The 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 3rd November, 2019 from 2pm to 3pm at the Kapaʻa 7th Day Adventist School, 1132 Kuhio Highway, Kapaʻa. The public is also invited to attend a potluck vegan feast starting at 1pm. 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.

In her talk, Suzanne will discuss shocking 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. Most importantly, 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, sea birds 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. Suzanne is an educator with over 30 years 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 not-for-profit 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.

For more information about B.E.A.C.H.: www.b-e-a-c-h.org
@beach_org (twitter and instagram)

For more information about VSH Kauaʻi: https://www.vsh.org/kauai/

Suzanne Frazer, photo from The Vegetarian Society of Hawaiʻi Kauaʻi Chapter.