BurlingtonGreen’s 2016 Eco-­Film Festival Presents: Just Eat It

On  Thursday  May  5th,  BurlingtonGreen,  in  partnership  with  Burlington  Central  Library  and  Halton  Green  Screens,  will  present  the  second  acclaimed  documentary  of  their  2016  Eco-­Film  Festival  series:  Just  Eat  It.

We  all  love  food.  So  how  could  we  possibly  be  throwing  nearly  50%  of  it  in  the  trash?  After  catching  a  glimpse  of  the  billions  of  dollars  of  good  food  that  is  thrown  away  each  year  in  North  America,  filmmakers  Jen  and  Grant  pledge  to  quit  grocery  shopping  and  survive  only  on  discarded  food.

Diving  into  the  issue  of  food  waste  from  farms,  through  to  retail,  and  all  the  way  to  the  back  of  their  own  fridge,  Just  Eat  It  looks  at  our  systemic  obsession  with  expiry  dates,  perfect  produce  and  portion  sizes,  and  reveals  the  core  of  this  seemingly  insignificant  issue  that  is  having  devastating  consequences  around  the  globe.  With  remarkable  visuals  of  squandered  groceries  that  are  both  shocking  and  strangely  compelling,  Just  Eat  It  brings  farmers,  retailers,  inspiring  organizations,  and  consumers  to  the  table  in  a  cinematic  story  that  is  equal  parts  education  and  delicious  entertainment.

Following  the  film  there  will  be  opportunity  for  audience  discussion  including  take  action  initiatives  on  how  individual  and  collective  action  can  help  the  planet  locally,  and  a  free  eco-­‐prize  draw  for  great  eco-­‐friendly  zero  waste  products.

Watch the trailer:

Just Eat It – A food waste story (Official Trailer) from Grant Baldwin on Vimeo.

When:  Thursday,  May  5th,  2016.  Doors  open  at  6:30pm  with  film  beginning  at  7  pm.  Cost/$5  per  person    Where:  Centennial  Hall,  Burlington  Central  Library,  2331  New  Street.  

BurlingtonGreen  aims  to  host  green  events  and  asks  all  guests  to  walk,  cycle,  carpool  or  use  public  transit  whenever  possible,  and  to  please  bring  your  own  mug  for  a  complimentary  refreshment  courtesy  of  Goodness  Me!

BurlingtonGreen  is  grateful  to  the  Ontario  Trillium  Foundation  for  their  support  in  presenting  the  2016  Eco-­Film  Festival.

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