PPC Webinar | Plastic-Free Pet Care: Safeguarding the Health of Our Furry Friends

February 16, 2023 , 5:00 pm 6:00 pm EST

PPC Webinar: Plastic-Free Pet Care: Safeguarding the Health of 
Our Furry Friends

Date: Thursday, February 16
Time: 2-3 pm PT | 5-6 pm ET
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Did you know that plastic can be harmful to your pet’s health? From plastic toys to disposable food containers and poop bags, plastic pet care items are everywhere. Science has established links between exposure to plastic chemicals and a range of diseases in humans—and many of the same risks apply to our furry, feathered, and scaly friends!

During our February 16, 2023, webinar, we will discuss the health hazards of plastics used in pet care products. We’ll also provide tips and tricks for finding plastic-free alternatives and explore the impacts of plastic waste on the environment and how we can reduce our plastic footprint as we care for our animal friends. Whether you’re a new pet owner or a seasoned pro, this webinar is for anyone who wants to learn more about how to provide the best possible care for their furry, feathered, or scaly pals, while also taking better care of our planet.

Joining us will be Dr. Arlene Blum, Founder & Executive Director, Green Science Policy Institute; Dr. Marty Goldstein, Veterinarian & Author, The Spirit of Animal Healing; and Tracy Rosensteel, Founder, Pooch Paper LLC. The webinar will be moderated by Dianna Cohen, Co-Founder and CEO, Plastic Pollution Coalition.


Dr. Arlene Blum
Founder & Executive Director
Green Science Policy Institute

Arlene Blum PhD, biophysical chemist, author, and mountaineer is Executive Director of the Green Science Policy Institute and a Research Associate at UC Berkeley. The Institute’s scientific research and policy work with government and business has contributed to preventing the use of harmful chemicals in products worldwide. 

Blum led the first American­ and all-women’s ­ascent of Annapurna I, considered one of the world’s most dangerous and difficult mountains, co-led the first women’s team to climb Denali; completed the Great Himalayan Traverse across the mountain regions of Bhutan, Nepal, and India; and hiked the length of the European Alps with her baby daughter on her back. She is the author of Annapurna: A Woman’s Place and Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life. Blum’s awards include a 2022 Honorary Doctorate from the University of San Francisco, honorary membership in the American Alpine Club, and induction into the California Hall of Fame. 

Dr. Marty Goldstein(1)
Dr. Marty Goldstein
Veterinarian & Author
The Spirit of Animal Healing

Dr. Marty Goldstein earned his DVM from Cornell University in 1973. He was certified by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society in 1977 and was one of the founding members of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association. Over the last four plus decades, Dr. Marty has given seminars on alternative therapies worldwide and has appeared on numerous regional and national radio and television programs, including the Oprah Winfrey Show, the Martha Show, and Good Morning America. He is also the author of The Nature of Animal Healing, first published in 1999. It received excellent reviews and has continued to sell consistently ever since. He has completed the sequel, The Spirit of Animal Healing, which was published February 2021. For 6 years, he hosted his own weekly program, “Ask Martha’s Vet with Dr Marty” on Martha Stewart’s Sirius/XM satellite radio network.

Dr. Marty, his wife and three daughters share their lives with dogs, cats, parakeets, chickens, two horses, and a bunny named Pork Chop in a very happy home.

Tracy Rosensteel
Tracy Rosensteel
Pooch Paper LLC

Tracy Rosensteel has worked over 23 years on Wall Street selling and supporting mission-critical trading floor technology. The first 10 years were spent supporting the trading infrastructure at the Chicago Board of Trade, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and the Board Options Exchange. In 2007, she moved to NYC and opened her own 15-person firm that she ran until 2016, where she sold the balance of her contracts. While much of her career was spent in high-pressure environments, Tracy would consider her “side hustles” the initiatives which capture her heart.

In 2011, Tracy created, produced, directed, and hosted an award-winning travel television series about people around the globe who live their lives in pursuit of their dreams. Originally airing on PBS nationwide for four years, In Pursuit of Passion can now be found streaming on Amazon. Tracy actively authors and illustrates children’s books and plays and most recently launched Pooch Paper, inspired by her passion for protecting the environment and her love for her “man about town” French Bulldog named Indiana Jones.