Objects Are More Toxic Than They Appear: Legacy and the Art of Chris Jordan
Monday, October 7
1:15PM - 1:35PM
Austin Convention Center Exhibit Hall 1 - Entrance
Cigarette butts are the number one littered item found on America’s beaches and waterways. Littered butts leach toxic chemicals and carcinogens, contaminate water sources, are poisonous to wildlife and are made of cellulose acetate, a type of plastic that does not readily biodegrade. That's why Legacy, a national public health non-profit dedicated to reducing tobacco use in the U.S., partnered with renowned artist and cultural activist Chris Jordan to illustrate the problem of cigarette litter.
Sarah Shank (Senior Manager, Communications, Legacy) will talk briefly about this piece of art by Chris Jordan, the issue of cigarette butt litter, and the work of Legacy. The artwork will be on display outside EH 1 entrance on the 1st floor of the Austin Convention Center throughout SXSW Eco.
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