© 2018 by Plastic Pollution Solutions, LLC

SPEAKING

An experienced public speaker, Lia Colabello has spoken at TEDx, conferences, trade shows, universities and global corporations about marine plastic pollution and how consumers and companies can drive solutions to this environmental crisis. 

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

2019

  • Moderator, "Leading Our Growing Movement," 1% for the Planet Global Summit, Portland, OR

  • Speaker, "Impacts & Solutions To Ocean Plastic Pollution," Canadian Construction Association, Bermuda

  • Speaker, "Kick Plastic," Professional Outdoor Media Association Conference, Lexington, KY

  • Speaker, "Ocean Plastic Pollution," Volvo Penta Global Communications Summit, Gothenburg, Sweden

  • Speaker, "Microplastics," South Carolina Aquarium's Holland Lifelong Learning Panel, Charleston, SC.

 

2018

  • Speaker, "Corporate Solutions to Plastic Pollution" LUSH Summit, London, UK

  • Lecture, "Cause Marketing in the Ocean Plastics Space" College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

  • Lecture, "Corporations: A solution to marine plastic pollution?" College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

  • Interview, Be the Talk, Podcast

  • Speaker, "Packaging Solutions to Reduce Marine Plastic Pollution," Global Pouch Forum, Miami, FL

  • Panelist, "Charleston Cares - Ocean Life" College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

  • Moderator, "The Tides Are Changing" Outdoor Retailer, Denver, CO

  • Interview, "Plastic Pollution Solutions," 105.5 The Bridge Radio Station, Charleston, SC

  • Lecture, "Heavy Metal & Wall Street," College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

  • Session Moderator, "Activating Business & Communities To Be A Force For Change," Students For Zero Waste Conference, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2017

  • Interview, Salted Spirit, Podcast

  • ​Speaker, "Ocean Plastic Pollution & Corporate Solutions," South Carolina Aquarium, Kiawah, SC

  • Panelist, "Global Waste Crisis," Post-Landfill Action Network College Sustainability Conference, Philadelphia, PA

  • Speaker, "Plastic-Free Office," Elliot Davis Decosimo, Charleston, SC

  • Lecture, "Ocean Plastic Pollution," University of Texas - Dallas, Webinar

  • Panelist, "A Plastic Ocean - We Need A Wave Of Change," Wheeler Opera House/Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, Aspen, CO

  • Lecture, "Ecopreneurship (Fall)," College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

  • Lecture, "Heavy Metal & Wall Street," College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

  • Lecture, "Ocean Plastics Cause Marketing," College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

  • Speaker, Employee Education, Booze Allen Hamilton, Charleston, SC

  • Panelist, "Market-Driven Innovations and Solutions," Breaking Down Plastics, Charleston, SC

  • Panelist, " Social and Economic Costs of Aquatic Debris," Breaking Down Plastics, Charleston, SC 

  • Panelist, "Engaging Corporations in Plastic Pollution Solutions: Strategies and Stories," Blue Vision Summit, Washington, DC

  • Speaker, "Confronting the Ocean Plastics Crisis," Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, Webinar

  • Moderator "Kick Plastic Guide Program Launch," ICAST 2017, Orlando FL

  • Lecture, "Ecopreneurship (Spring)," College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

  • Lecture, "Design Change Solutions to Plastic Pollution," College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

  • Speaker, "Kick Plastic Guide & Outfitter Program," Orvis Guide Rendezvous, Missoula, MT

2016

  • Speaker, "More Ocean Less Plastic," TEDxCharleston, Charleston, SC

  • Speaker, Employee Education, Booze Allen Hamilton, Charleston, SC

  • Panelist, "Ocean Pollution," Earth Day Texas, Dallas, TX

  • Panelist, "The California-zation of Texas: Plastic Bag Bans," Texas Public Policy Foundation, Austin, TX

  • Panelist, "The Macro Cost of Microplastics," U.S. Zero-Waste Business Conference, Austin, TX

  • Moderator, "Kick Plastic in Business," ICAST 2016, Orlando, FL

  • Panelist, "Greenbag: Microplastics," College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

  • Panelist, "Bag It: Is Your Life Too Plastic?" College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

  • Lecture, "Ecopreneurship," College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

  • Lecture, "Ocean Plastic Pollution," University of Texas - Dallas, Webinar

2015

  • Speaker, Employee Education, Whole Foods Market, in 12 locations throughout New England

  • Speaker, Employee Education, LUSH Fresh Cosmetics, Webinar

  • Speaker, "Microbeads," Indie Beauty Expo, New York, NY

  • Panelist, "Ban the Bead," Post-Landfill Action Network College Sustainability Conference, Durham, NH