Jul
27
to Jul 29

SUMMIT ON ST. JOHN: PLASTIC-FREE JULY

  • Cruz Bay, St. John United States Virgin Islands (map)
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Meet, mingle and move mountains over three days at the 1st-ever Summit on St. John:
Plastic-Free July.

We are all facing the challenge of eliminating single-use plastic together: artists, educators, island dwellers, community activists, business owners/merchants, hospitality business operators, tourism promoters and event planners.

Join us for roundtable panels, global expert speakers, listening and dialogue sessions and field events. Free and open to the public!

 

DAY 1 | THURSDAY, JULY 27:

9 a.m.-Noon | Opening session @ Westin Resort, Great Cruz Bay

  • Snapshot | Current Plastic-Free Initiatives within the USVI/BVIs

  • Snapshot | Current Plastic-Free Initiatives & Programs Globally and Coastally

  • Roundtable | Current Challenges Preventing Plastic-Free Island Living

1:30-4 p.m. | Afternoon Session @ Westin Resort

  • 1:30-2:15 p.m.| Recycling Challenges in an Island Setting
    • Allison Fraley, Solid Waste & Recycling Manager, Kauai, Hawaii
  • 2:30-4:30 p.m.
    • Special Recognition for STJ's Straw-Free Restaurants
      Followed by Concurrent 1-Hour Sessions:
      • Making Your Big Event Plastic-Free
      • Plastic-Free Alternative Products for Restaurants, Retailers in the VI and Caribbean

12:30 p.m. | AFTERNOON LEARNING SESSION FOR YOUTH @ CINNAMON BAY

Thursday Evening Sessions:

  • 6 p.m. | Recycling Talk @ St. John Brewing Tap Room with Allison Fraley of Kauai (Mongoose Junction)
  • 7:30-9 p.m. | Arts Community Gathering @ Bajo el Sol Gallery with Dianna Cohen of Plastic Pollution Coalition (Mongoose Junction)

DAY 2 | FRIDAY, JULY 28:
9 a.m.-Noon | Morning session @ Westin Resort, Great Cruz Bay

  • Villa, Hotel and Resort Industry Challenges for Plastic-Free Living 

12:30 p.m. | YOUTH/FAMILY LEARNING SESSION @ CINNAMON BAY

2-4 p.m. | Afternoon Session @ Coral Bay
Guy Benjamin Community Center (Coral Bay Community Council event)

  • Waste Management System Challenges in an Island Setting
  • Zero-Waste Plan for Coral Bay
  • Toward the Last Plastic Straw: How the Movement Began, Where it Stands, etc.

Friday Evening Sessions (Concurrent):

  • Movie Night at the Susannaberg Ruins: Screening of Straws! + Disney’s Oceans
  • Screening, Judging and Winners Named in “No Straw, Please” Video Competition

DAY 3 | SATURDAY, JULY 29:
10:30 – Noon Morning session @ The Bowery, Wharfside Village

  • Plastic Recovery & Re-Use Technology & Strategies | Economic Development

(NOTE: All programming is flexible and subject to presenter/attendee availability + confirmed participation)

 

To register and attend a free session (or more), go to Eventbrite.

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