Whole Foods Market, the nation’s leading natural and organic grocer, which plans to open its doors to the Fairfield community late this Spring (you can count on us to fill you in about that!), is sponsoring a screening of the new, award-winning environmental documentary Bag It at the Fairfield Earth Day Celebration on April 30 at 11:30am. Whole Foods Market representatives will be on hand distributing reusable shopping bags and baby spruce trees.
Bag It follows “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he tries to make sense of our dependence on plastic bags. Although his quest starts out small, Jeb soon learns that not only has this has led to the formation of a floating island of plastic debris in the Pacific Ocean more than twice the size of Texas, but that the problem extends past landfills to oceans, rivers and ultimately human health.
The film explores these issues and identifies how our daily reliance on plastic threatens not only waterways and marine life, but human health, too. Two of the most common plastic additives are endocrine disruptors, which have been shown to link to cancer, diabetes, autism, attention deficit disorder, obesity and infertility. This year’s Earth Day event will feature an array of exhibitors from local residents and organizations to businesses that are leading and supporting green initiatives which are laying the ground work and creating a green infrastructure in Fairfield. Visitors can mingle with Exhibitors offering services and information on energy, health, the environment, garden & home. The Fairfield Earth Day Celebration will be at Fairfield Warde High School at 755 Melville Avenue. For more information go to www.fairfieldearthday.org.
Whole Foods Market: Fairfield will open late-Spring 2011 at 350 Grasmere Avenue in Fairfield, Connecticut.