Garbage, vanishing natural resources, destroyed oceans: the environment doesnв’t stand a chance against societyв’s bad habits. Is there anything that we, individually, can still do? San Franciscoв’s mayor has pledged to achieve zero waste in his city by 2020. Following this cityв’s trail of trash with Robert Haley, San Franciscoв’s Zero Waste Manager, Racing to Zero presents solutions to these global problems while making extraordinary new discoveries that may change the future of consumption. Directed by Christopher Beaver. Produced by Diana Fuller.
Screening 1: Google DC
Discussion with filmmakersВ Christopher Beaver andВ Diana Fuller.
Tuesday, March 24, 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:15.
FREE. This screening is fully booked.
Google Washington, D.C., 25 Massachusetts Ave., NW, 9th floor (Metro: Union Station)
Screening 2:В Part of Montgomery County GreenFestВ Program
Panel discussion, moderated by Robert Engelman, Senior Fellow, Environment and Society Program, Worldwatch Institute, follows screening. Panelists: Keya Chatterjee, Executive Director, U.S. Climate Action Network and author of The Zero Impact Baby: How to Save the Planet While Raising a Healthy Baby; Jim Schulman, Founder, Sustainable Community Initiatives and Community Forklift, LLC and Neil Seldman, Founder and Senior Waste to Wealth Program staff member, Institute for Local Self-Reliance.
Saturday, March 28, 1:30 p.m.
FREE. Reservations encouraged: racingtozero.bpt.me. Seating is provided on a first-come first serve basis.
Montgomery College (Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus), Cultural Arts Center, 1st Floor Theater, 7995 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, Md.
The City of Takoma Park will be providing a shuttle van marked вЂњMontgomery County GreenFestвЂќ from the Takoma metro every 15-20 minutes; the venue is also a 15-20 minute walk from either the Takoma Park or Silver Spring metro.
Presented with the inaugural Montgomery County GreenFest, a free event for all ages to enjoy while learning about going green. To learn more visitВ www.montgomerycountygreenfest.org.