Sustainability Roundtable: Gina Bergner on Ocean Pollution

When Sep 27, 2022
from 04:00 PM to 04:50 PM
Where Microsoft Teams
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Contact Phone (502) 529-1602
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Ocean Trash: 5.25 Trillion Pieces and Counting, but Big Questions Remain |  National Geographic Society

Join the UofL Sustainability Council for our Fall Sustainability Roundtable series on alternate Tuesdays from 4:00-4:50pm (8/30, 9/13, 9/27, 10/18, 11/1, 11/15, 11/29).

We continue the fall series Sept. 27th, with our special guest, Gina Bergner, Environmental Protection Specialist and Program Manager at US Coast Guard Headquarters (retired). While working for the US Coast Guard, Gina served as an R&D Program Manager, and a subject matter expert on US delegations to technical meetings of the Arctic Council, the UN International Maritime Organization (MO), and the UN Environmental Programme (UNEP).

Her areas of expertise include: (1) invasive species; (2) graywater and sewage from ships; (3) international and domestic marine garbage regulations; (4) marine debris, including abandoned, lost, and discarded fishing gear (ALDFG) and derelict fish aggregating devices (FAD); (5) international and domestic policy on marine plastic litter; and (6) closed loop/circular economy for plastics.

No pre-registration is required. The format is a 30-40 minute presentation from a variety of speakers throughout the year, followed by 20-30 minutes of open discussion. Anyone with an interest in sustainability can give talks at the speaker series and participate in the audience, including faculty, staff, students, practitioners, teachers, government officials, and members of the public. If you would like to give a presentation, or would like to hear a particular speaker, please contact Tamara Sluss.