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Event

Engaging Local Communities across North America to Reduce Marine Litter

Online

March 5, 2024
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Public

We know that 80% of marine litter originates on land. Since 2017, the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) has been raising awareness, supporting local action, and developing tools to address the problem of land-based marine litter in North America. During this webinar, the CEC will present tools available to help communities, cities, and organizations take action locally and raise public awareness about the journey of litter to the ocean. Participants will also hear how three communities in Canada, Mexico and the United States have taken action to reduce marine litter in their communities. This webinar will be delivered in English and Spanish, with simultaneous interpretation to English, French and Spanish.

Marine Litter Webinar

Agenda

Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)

1:00 pm-1:05 pm

Welcoming Remarks

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Lucie Robidoux
Head of Ecosystems Unit, Commission for Environmental Cooperation

1:05 pm-1:15 pm

The CEC’s work on marine litter prevention

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Lucie Robidoux
Head of Ecosystems Unit, Commission for Environmental Cooperation

1:15 pm-1:45 pm

North American communities taking action to reduce marine litter

Chelsea M. Rochman
Head of Operations and Program Lead of Scientific Programming and Application, U of T Trash Team, and Assistant Professor in Ecology at University of Toronto

José Tello
Water Director, Centro de Estudios e Investigación en Asuntos Públicos

Jennifer Wendt
Plastic Waste Reduction Campaign Manager, Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative (MRCTI)

1:45 pm-1:55 pm

Question and answer period

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Lucie Robidoux
Head of Ecosystems Unit, Commission for Environmental Cooperation

1:55 pm-2:00 pm

Closing Remarks

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Lucie Robidoux
Head of Ecosystems Unit, Commission for Environmental Cooperation

Contact

Lucie Robidoux
Head of Unit, Ecosystems
(514) 350-4311