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:
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.