Social Media Entrepreneur Amanda Cerny, Actress Megan Good Host UN Concert For Plastic Pollution

first_imgRecently, the President of the UN General Assembly, María Fernanda Espinosa, along with the Governments of Antigua and Barbuda, and Norway, welcomed two new participants to the Play it Out concert, to be held in Antigua on June 1st, 2019.“Having dedicated my presidency to women and girls everywhere, it gives me immense pleasure that Meagan and Amanda, two very successful women, will co-host this important event,” noted President Espinosa.Celebrated actress Meagan Good has appeared in dozens of film and television productions, most recently the hit films Shazam and The Intruder. Amanda Cerny, meanwhile, is representative of ‘new media’ and has emerged in recent years as a leading global influencer, with over 35 million followers on social media.The Play It Out concert raises awareness for plastic pollution. This year’s 2019 headliners include Ashanti and Machel Montano, with additional sets of music from Cody Simpson, Rocky Dawuni, Nico and Vinz, Robin Schulz, St. Lucia, and Bomba Estero.“I am honored to serve as host for this vitally important event and initiative. Ridding our waters of plastic pollution and educating the world on the effects of nearly 13 million tons of plastics being dumped into our waters yearly is crucial,” states Good. “Fish, seabirds, sea turtles, and marine mammals can become entangled in or ingest plastic debris, causing suffocation, starvation, and drowning. Plastic affects human health. Toxic chemicals leach out of plastic and are found in the blood and tissue of nearly all of us. Exposure to them is linked to cancers, birth defects, impaired immunity, endocrine disruption and other ailments,” elaborated Good.Cerny added, “Single-use plastics are devastating our oceans and our planet. As individuals we can choose to either contribute to the problem or take action to protect our natural world. I’m excited to be co-hosting Play it Out and to use my platform as a UN Environment Ambassador to raise awareness surrounding the impact of our consumption and help win the battle against plastic pollution.”A free concert, Play it Out will include an audience of up to 20,000 at the Sir Vivian Richards National Stadium in Antigua. Live streaming will be available and broadcast across social media.last_img read more