Plastics And Their Effect On Our Bodies And Our Environment

Apr 21, 2021

Over the past 50 years, the rise of single use materials, especially plastics, have changed the way we live our lives. But how have they affected our bodies? Here to discuss plastic waste and what we can do to clean up our rivers, oceans, and tundra are ONC Natural Resources Technician Kara Black, and Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission Communications and Outreach Coordinator Terese Schomogyi.

For more information on Earth Week Events, visit the Bethel Earth Week 2021 Facebook Page.

  • To contribute to the Earth Week Banner, visit the Cultural Center parking lot from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday (4/19) to Friday (4/23).
  • The annual Clean Up Green Up event starts tomorrow and runs through mid-July. Participants have the chance to win a Nintendo Switch. Bags will be available through ONC.
  • Thursday, April 22 at 6 p.m., ONC will host a screening of "The Shadow of Gold," a documentary on gold mining, with a panel discussion to follow at the Cultural Center.
  • To participate in the Earth Week Art Contest, email your submissions to by Friday, April 23.

If you're curious about how plastics are created, used and disposed of, watch this video.