Earth Day 2018: End Plastic Pollution on Stage at the Washington National Cathedral

In celebration of Earth Day 2018 and the theme "End Plastic Pollution" Plastic Pollution Coalition (PPC) representatives spoke at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, April 22. During the Earth Day sermon, the Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope spoke on the critical need to stop plastic pollution in communities across the globe.

After the sermon, PPC Board Member Ann Luskey and PPC Managing Director Julia Cohen presented with assistance from PPC Youth Ambassadors Charlotte and Helena in the cathedral's Naive Theater. The group screened the short films 'Open Your Eyes' narrated by Jeff Bridges, 'Tough Truths About Plastic Pollution' a TED Talk by PPC co-founder and CEO Dianna Cohen, and 'There is No Away' from Bali to Komodo Island. Ann Luskey and Julia Cohen presented the facts about the global plastic pollution crisis, and what we all can do to participate and activate solutions.

Below: The Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope spoke on the need to stop plastic pollution on Earth Day.

Ann Luskey is mother of 3 and host mom of two Ghanaian students and is an ocean philanthropist and Commodore, committed to a healthy environment. She sits on the Executive Advisory Board of PPC.

Julia Cohen, native Californian and 20-year Washington resident, is mother of a rising 1st grader, and Manager Director of Plastic Pollution Coalition, where she is committed to a world free of single-use and disposable plastic.

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