less…is more?

Have you ever stopped to think about all the waste an individual creates each day? From spare toothpicks to that extra plastic bag, we are very often imposing an unnecessary burden on our environment. So many of us have subscribed to the notion ‘out of sight, out of mind’ that we have accepted pollution as a byproduct of our modern lifestyle.

Could you live waste-free? Even for a day?

Enter Grant Baldwin and Jen Rustemeyer, two brave and curious people who wanted to know if it was possible to live a close-to-zero waste lifestyle…over the course of one whole year. The result? The Clean Bin Project, a documentary that has won countless awards and premiered in multiple film festivals across the globe. Want to know what Grant and Jen’s journey was like? Keep on reading!******

Who: The Conservationists
What: A free film screening of The Clean Bin Project, complete with refreshments, prizes, and comfy seats! Plus, a Q&A period with the directors and stars themselves!
When: Friday, March 16th at 7 p.m.
Where: McGill University, Otto Maass Building Room 112
Why?! ‘Cus awareness and action are intertwined, especially when it comes to what happens to your waste after you throw it away.

How am I supposed to remember?: We made a Facebook event, go sign up!

Check out the awesome trailer!

A special thanks to the following Montreal shops for supplying our event with delicious refreshments and prizes:

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Update: Thank you to all for helping us hold a truly great event! Here are the slides from the event, in case you couldn’t make it or are interested in learning more:

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7 thoughts on “less…is more?

  1. Hey! Stoked to see this movie, and great job for screening it 🙂

  2. I love the initiative. We could’ve thought of that we were closer friends, Annie Elizabeth! Hehehe!

  3. maria

    wow, really great stuff! I want to share it on FB but then I get a bit discouraged like you, will anyone actually do anything or change a habit? will i? what’s the key to kick-starting that action?

  4. Cath Cout

    Great initiative! Could you create a facebook event so I can invite friends from my faculty, please?!
    Thanks!

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