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Joint Earth Day Statement from AGI and Partners

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — To highlight the vital role that geoscience knowledge plays in fostering action toward sustainability, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) joins the American Geophysical Union and 16 additional global partners in issuing a joint Earth Day 2024 (April 22) statement:

As we celebrate Earth Day, our geoscience communities will continue to promote the conscientious applications of science and find innovative solutions that support sustainable human activities, including our own diverse work and across all sectors of society.

AGI Announces Earth Day Webinar: 'Breaking Down Microplastics'

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) invites students, educators, geoscience professionals, and others to participate in its "Breaking Down Microplastics" Earth Day Webinar and/or view recordings after the premiere on YouTube Live at 1:00-2:30 p.m. EDT, Friday, April 19, 2024.

The free webinar will offer insights into the challenges and solutions surrounding plastic pollution. Aimed at the general public and education community, the webinar will feature:

Breaking Down Microplastics

Friday, April 19, 2024

Join us for the premiere of AGI's Earth Day Webinar as we explore the multifaceted issue of plastic pollution and microplastics. This webinar features presentations and a pre-recorded panel discussion, offering valuable insights into the challenges and solutions surrounding plastic pollution. During the premiere, our presenters will be available online to engage with the audience, answering questions and participating in discussions in the chat.

Speaker line-up:

  • Aidan Charron, EARTHDAY.ORG, "Kicking Off Earth Day 2024: Planet vs. Plastics"
  • Dr. Maia McGuire, University of Florida, "Plastic in the ocean: What we do and do not know"
  • Dr. Melissa Lenczewski, Northern Illinois University, "Fate and transport of microplastics in the subsurface and groundwater"
  • Dr. Scott Coffin, California State Water Resources Control Board, "California's adaptive risk management of microplastics in aquatic ecosystems and drinking water"
  • Dr. Amy Suida and Dr. Shannon Gowans, Eckerd College, "Moving from monitoring to advocacy; Reducing single use promotes prevention"
  • Toby Leng, student winner of the 2023 Earth Science Week Video Contest from Manhasset, NY, "Ferrofluid: Revolutionizing the Battle Against Plastic Pollution"​

The webinar will conclude with a kick-off for Earth Science Week 2024, encouraging you to celebrate "Earth Science Everywhere."

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