Spreading the word about plastic pollution prevention at Leashless Brewing


On Aug. 17, Maripaula Valdez-Berris, our new staff member presented at Leashless Brewing, the all-organic and environmentally sound craft brewery, during their speaker series. This was a great opportunity to engage the public and spread community awareness on the importance of research, education, policy and citizen science to reduce plastic from entering the ocean. Maripuala’s talk followed Dr. Clare Steel from Cal State Channel Islands from the Department of Environmental Science and Resource Management. Guests and speakers mingled after the presentation to learn more about MERITO Foundation and to find out about ways in which they can contribute to protecting our environment and oceans.