Connect with your community and the environment at ILACSD’s first ever ‘World without Water: Solution to Pollution’ event series! We will explore, honor, and celebrate our most precious resource: WATER. Activating the water warrior in all of us, this two-part series begins with a film screening plus a panel discussion, and culminates with a family friendly art exhibition that will include activities for all ages to enjoy.

Film Screening

Thursday, January 25th 2024

7:15 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Register for this free event HERE.

Event Details:

Thursday, January 25, 2024

7:15 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Location: Mother Rosalie Hill Hall 5998 Alcala Park MRH Warren Auditorium San Diego, CA 92110

What: Join ILACSD for part one of our ‘World without Water: Solution to Pollution’ event series! Our film screening jumpstarts the series!


About the Film:

RiverBlue follows international river conservationist Mark Angelo as he explores and brings light to one of the world’s most pollutive industries, fashion. The film ‘examines the destruction of our rivers, its effect on humanity, and the solutions that inspire hope for a sustainable future.’  Narrated by Jason Priestley, includes closed captions.



     At the Film Screening:

  • Join us for a journey around the world’s most polluted rivers, as we take a deep dive into the global fashion industry, in our screening of the documentary film RiverBlue.
  • Listen to our panel of local sustainability experts
  • Make your environmental pledge by contributing to ILACSD’s new pledge board activity


Craig Gustafson

Program Manager at Think Blue San Diego

Craig is a former politics reporter with the San Diego Union-Tribune turned communications specialist. He joined the City of San Diego in 2014 as part of the communications team for the Mayor’s Office. He later led the Mayor’s communication team and then served as Director of the City’s Communications Department before transitioning to the IT Department to lead outreach efforts on SD Access 4 All – an award-winning program to close the digital divide for San Diegans without internet access. His most recent role has been to oversee the rebranding and successful relaunch of Think Blue San Diego – the public education and outreach program for the Stormwater Department.

Romi Rossel

Board Vice President, Treasurer, Co-Founder, and Marketing Director of San Diego Brewcycling Collaborative

Romi is a versatile professional seamlessly blending her creative expertise as a Photographer, Digital Artist and Marketing Specialist with a robust background in Finance, Customer Relations, and Operations. As the Co-Founder and Marketing Director of The Bountiful Bag Upcycling Company, she has dedicated over five years to actively addressing plastic waste within the craft beverage sector. Since 2014, Romi has been a dynamic member of the brewing and distilling industries, infusing both experience and passion into her pursuits. Beyond her professional commitments, Romi leverages her artistic talents to make sustainability accessible and enjoyable for all, inspiring individuals to join the collective effort to save the world.

Matthew Clough

Founder and Executive Director of Plastic Beach

Matthew Clough is the founder and Executive Director of 501c3 Plastic Beach – a San Diego non-profit laser-focused on providing area businesses and residents with real, accountable recycling solutions for their soft plastic bags and packaging, nearly all of which are currently bound for landfills, waterways and ultimately, our bodies! Before Plastic Beach, Matthew was a Paramedic and stay-at-home dad, with both serving as the key drivers to face plastic pollution head-on and showing what a positive difference our actions can have.

Sophie Hague

Founder of Positive Phee

With a degree in fashion business Sophie “Phee”, Hague spent a decade immersed in the London luxury fashion & lingerie industries before moving to San Diego where she founded her sustainable fashion events and services brand Positive Phee. After researching the current fashion cycle and the damage that fast fashion has done to our society & environment, Sophie was motivated to explore a niche for circular fashion events, sustainable styling, and upcycling. After 4 years in business, Positive Phee is best known for her unique “Sip & Style” community events where women pay a flat “Phee” to fill a bag with carefully curated “like new” clothing and enjoy a drink of choice.

Art Exhibition

Saturday, March 16th 2024

 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Register for this free event HERE.

Event Details:

Taking place on March 16, 2024

Location: San Ysidro Public Library 4235 Beyer Blvd, San Diego, CA 92173

What: Let your creativity and paintbrush flow at ILACSD’s ‘World without Water: Solution to Pollution’ art exhibition event. This is the culminating portion of the event series. 

At the Art Exhibition:

  • Check out the art exhibition created by emerging young artists
  • Paint your own water centric masterpiece
  • Visit educational booths
  • Participate in a beautification project

Participating Groups:

Jason Rogalski

Patrick Henry High School Art Teacher 

Jason Rogalski teaches both Fine Art & Science for Patrick Henry High. This is his 15th year teaching in the public school system where he has taught K-12. Prior to this, he taught students with developmental disabilities, and taught in Mexico for 4 years. Born and raised in San Diego, he won Teacher of the Year for his district in 2014. He is a professional artist who shows regularly, including an exhibition at the Oceanside Museum of Art, and a one-year Artist in Residency at Cabrillo National Monument. See more at https://www.rogalskiart.com/index.html


PaintCare has set up more than 2,400 (this figure is national; customize to your state or county] drop-off sites where the public can take unwanted, leftover paint for recycling year round. To learn more or find a location near you, visit paintcare.org.


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