Meet the producers, ask questions, and take action!

We're so excited to have two amazing speakers who were involved directly in producing the Story of Plastic join us for our discussion! Please watch the film online, and then come with your questions and learn how plastics are connected with climate change, and how to get involved in taking action.

Climate Reality Leader and corporate sustainability consultant Kate Gaertner will be moderating the panel. Your link to the Zoom event will be in your confirmation email.

Join us June 3, 2020: 6:30 pm:
Register here for the Panel.

Stiv Wilson, CoDirector, Peak Plastic Foundation, Creator & Executive Producer, The Story of Plastic

An award winning activist, filmmaker, and educator working at the nexus of marine conservation, plastic pollution, petrochemical production and human rights. After completing 35,000 nautical miles sailing the world to study marine plastic pollution, Stiv co-authored the first ever global estimate of the abundance of plastics in all of the major five oceans in the peer reviewed journal, PLOS ONE. After co-authoring and publishing several other scientific papers on the abundance of microplastics in the marine and fresh water systems, Stiv went on to pass state level policy as well as the first plastics focused national policy, The Plastic Free Waters Act, that was signed into law by President Obama in 2015. A frequent speaker on the issue of plastic pollution, his work has been met with critical acclaim, winning a United Nations Ocean Hero award. He is a co-founder of the #BreakFreeFromPlastic movement that now comprises over 1,800 NGOs across the globe working in solidarity to end plastic pollution at all intervention points across the plastics supply chain. Wilson writes on plastic issues for various publications and has been profiled in dozens of media outlets including The New York Times. He has recently produced his first feature length documentary, The Story of Plastic, which has earned several awards on the film festival circuit and is working with federal lawmakers to use the film to support the first comprehensive plastics legislation in federal congress, The Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act. Wilson serves as an advisor to Senator Udall and Representative Lowenthal to develop the policy with the ultimate goal of passing this historic act, as well as consulting on national level campaign and policy initiatives in Southeast Asia. He resides in San Francisco with his partner, and mutt Lucy.

Megan Ponder, CoDirector, Peak Plastic Foundation, Producer, The Story of Plastic

Megan Ponder is an accomplished public policy expert, researcher, and a producer of the award-winning documentary The Story of Plastic. Megan's work is focused on plastic pollution including regulatory policy, plastics production, and global recycling systems and waste flows. Previously, Megan worked on waste and recycling policy and programs at the City of Portland and served as the mayor’s sustainability policy coordinator. She has worked with stakeholders representing government, industry, and community perspectives on plastic pollution and waste management. Megan is Co-Director of Peak Plastic Foundation and lives on the Oregon Coast where she is involved in local issues including forest practices, clean water, and wild fish conservation.