Reel and Meal at the New Deal, Greenbelt, Maryland


Greenbelt Zero Waste Circle presents Racing to Zero

Monday, November 21, 6:30pm Doors, 7pm Screening
New Deal Cafe, Greenbelt, Maryland
FREE and open to the public
Post-screening discussion

In keeping with November’s theme of America Recycles Month in Greenbelt, on Monday, November 21 Reel and Meal and Greenbelt’s Green Team’s Zero Waste Circle will screen the film Racing to Zero: In Pursuit of Zero Waste. The Reel and Meal is held on the third Monday of every month at the New Deal Café. An optional vegan buffet is available for purchase beginning at 6:30 p.m. and the free film screening starts at 7 p.m.

Racing To Zero is a quick-moving, upbeat documentary presenting new solutions to the global problem of waste. By simply substituting the word resource for the word garbage, a culture can be transformed, and a newwealth of industries can emerge. Three years ago the mayor of San Francisco pledged to achieve zero waste by 2020. Zero waste is defined as a philosophy that encourages the redesign of resource life cycles so that all products are reused. No trash is sent to landfills and incinerators.

Racing to Zero tracks San Francisco’s efforts to achieve zero waste. The film presents waste stream diversion tactics and presents innovative new solutions to waste. This film documents a surprising, engaging and inspiring race to zero.

The evening will highlight a brief overview of the newly prioritized zero waste plan for Prince George’s County. This will be presented by Adam Ortiz, the director of the County’s Department of the Environment. Also Martha Ainsworth, Chair of the Prince George’s Sierra Club group will present the concerns and efforts of the Sierra Club. Raea Jean Leinster of Yuck Old Paint will also introduce her program. Yuck Old Paint is the only company in the region that diverts paint waste away from landfills. In addition, members of the Greenbelt Zero Waste Circle, a part of Greenbelt Green Team will be available to discuss efforts in Greenbelt to move toward zero waste.

More information:

November 21, 2016 at 6:30pm
New Deal Cafe
113 Centerway
Greenbelt, MD 20770
United States
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