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Tierney Thys | Creating Sustainable Textiles

September 29, 2020

1:00 pm to 1:45 pm EST

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09/29/2020 1:00 pm 09/29/2020 1:45 pm Europe/London Tierney Thys | Creating Sustainable Textiles -

Tierney Thys | Creating Sustainable Textiles

Join Dr. Tierney Thys to learn more about sustainable textiles and how work and attention in this sphere can help support small industries and indigenous communities making natural Fiber products, and ensuring less plastics are entering our ocean. Tierney is a National Geographic Explorer, marine biologist, Research Associate at the California Academy of Sciences and an independent filmmaker. She serves on the board of Think Beyond Plastic (TBP)—a global leader in advancing solutions to plastic pollution through innovation and entrepreneurship. TBP is developing the ecosystem for bio-based bio-benign materials, new packaging design, manufacturing processes, consumer and business products. After receiving her PhD studying biomechanics, Dr. Thys served for 10 years as Director of Research at Sea Studios Foundation—producers of the award-winning six-part PBS documentary series Strange Days on Planet Earth. This series, which focused on global environmental challenges including climate change, overfishing and plastic pollution, whetted her desire to find solutions. Her current research projects include tracking marine megafauna with satellite tags to reduce bycatch, quantifying the role nature plays in human well-being and environmental decision-making through neuroimaging, providing nature to nature-deprived populations specifically the incarcerated and producing a narrative film on long term solutions to plastic pollution.

September 29, 2020

1:00 pm to 1:45 pm EST

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