Film: Trashed! No Place for Waste (2013) Thursday April 17 5:30-7:30pm Williams Hall 323 – Q&A with local zero waste activists
Contributed by Patricia Rodriguez on 04/17/2014
IF YOU THINK WASTE IS SOMEONE ELSE’S PROBLEM, THINK AGAIN!
Vast landscapes in China are covered in tons of rubbish. The wide waters of the Ciliwung River in Indonesia are now barely visible under a never-ending tide of plastic. Children swim among leaking bags; mothers wash in the sewage-filled supply. Each year, we now throw away fifty-eight billion disposable cups, billions of plastic bags, 200 billion litres of water bottles, billions of tons of household waste, toxic waste and e-waste.
Academy Award winning actor Jeremy Irons is no stranger to taking centre stage. But his role as our guide in TRASHED highlighting solutions to the pressing environmental problems facing us all, could well be his most important yet. Having faced the worst through much of TRASHED, Jeremy Irons turns to hope. He goes in search of solutions.
From individuals who have changed their lives and produce almost no waste, to increasing anti-waste legislation, to an entire city which is now virtually waste-free, he discovers that change is not only essential, but happening.
Film will be introduced and followed by a short Q&A with local ZERO WASTE activists Glen Silver and Katie Bennet Roll. Come learn a bit about local and global struggles vs. landfills.
Williams 323-- 530pm April 17
co-sponsored by Politics Dept and H&S EGI grant
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