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    The Clean Bin Project

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013   |   8:00pm - 9:30pm

    Union Theatre

    Share the Earth Environmental Film Series

    < p>(Grant Baldwin and Jenny Rustemeyer, Canada, 77 min, video, 2012)

    What would it take to live waste free? What would be the impact on the planet, and on our lives? The Clean Bin Project follows a cou ple, Jen and Grant, as they go head-to-head in an uplifting and often-hum orous competition to see who can produce the least amount of garbage in an entire year. Beyond avoiding toothpicks and making toothpaste from scratch\ , their competition includes a deeper examination of the sobering problem o f waste in North America and how it contributes to major environmental conc erns, such as climate change, ocean pollution and others. The film also l ooks at how and why our consumption habits have changed in the last few dec ades, contrasting the throw-away culture of today with times not long ago when people were more conscious of the resources they were using.

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