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MOV Climate Action to have virtual panel on Zoom

PARKERSBURG — The Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action Third Thursday program at 7 p.m. Thursday will be a virtual panel discussion on the Zoom platform.

The discussion, the group’s first attempt at offering a virtual Third Thursday program, will center on actions and reactions to the recently released documentary, “The Story of Plastic.” Participants will have the opportunity to view the film on their own schedule in their own homes prior to reconvening for the Zoom meeting to discuss how to #BreakFreeFromPlastic.

“MOVCA is pleased to offer this as a public program, open to the community,” said Adeline Bailey, program organizer. “You can get a free ‘ticket’ to view the documentary by signing up on our page on Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/movca-june-2020-third-thursday-story-of-plastic-tickets-107293196840). Once you’re registered, we will send you a link to view the film, along with an invitation to get into the Zoom meeting on the 18th.”

The discussion will include presentations from a panel: Bev Reed, community organizer and liaison for Concerned Ohio River Residents; John Detwiler, a long-time member of the Marcellus Protest in Pittsburgh; Alex Cole, community organizer for the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition; and Dr. Randi Pokladnik, researcher and columnist on environmental issues impacting the Appalachian region.

MOVCA chair Eric Engle will moderate the panel.

“There’s still time to take advantage of this opportunity to view the film for free,” Bailey said. “The free screening offer expires on June 19, but you must register in advance on Eventbrite so we can send you the link.”

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