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Monday, December 15 at 7:00 pm   Jasper Activity Centre   FREE

Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story        Poster    News Release

When filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant decide to quit grocery shopping cold turkey to see if they can survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away, they thought the biggest challenge would be finding enough to eat. As they dive – literally – into the issue of food waste from farm, through retail, to the back of their own fridge, what they find is shocking.

From the talented filmmaking duo that brought us the award-winning documentary The Clean Bin Project, Jen Rustemeyer and Grant Baldwin of Peg Leg Films will be Jasper to present their new film Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story. These events are sponsored by: Talisman Energy, Edson and District Recycling Society, West Yellowhead Recycles and the Jasper Environmental Stewardship Program which is jointly funded by Parks Canada and the Municipality of Jasper.

Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story will also be presented to several schools throughout our region, including: Jasper Junior/Senior High School, Harry Collinge High School in Hinton, Holy Redeemer High School in Edson and Grand Trunk High School in Evansburg.

In a nation where one out of ten people are food insecure, our systemic obsession with expiry dates, perfect produce and portion sizes has led to unfathomable waste. A smorgasbord of cinematic visuals, Just Eat It juxtaposes lush farmers’ fields with strangely compelling images of squandered groceries, making Grant and Jen's discoveries of the scale of food waste all the more appalling. Just Eat It challenges viewers to go beyond the organic food conversation and open our eyes to a seemingly insignificant issue that is having devastating consequences around the globe.

For more information about the documentary visit Just Eat it.  

Toward Zero Waste Events

Events can generate a lot of waste, which can be both costly and have a negative impact on the environment.

A Zero Waste Event is any event that works towards minimizing waste generation and maximizing reusing and recycling to achieve the greatest possible waste diversion.

Event organizers have the most influence in minimizing waste at public events. Thoughtful, strategic planning for waste collection at an event will help achieve a toward zero waste goal. Event organizers can also encourage other key stakeholders to participate in waste reduction, composting and recycling

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