Speaker Suzanne Frazer received the 2008 Living Reef Award for going above and beyond to protect the reef and the 2012 Astrid and Donald Monson Community Action Award for outstanding community service.

The nonprofit organization Vegetarian Society of Hawaiʻi, Kauaʻi Chapter will be hosting a free public talk on “How to Get Plastic Out of Your Diet” by Suzanne Frazer on Sunday Nov. 3 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Kapaʻa 7th Day Adventist School at 1132 Kuhio Hwy, according to a VSH news release.

The public is also invited to attend a potluck vegan feast starting at 1 p.m. The vegan feast is free for those who bring a dish along with the recipe and ingredient list. Everyone else is welcome with a $10 donation. A $25 gift card from the Eat Healthy Cafe will be awarded for the best vegan dish.

Suzanne will discuss new information about food and plastic packaging. She will speak about plastic chemicals in our daily life and in the ocean and what impacts these chemicals have on our health. Suzanne will reveal how plastic gets more toxic once in the ocean from the accumulation of POPs (persistent organic pollutants) and how eating seafood can be detrimental to your health. Additionally, solutions will be presented, including how your everyday choices about what you eat and buy can make a difference in protecting your health, the environment and marine life. This inspirational talk will empower people with knowledge to make simple, easy changes to their lifestyle to protect their long-term health and that of our ocean planet.

Suzanne Frazer is the Co-Founder and President of Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign Hawaiʻi (B.E.A.C.H.), an award-winning nonprofit founded in 2006.

B.E.A.C.H. brings awareness and solutions to plastic marine debris through environmental education in schools and the community; marine debris removal and research; and plastic reduction/litter prevention campaigns.

The purpose of B.E.A.C.H. is to inspire actions on an individual and community level that reduce and prevent marine debris, resulting in protection for Hawaiʻi’s marine life, seabirds and ocean environment.

Suzanne received the 2008 Living Reef Award for going above and beyond to protect the reef and the 2012 Astrid and Donald Monson Community Action Award for outstanding community service. She is an educator with more than 30 years of experience, and has been invited to speak at schools and community organizations throughout Hawaiʻi. She was featured in the films “Plastic Tide” and “Bag It” and has appeared on 60 minutes Australia, BBC radio and various other TV news documentaries.

The Vegetarian Society of Hawaiʻi is a nonprofit volunteer organization founded in 1990 to promote human health, animal rights and protection of the environment by means of vegetarian education. It’s among the largest vegetarian/vegan societies in the nation.

Visit www.b-e-a-c-h.org or @beach_org (twitter and instagram) for more information on B.E.A.CH.

Visit https://www.vsh.org/kauai/ for more information on VSH Kaua‘i.