FW: REMINDER: What Can Anthropology teach us about the Ocean Plastics Crisis?

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Register for launch of Practicing Anthropology spring issue on preventing plastic pollution. Remote launch is 8:00 am tomorrow.  Register even if you can't attend because you will automatically receive the video recording. Registration link below.

Laurie Krieger 

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Subject: REMINDER: What Can Anthropology teach us about the Ocean Plastics Crisis?


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Celebrating Practicing Anthropology's
Spring 2023 Issue: Plastics


There's still time to register!

Join us tomorrow to celebrate the Spring 2023 edition of Practicing Anthropology, a publication of the Society for Applied Anthropology. The issue is dedicated to plastic waste and features the work of USAID’s Clean Cities, Blue Ocean—the Agency’s flagship program to address ocean plastic pollution—and several of its research partners. Social scientists have not traditionally focused on the topic of solid waste management and plastic waste research. However, waste presents enormous opportunities for interdisciplinary study and action—to protect our environment and address social inequalities related to the collection and treatment of waste.

USAID Clean Cities, Blue Ocean employs a holistic approach to addressing ocean plastic pollution, acknowledging that there is no single solution to prevent environmental leakage. An essential part of that approach involves social and behavior change research to reduce, reuse, and recycle plastic waste. Social and behavior change research helps policy makers understand which behaviors a population can and is willing to do—and what is difficult for people to do—in order to support their efforts strengthening waste management systems. Presenters will share how their research is helping to identify very specifically what issues must be addressed and how.

When: May 10, 2023 (Wednesday) 

  • 7:00 - 8:00 AM (Lima, UTC -5)
  • 8:00 - 9:00 AM (Santo Domingo; New York, UTC -4)
  • 7:00 - 8:00 PM (Hanoi; Jakarta, UTC +7)
  • 8:00 - 9:00 PM (Manila, UTC +8)



  • Clare Romanik, U.S. Agency for International Development, Lead Ocean Plastics and Urban Advisor
  • Lisa J Hardy, Ph.D., Editor of Practicing Anthropology; Northern Arizona University 
  • Laurie Krieger, Ph.D., USAID Clean Cities, Blue Ocean, Social and Behavior Change and Gender Director
  • Mohamed Ibrahim and Azhoora Ahmed, Soneva Namoona
  • Heide Kerber, ISOE-Institute for Social-Ecological Research
  • Mizna Mohammad, Ph.D., The Small Islands Geographic Society
  • Shellemai Roa, Project Zacchaeus
  • Kathleen Skoczen, Ph.D., Southern Connecticut State University

Join to also watch a special showing of the Small Island Geographic Society's docu-series following households' journeys to make more sustainable choices at home.



Register to join live or receive a link to watch on-demand after the program airs.

This webinar will be delivered in English, with closed captioning available in Bahasa Indonesian, Filipino, Spanish, and Vietnamese.



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