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Education and Outreach

As part of the SPC's education and outreach, it holds several in-person and online meetings and educational events a year. The SPC believes it will require collaboration throughout the supply chain to affect the change needed to realize sustainable packaging. As a result, the SPC continually looks for opportunities to advance its mission through participation in and hosting of conferences and meetings.

 

SPC September Open Forum — Industry and Government: Keeping the Sea "Free of Debris" Together



Tuesday, September 13
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

A brief overview of the NOAA Marine Debris Program, its resources, and opportunities for collaboration. The presentation will include ways to easily incorporate marine debris messaging into your company, and examples of current and successful industry partnerships. There will be a discussion following the presentation around potential interest in forming a SPC member working group on this topic or developing a SPC project.


Presenters
Nancy Wallace, Director, NOAA Marine Debris Program
Megan Forbes, National Communications Coordinator, NOAA Marine Debris Program

Nancy Wallace is the Director for the NOAA Marine Debris Program. Her previous positions at NOAA included working for the Special Projects Division and the Policy, Planning and Analysis Divisions of the National Ocean Service. In these roles she focused on regional ocean governance in the Gulf of Mexico and Mid-Atlantic regions, facilitation, and strategic planning, and providing legislative and policy support. Before coming to NOAA, Nancy worked for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. She received a master’s degree in Marine Policy from the University of Miami and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Fairfield University in Connecticut.

Megan Forbes is the National Communications Coordinator for the NOAA Marine Debris Program, where she focuses on strategic partnerships and communication efforts. Megan joined NOAA in 2005 after four years at the National Aquarium in Baltimore in the Conservation Department. She has a sincere interest in marine debris issues through her current work as well as her previous work with marine mammals and sea turtles. Megan has also applied this interest to restoration efforts in wetland habitats throughout the Chesapeake Bay. Megan holds a B.S. in Neuroscience from Allegheny College in Pennsylvania along with a concentration in marine biology and marine mammal studies from the Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment in North Carolina.  


To Attend
SPC contacts from member companies are emailed the call information three weeks before the call. If you are part of a member company and would like to attend the call but did not receive the information, please contact us and we will send it to you.