P&P Live! Hannah Testa-Taking on the Plastics Crisis—with Xiye Bastida and Deborah Taylor

Upcoming Event
Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 7:00pm

Join us for an Earth Day discussion with teen activist and environmentalist Hannah Testa, whose work is advancing the sustainability practices of the government and big business with a focus on limiting single use plastics. Finding her passion at a young age for protecting people, wildlife, and the planet, Hannah is an outspoken advocate for using education, policy work, and her own voice to bring about change. She will be joined in conversation with Xiye Bastida, a fellow climate change activist, and moderator Deborah Taylor, to celebrate Mother Earth and discuss how we all can do our part to reduce our environmental footprint on the planet. This is the second in our series with the Pocket Change Collective.

The event is free to attend, however, we encourage attendees to consider book purchases for themselves or for donation (or both!) when they register for the event. Book donation recipient is The School Without Walls at Francis-Stevens located in Washington, DC. As a school community SWWF-S focuses on environmental stewardship with a school garden, school wide composting and a recycling program. For three consecutive years (2017-2019), the school's Student Sustainability Corps (SSC) won first place in a Caring for Our Watershed competition including, most recently, for their project to cut back on single-use plastic tableware at school.

Hannah Testa is a sustainability advocate, international speaker, and founder of Hannah4Change, an organization dedicated to fighting issues that harm the planet. She has partnered with politicians to successfully approve legislation to protect the Earth's oceans by limiting single-use plastics like straws, bags, and utensils. She has been featured in Parade magazine, Teen Vogue, Goop, USA Today, and has appeared on CNN and Good Morning America.

Xiye Bastida is an 18 year-old Climate Justice Activist. She is an organizer with Fridays For Future and the co-founder of Re-Earth Initiative, an international youth led organization that focuses on highlighting the intersectionality of the climate crisis. She was born in Mexico and was raised as part of the Otomi-Toltec Indigenous community. She is the recipient of the UN Spirit award for the year 2018 and currently attends the University of Pennsylvania.

Deborah D. Taylor recently retired from the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, MD. She has chaired and served on many American Library Association committees and on the National Book Awards Jury for Young People’s Literature. She was named the 2015 recipient of the Coretta Scott King/Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement. She is a reviewer and an adjunct professor teaching young adult literature at the University of Maryland, College of Information Studies.

Ages 12 and up

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Taking on the Plastics Crisis (Pocket Change Collective) Cover Image
By Hannah Testa, Ashley Lukashevsky (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780593223338
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Penguin Workshop - October 13th, 2020

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