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1st-ever Summit on St. John: Plastic-Free July

We are all facing the challenge of eliminating single-use plastic together: artists, educators, island dwellers, community activists, business owners/merchants, hospitality business operators, tourism promoters and event planners.

Join us for roundtable panels, global expert speakers, listening and dialogue sessions and field events. Free and open to the public!

DAY 1 | THURSDAY, JULY 27:

Opening session @ Westin Resort, Great Cruz Bay 9 a.m. – Noon

Snapshot | Current Plastic-Free Initiatives within the USVI/BVIs

Snapshot | Current Plastic-Free Initiatives & Programs Globally and Coastally

Roundtable | Current Challenges Preventing Plastic-Free Island Living

Afternoon Session @ Westin Resort | 1:30 – 4 p.m.

Recycling Challenges in an Island Setting
Allison Fraley, Solid Waste & Recycling Manager, Kauai, Hawaii
Making Your Big Event Plastic-Free
Plastic-Free Alternative Products for Restaurants, Retailers in the VI and Caribbean
CONCURRENT AFTERNOON LEARNING SESSIONS FOR YOUTH @ CINNAMON BAY

Thursday Evening Sessions:

6 p.m. | Informal Talk & Gathering @ St. John Brewing Tap Room (Mongoose Junction)
7:30-9 p.m. | Arts Community Gathering @ Bajo el Sol Gallery (Mongoose Junction)
DAY 2 | FRIDAY, JULY 28:
Morning session @ Westin Resort | 9 a.m. – Noon

Villa, Hotel and Resort Industry Challenges for Plastic-Free Living
CONCURRENT MORNING/MID-DAY EDUCATION SESSION @ CINNAMON BAY

Afternoon Session @ Coral Bay | 2 – 4 p.m.
Guy Benjamin Community Center (Coral Bay Community Council event)

Waste Management System Challenges in an Island Setting
Zero-Waste Plan for Coral Bay
Toward the Last Plastic Straw: How the Movement Began, Where it Stands, etc.
Friday Evening Sessions (Concurrent):

Movie Night at the Susannaberg Ruins: Screening of Straws! + Disney’s Oceans
Screening, Judging and Winners Named in “No Straw, Please” Video Competition
DAY 3 | SATURDAY, JULY 29:
Morning session | 10:30 – Noon @ Venue TBD

Plastic Recovery & Re-Use Technology & Strategies | Economic Development
Afternoon General Public Info Sessions @ Cinnamon Bay

(NOTE: All programming is flexible and subject to presenter/attendee availability + confirmed participation)

To register and attend a free session (or more), go to Eventbrite.