Events

PBK Detroit Event Gallery

There are no in-person events scheduled at this time because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for social distancing. We hope to begin scheduling in-person events as soon as possible.

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Virtual presentation on “Style and Sustainability: How Fashion Harms the Environment and What You Can Do About It”

Wednesday, September 29, 7 p.m.

Please join us for a virtual presentation by PSA-PBK board member Moira Tamayo on how fashion harms the environment.

 

Did you know that the average American adult buys 68 pieces of clothing per year, up from 12 pieces 40 years ago? That it takes 2,700 liters of water to make a single T shirt? That fibers resulting from washing clothes have been estimated to comprise up to 35% of primary microplastics in marine environments? Our clothing consumption has a huge effect on the environment. Yet, you can love clothes and fashion and still reduce your environmental footprint. In this talk, Moira Tamayo tells you how to accomplish this, and how to find better alternatives.

Moira Tamayo is a 30-year veteran of corporate marketing and communications, primarily in the area of electronic payments. She was born in Argentina and has also lived in Mexico. Venezuela, Puerto Rico, New York, Miami, and Cincinnati before relocating to Seattle in 2017. In 2019 she started an MA in biology at Miami University of Ohio, in partnership with Woodland Park Zoo. Her research in this program has focused on clothing sustainability. She hopes to finish her degree this December and to leverage her business experience to inspire the conservation of our environment.

Please email pugetsoundpbk@gmail.com to register for this event. A Zoom link will be sent to you closer to the event date.

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If you have any questions about our events, please email Linda Willenberg at lwillenberg@comcast.net or call her at 425-641-1606.