Racing To Zero, in Pursuit of Zero Waste

Racing To Zero, in Pursuit of Zero Waste (2014)

Movie Date and Time: March 8th, 7 PM in Peacock

Shown at the Paris Climate Conference, this quick-moving, up-beat documentary presents new solutions to the global problem of waste. Garbage becomes a financial and environmental resource as the film follows the trail of trash and recycling in San Francisco, looking behind-the-scenes at how zero waste has nearly been achieved by Recology.  Cities all over the United States have instituted zero-waste policies of their own, and it is through these mandates that we are challenged to think differently about not only how we handle our garbage, but what it can become.

RecycleSmart is proud to co-host this film with Sustainable Rossmoor.  RecycleSmart is the agency working toward zero waste locally. They are very close to a residential diversion rate of 75%. The area RecycleSmart wants to focus on improving is getting residential food waste into green carts. Currently, participation rate regionally is very low — estimated to be between 20-30%.

Composting of food waste is being addressed jointly by Sustainable Rossmoor, RecycleSmart, and GRF. Join the discussion at the Sustainable Rossmoor meetings on the first Tuesday of each month in the Fairway Room in Creekside. 

Made with kick-starter funds, this often humorous film has gone on to become an award-winning film festival favorite. Sustainable Rossmoor and RecycleSmart are cosponsoring RACING TO ZERO, IN PURSUIT OF ZERO WASTE; it will screen on Wednesday March 8, at 7 pm in the Peacock Theater.

Movie Trailer


Sustainable Rossmoor’s Film Series

Each month we highlight a film that inspires or advocates for environmental causes around the world.  We choose films that educate us about the breadth and depth of sustainability and prompt us to make better choices. For a complete listing of upcoming films read more here.  All movies will be shown in the Peacock Theatre on the second Wednesday of each month at 7pm. English subtitles will be shown whenever available.

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