Greenburgh Nature Center To Present Student's Documentary

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Greenburgh Nature Center hosts an art exhibit created Westchester students to promote awareness about how many plastic bags are on the loose in the environment. Photo Credit: Limerence Magazine

GREENBURGH, N.Y. --  The Greenburgh Nature Center will be displaying an environmental documentary created by Westchester high school students called “One Camera, Two Hours: How Many Plastic Bags,” beginning on Saturday, March 1 at 4:30 p.m.

The student-led documentary campaign is based on the original project by Cary Chapman, a student at Pleasantville High School. "One Camera, Two Hours" aims to raise awareness about the pervasive environmental issue concerning single-use plastic bags and encourage the use of reusable shopping bags.

Single-use plastic bags have impacted land and marine life across the planet. Plastic bags and other litter have become a persistent part of the landscape that people do not see. This documentary was created to show just how many plastic bags are on the loose in the Westchester community. 

Students who participated in this project spent two hours walking around their communities to count, record and pick up all the single-use shopping bags they saw littering their communities.

The artwork that will be on display is the visual representation of each student’s two hour journey. Students will have the opportunity to speak about their experiences at the event.

The exhibit is free to attend on Saturday, March 1 and will be displayed through Wednesday, April 30. Admittance to the exhibit starting Sunday, March 2 is included with the GNC admission fee. Entry is free for members.

For more information, visit the Greenburgh Nature Center website here

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