5 Gyres Bike Tour to Stop at UNCW

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Wilmington, N.C. - The 5 Gyres Last Straw Plastic Pollution Solutions Bike Tour includes an 11:30 a.m., Nov. 1 pit stop at the UNCW Amphitheater.

The 1,400-mile tour promotes awareness of marine plastic pollution, according to Bonnie Monteleone, Department of Chemistry staff member and a contributor to "The Plastic Ocean Project." The tour riders are en route to Charleston, S.C., from Boston, and they've incorporated the UNCW pit stop into their trip.

Planned campus activities on Nov. 1:

  • 11:30 a.m. welcome rally at UNCW Amphitheater with musical performance by Jason Andre
  • 7:30 p.m. showing of "Plasticized: An Ocean Catastrophe" film, Dobo Hall, Room 134


Media Contact: Andrea Weaver, Office of University Relations, 910.962.7631 or weavera@uncw.edu.