Fundraiser for Plastic Research in the Ocean & Screening of Mini-Documentry About Plastic Bags in NYC

Thursday, May 30th  6:30-9:00pm Fundraiser for Plastic Research in the Ocean & Screening of Mini-Documentary About Plastic Bags in NYC

Jennie Romer, founder of, will be sailing across part of the Atlantic Ocean in June (from Bermuda to Rhode Island) on a 72-foot sail boat with The 5 Gyres Institute to study single-use plastic pollution that has made its way from land to the middle of the ocean.  Jennie needs to raise $3000 for a spot on the boat and is thus holding this fundraiser.

Click here for more info about Jennie's voyage & fundraising:

We will also be screening a mini-documentry about plastic bags in NYC and the filmmakers will also be in attendance.

Location:  Tutu’s Brooklyn, 25 Bogart Street, Brooklyn (2 blocks from the Morgan stop off the L train)

7:15pm:  screening of short film about 5Gyres voyages

7:30pm:  screening of "The Immortal Plastic Bag", a mini-documentary about plastic bags in NYC

7:45pm:  PowerPoint presentation by Jennie Romer about plastic bag laws

8:00pm:  Q&A with the mini-doc filmmakers & Jennie

8:30pm:  silent auction & raffle with prizes from prizes from ChicoBag, Jai Yoga Arts, Mothering Mother Bags, Big Tree Bottles, Tutu's, local artists, and more.

View the facebook invite here:

Please RSVP via the fb event page or if you're not on fb RSVP to

If you would like to donate something to the silent auction/raffle, please let Jennie know (art, gift certificates - anything would be greatly appreciated).