Unveiling the Impacts of Oil and Gas Exports Webinar Series Recordings

A 5-part webinar series that delves into the detrimental consequences of expanding oil and gas export infrastructure on the Gulf Coast of the United States: Learn about the health impacts, racial injustices, interfaith perspectives, consumer impacts, and Indigenous insights in these recorded webinars.

About the content: What does your immediate environment have to do with the function of your immune system? More than you think. Environmental Medicine doctor Zandra Palma MD explains why you should take the plastic lid off of your coffee cup and suggests four other small habits that can drastically improve the health of your immune system as well as that of our planet.

This talk was given at TEDx Dalt Villa in Ibiza, Spain in March 2023. The video was subsequently censored by TED, released on a private link, and accompanied by a statement discrediting the science and the speaker. Read more about the ban here. Read about the speaker, Zandra Palmer, MD, here.


In Beat the Bead, 5 Gyres provides information about the prevalence of plastic microbeads, which are in everyday cosmetic products. It discusses their presence as major marine plastic pollutants and how they adversely affect our health.

Explore the California Coastal Commission’s Resources for California Educators to help students understand and address plastic pollution—including programs and resources, streaming videos, an interagency education network, and events calendar.

More than eight million tonnes of plastic is thrown away each year and washed out to sea.  It takes centuries to break down. It’s eaten by marine creatures. And it’s in our food chain. Your seafood supper may have a synthetic garnish. Scientists just don’t know what effects it has on our health.

Sky Ocean Rescue is doing something about it. Watch their documentary, A Plastic Tide!

ALBATROSS is a powerful visual journey into the heart of a gut-wrenching environmental tragedy. On one of the remotest islands on Earth, tens of thousands of albatross chicks lie dead on the ground, their bodies filled with plastic. Returning to the island over several years, Chris and his filming team witnessed cycles of birth, life, and death of these magnificent creatures as a multi-layered metaphor for our times. ALBATROSS walks us through the fire of horror and grief, facing the immensity of this tragedy — and our own complicity — head on. And in this process, we find an unexpected route to a deeply felt experience of beauty and love for the miracle of life on Earth. Stepping outside the stylistic templates of traditional environmental or documentary films, ALBATROSS takes viewers on a lyrical guided tour into the depths of their own spirits, delivering a profound message of reverence and renewal that is already reaching an audience of millions of people around the world.