films for the planet a plastic ocean event sustainable lifestyle zero waste, plastic free oceanIn celebration of Earth Day 2018, Films for the Planet has partnered with Blue Ocean Network to focus attention on creating a plastic free ocean by presenting a free online streaming of the film A Plastic Ocean on April 20-24, 2018. A Plastic Ocean, is described by renown conservationist, David Attenborough as “one of the most important films of our time.”



To view A Plastic Ocean, attendees can sign up online at to become a free member. People then have access to the FFP membership site. Once they register they are directed to go to the MEMBERS CIRCLE to receive the free 4-day access code to stream A Plastic Ocean on demand, along with Educational Materials, Discussion Guidelines and additional helpful links and Blue Ocean Network resources.


FREE LIVE WEBINAR With Bestselling Author Bea Johnson

Bea Johnson author zero waste home sustainable lifestyle green livingAs part of the Earth Day theme, FFP founder Thea LaGrou will host a live Zero Waste Living webinar on Friday April 20 at 10 am PT with Bea Johnson, bestselling author of Zero Waste Home. Blue Ocean Network’s co-founder Laurie Wilson will join with Bea Johnson for this important event. The webinar is a FaceBook event that will be live-streamed on the FFP FaceBook page. Join the online conversation at 10am PT, – 1pm ET.

Laurie-J-Wilson-(1)-©-Robert-Frerck-about-us our foundersThe free webinar will connect participants to the importance of the ocean to life itself and the imperative for humanity, to shift away from our throw-away plastic lifestyle in order to protect our shared life support system.

Participants will hear about other creatives whose observations have gone viral, inspiring grassroot actions that are helping wean us from single use plastic and towards a zero waste lifestyle.

Through the lens of A Plastic Ocean, participants will learn how consumers will benefit from following the ‘5 R’s’ of zero waste, that lead to better human health and savings in time and money. Participants will leave with many practical solutions to live simply, but stylishly, while reducing waste, saving marine life and protecting our food and water supply.


About Films For The Planet –

Films For The Planet is a streaming online media platform featuring the best in environmental and social action films. As part of its Earth Day 2018 theme, FFP is offering free viewings of A Plastic Ocean. For more information visit

About Bea Johnson –

Bea Johnson and her family are dedicated to living a Zero Waste lifestyle in which they generate a mere one quart of waste per year. Through her blog and with her book, Zero Waste Home, Bea inspires a growing international community to live simply and take a stance against needless waste. Her passion and positive outlook have made her a spokesperson for the Zero Waste lifestyle or, as The New York Times puts it: “The Priestess of Waste-Free Living”. Find Bea at

About Blue Ocean Network & Creating a Plastic Free Ocean

Blue Ocean is an ocean news site and community platform for global citizens and ocean travelers who share a mutual love and enjoyment of water.  A growing and engaged group of ocean-conscious consumers, this community understands that our health, our economies and our lifestyles are inextricably linked to the health of our life support system, the ocean.  Scientist or student, entrepreneur or activist, creative or academic, these ocean people want to protect what they love.  As informed ocean influencers, they look to vote with their dollars, share what they learn, and support each other to take action to protect and regenerate our blue planet.  Join the community, meet like-minded ocean citizens, and stay in the know with weekly Ocean Updates and to find out how you can help to create a Plastic Free Ocean.

By Robert Frerck, Blue Ocean Network


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