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Sustainability & Soup Film Series

Last Updated: 24.Dec.2018

We are excited to announce a new film series in partnership with WonderArts: Sustainability & Soup. This series highlights climate change with a focus on food, energy and waste. Shifting away from the traditional doom and gloom narrative, these films highlight actionable steps through personal journeys towards a more sustainable future.There will be three events over the next several months, all shown at 6:30pm in the Activity Center with an option to purchase soup. Come early to enjoy a bowl of soup, and stick around after the film for a casual conversation led by the evening's event partner.

January 22:  Just Eat It
Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge, pledging to survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away. Just Eat It looks at our systemic obsession with expiry dates, perfect produce and portion sizes, and reveals the core of this seemingly insignificant issue that is having devastating consequences around the globe. Come early to grab a bowl of soup, and stick around after the film for a conversation led by Theresa Snow of Salvation Farms.

Suggested Donation: $5

February 19: Happening: a clean energy revolution
The clean energy revolution is quietly underway. Electricity generated from wind and solar is increasingly more affordable than electricity generated from fossil fuels, and the growth curve for the generation and storage of renewable energy now resembles the exponential curves seen with the advent of radio, TV, and the internet. But can we meet all of our our energy needs with renewable energy? How would we do that? And, most importantly, will we do that?

Conversation led by the Craftsbury Energy Committee post screening.

Suggested Donation: $5

March 19: No Impact Man
This documentary tells the story of author Colin Beavan, who went completely "green," giving up virtually all of the comforts of modern living -- electricity, gas-powered transportation, shipped food and public waste disposal -- in a drastic effort to curb his environmental impact. The cameras capture the toll this well-intentioned, year-long project takes on Beavan's wife and baby daughter, as well as the ways it brings this family closer together.

Event Partner Lamoille Solid Waste will lead this discussion.

Suggested Donation: $5

Questions? Email skye@WonderArtsVTt.org or call (802) 533-9370