Learn why plastic bags are problematic for the environment, where they end up, and what can be done about them during the Conservation Café  “Bag the Plastic: the Effects of Plastic Bags on the Environment” Friday, November 6, at the Greenburgh Public Library.

Speakers for the program will include:

•    Patti Wood, co-founder and Executive Director of Grassroots Environmental Education, who will discuss the problems plastic bags posse for the environment;

•    Anne Bobroff-Hajal, member of Eco-Neighbors in White Plains, who will present research she has conducted on the impact plastic bag legislation has had on various local communities;

•    Catherine Parker, Westchester County Legislator, who will discuss proposed legislation for a plastic bag ban for Westchester County;

•    Nancy Seligson, Supervisor of the Town of Mamaroneck, who will highlight actions that individual communities can take to “ditch the plastic.”

A panel discussion with a question-and-answer session will follow the formal presentations.

The program runs from 8:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. 

The Greenburgh Public Library is located at 300 Tarrytown Rd, Elmsford, NY 10523.

Admission is free. Pre-registration is requested at bagtheplastic.eventbrite.com.

Conservation Café offers a forum for constructive dialogue about current environmental issues and is sponsored by Federated Conservationists of Westchester County, Grassroots Environmental Education, Greenburgh Nature Center, Mianus River Gorge, Pace University, Teatown Lake Reservation, Westchester County Parks, and Westchester Land Trust.