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Malibu Library Speaker Series: Marcus Eriksen


The Malibu Library Speaker Series presents Marcus Eriksen at Malibu Library on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at 7:00 PM.

Marcus Eriksen lectures on marine conservation, especially the impact of plastics on the world's oceans, breaking down the complexity of stakeholder objectives and identifying common ground and actionable solutions. He's led more than 20 expeditions through the 5 Gyres Institute exploring and researching the world's oceans.

As the co-founder of LEAP LAB, he also lectures on biophilia, and the role of art and science to achieve urban resilience.

In 2017, Beacon Press published Eriksen's book Junk Raft, about sailing across the Pacific on a raft made from 15,000 plastic bottles tied in old fishing nets stuffed under a Cessna 310 Aircraft. Eriksen and his team called the raft JUNK, and the purpose of the 88-day, 2,600-mile voyage was to build awareness and help build a movement to save our seas from plastic pollution. Booklist said, "Eriksen's work is a much-needed wake-up call for the public to pressure politicians to finally tackle an often-overlooked but deadly form of pollution."

RSVPs are required.

RSVP online here or call Malibu Library at 310-456-6438.

Wed, November 29, 2017


Melissa Stallings

Phone: 310-456-6438


Malibu Library

23519 W. Civic Center Way
Malibu, CA 90265

Phone: (310) 456-6438
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