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    “The Plasticene” is topic of Talk by Henry N. Mooney at Ojai Library, Wednesday, September 18 at 6 pm

    “The Plasticene” is topic of Talk by Henry N. Mooney at Ojai Library, Wednesday, September 18 at 6 pm

    Ojai Library


    (Ojai, CA – September 9, 2019) An environmental consultant, Henry N. Mooney will discuss the direct links between plastics and fossil fuels, and the pitfalls of a throw-away society on Wednesday, September 18 at the Ojai Library. The event is free and open to the public. The event is presented by the County of Ventura and the Ventura County Library. It will begin at 6 pm.


    After an extensive tri-continental educational career, travel, and research, Henry is determined to showcase the pitfalls of both the mass production and mass consumption of instantly disposable plastics, illuminating the less-commonly discussed missing pieces of the argument through every phase of a plastic’s life cycle. Most literature and media coverage regarding plastics explores its effects exclusively on the natural environment or the cultural aspect of a throw-away economy. Though noble, these perspectives often ignore other vital components comprising the argument against the mass production and consumption of disposable polymers. 


    Henry speaks out about the infrequently discussed social and economic implications of our global reliance on plastics. He delves further into the hidden social and economic costs of our massive plastic footprint, connecting plastics to fossil fuel industries, resource conflict, petrodollar volatility, the destruction of ecosystem services, and perpetuating instant gratification in consumer behavior. 


    About Henry N. Mooney…

    Currently, Henry works for an environmental consulting firm in Ojai, CA. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies (New York), and a Master’s Degree in Sustainable Development (South Africa), focusing in renewables. The field research component for the Master’s Degree involved a site visit to the Lake Turkana Wind Power Project, in Kenya, to investigate the social impacts of large-scale energy projects. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D., the research component for which will focus on marine resource management and offshore energy. He has recently finished writing a book on the economic implications of plastics and has been the keynote speaker on an internationally distributed KPBS broadcast in San Diego, focusing on sustainable energy and water resource management. 


    A talk by Henry N. Mooney
    Wednesday, September 18 at 6 PM
    Ojai Library
    111 E. Ojai Avenue in Ojai
    For more information call 805-646-1639


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