The Environment Committee invites you to an informative evening at the New Parkway Theater in uptown Oakland. Director Christopher Beaver will be giving an exclusive screening of an abreviated version of his award-winning film, "Racing to Zero". After the film, Beaver will be answering your questions regarding how buildings can better aim for zero waste.
Food and drinks will be served after the screening. The film starts promptly at 4:45 PM.
Members $20 before 2/25, $25 after
Non-members: $25 before 2/25, $30 after
About the Film
Racing to Zero examines today’s cultural garbage practices in terms of consumption, preparation, use and production. Only one third of the waste in the United Stated is recycled or composted. Why? Industry, through its practice of planned obsolescence, plays a major role; our lives are almost totally dependent on unrecyclable petroleum products. Throughout the film, Racing to Zero discovers some amazing solutions.
Some cities in California have recognized the imminent threat of doing nothing, and are radically reducing the amount of refuse they send to landfills, with the eventual goal of reaching zero waste in the foreseeable future.
Racing to Zero also follows the collective zero waste efforts of San Francisco, which is successfully taking the necessary steps: increased recycling, creative repurposing, composting to recycle organics back into the earth where nature and science interact, and changing patterns of production and consumption. Diminishing non-recyclables have already radically reduced the amount of garbage that is sent to the city’s landfills. In fact, San Francisco leads the nation by keeping 78% of its garbage out of landfills.