Green Film Series Feb 16 – “Just Eat It”
This month’s showing for the 2017 Green Film Series is “Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story,” to be shown on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 7:00 PM in the Michigan Tech Forestry Building’s Hesterberg Hall. Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of food waste at the farm, at the grocery store, and all the way to the back of their own fridge.
After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away. In a nation where one in 10 people is food insecure, the images they capture of squandered groceries are both shocking and strangely compelling. The film gives ‘dumpster diving’ new meaning!
Daryl Matthews, Associate Director of Dining Services at Michigan Tech, will lead a discussion following the 74-minute film. Light refreshments will be provided by the Keweenaw Co-op. The film is free and open to the public, though donations are appreciated.
The 2017 Green Film Series is co-sponsored by Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative, Michigan Tech Great Lakes Research Center, Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, and Keweenaw Land Trust. A full list of this year’s film selections can be found online at www.KeweenawLandTrust.org.