The Kent Energy and Environmental Task Force will hold its next "It Matters" film and lecture series program Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Kent.

The documentary film "Bag It -- Is Your Life Too Plastic?" will be screened at the Kent School's Dickinson Auditorium on Route 341.

"This film will launch our winter mini series focusing on plastics and packaging. We hope to have people thinking about recycling in a new way," said Karren Garrity, organizer of the event.

In addition, she added, "We will be working with South Kent School environmental science students on a town initiative to greatly reduce the use of plastic bags in Kent."

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