In addition to sponsoring the breakfast, Edible Vancouver‘s publisher Phil Solman will be moderating a discussion panel and giving out copies of their latest issue: Winter 2010, which itself will be fresh…off the presses.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Includes breakfast sponsored by Edible Vancouver
Fifth Avenue Theatre
2110 Burrard Street, Vancouver
A new term for me, “ecologically intelligent design” is an exciting concept, to say the least. It proposes that all manufactured products can be designed so that everything involved in their production, including the products themselves at the end of their life, can be recycled. A “cradle to cradle” concept, if you will (read = no “grave”).
Sounds too good to be true? It’s not.
Waste=Food is a documentary featured at this year’s Projecting Change Film Festival in Vancouver which explores the ecologically intelligent design concept. Through interviews with its leading proponents, American architect William McDonough and German ecological chemist Michael Braungart, as well as case studies of the design concept in action, Waste=Food shows viewers that through careful planning, products can be produced that truly cycle through the Technosphere and Biosphere, never landing in a grave.
After viewing the film, participants will have a chance to hear from Mike Sommer, a consultant working with companies interested in “going green” and wanting to explore the economic benefits of making the change.
Waste=Food is playing on Sunday, April 4 at 5pm at Fifth Avenue Theatres (2110 Burrard Street, Vancouver). Purchase tickets online for $10 each (includes speaker).
More and more people are waking up to discover that our current commercial food supply model is just not working. Our food choices are dwindling and the quality of what is offered is adequate, at best. But, what can we do about it?
Food Fight: a story of culinary revolt, a multiple award-winning documentary showing at this year’s Projecting Change Film Festival (Vancouver), takes a look at alternatives to the current commercial food supply. By exploring the economic, health, and quality issues surrounding the current corporate-focused model, Food Fight offers insight into who is really producing our food and how it adversely affects communities and individuals.
Sure to be a fascinating look at a current issue, Food Fight maintains that every one of us has a choice of where we purchase our food and can have a profound effect on how food is produced in the future. In short, the real-world solution is that communities must take back responsibility for their own food supply.
As a bonus, each film at the Projecting Change Film Festival offers a speaker’s component. The speakers for Food Fight will be representatives from Farm Folk City Folk and UBC Farms.
Food Fight: a story of culinary revolt shows on Friday, April 3 at 7pm at Fifth Avenue Theatres (2110 Burrard Street, Vancouver). Order tickets online; $10 each for film and speaker.