Day 275: Waste Watch Wednesday – Projecting Change

Tomorrow is the beginning of the Projecting Change Film Festival here in Vancouver.  It’s all about “promoting Green and Sustainable Living through the use of entertaining & educational film” (which is obviously right up our alley).  It runs from April 2-5 and will be screening a bunch of films featured with relevant speakers like (get ready for a name drop) David Suzuki.  For those of you who liked Addicted to Plastic, which I featured last week, now is your chance to see it on the big screen.

They will also be showing Waste=Food, a film that discusses “cradle to cradle” as system whereby things are truly recycled and not downcycled.  That is, products either biodegrade or can actually get made back into products of the same type in an infinite loop of resource and use.  This revolutionary (and I would argue common sense) idea is explored through interviews with its leading proponents, American architect William McDonough and German ecological chemist Michael Braungart.

“McDonough and Braungart demonstrate how the ‘what if’ questions and the resolve to do more than just ‘sustain’ the environment lead to very creative, efficient and effective ways to eradicate waste.” —Janis Tyhurst, Educational Media Reviews Online

The trailer isn’t exactly action-packed, but I think it’ll be an interesting film.  If you’re not a Vancouverite, you can always read the book Cradle to Cradle to get the idea.



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2 responses to “Day 275: Waste Watch Wednesday – Projecting Change

  1. Auntie Pauline

    Interesting, thanks. we hop eyou enjoy the fesytival.

    Talking of recycling…what about recycled jokes (like I’ve been using for years)?

    Marion told us about the greatest April Fools joke, the Swish Spaghetti Harvest 1957 by the BBC. I remember the original broadcast. You can see it on Youtube. It’s fun, just a few minutes.

    Keith & Pauline

  2. looks amazing! I must get the book 🙂

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