the Jack Johnson Here to Now to You Tour 2014 and we are throwing a pre party at the Patagonia Store in Santa Monica on August 26th (Tuesday) from 7PM to 9:30 PM. To kick off our involvement engaging concertgoers in plastic pollution solutions at the upcoming Jack Johnson LA shows, we'll be gathering together to celebrate and highlight 5 Gyres' recent expedition to Iceland and national campaign efforts to ban plastic microbeads in facial/body cleansers (and other products).


5 Gyres is dedicated to a world free of plastic pollution, through education, scientific research, and action-based solutions. 5 Gyres leverages scientific findings to engage corporate partners, policymakers, and the general public to reduce plastic pollution by improving product design, recovery systems, and by highlighting individual responsibility for plastic waste. www.5gyres.org


Several 5 Gyres staff (Dr. Marcus Eriksen, Anna Cummins, Carolynn Box, and Michelle Nakamura) will report back on our recent voyage to Iceland and national campaign efforts to ban plastic microbeads. The evening will include short presentations + film clips that will allow you to better understand the plastic pollution issue, and how to get involved in solutions.


Event is Free + Complimentary appetizers donated by Patagonia Santa Monica + Beer/Wine + Klean Kanteen steel pints available for donation + Raffle for a pair of Jack Johnson TIX + The People's Movement Mark Wystrach will be playing some live music!!