Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story – Online Discussion with Guest Speaker

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12:00 PM, Sunday, November 15, 2020
Location: Online Event (click for map)

Just in time for the holidays when Americans waste more food than other times of the year, watch the story of how the filmmakers and food lovers, Jen and Grant, saved money, reduced wasted food and carbon emissions, and addressed food insecurity. Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, and all the way to the back of their own fridge. “Just Eat It” is a cinematic story that is equal parts education and delicious entertainment. 

The film won the Leo for Best Feature Length Documentary, received multiple festival awards, and has been translated into 14 languages. Critics have called the film lively, funny, and thought provoking.

Please join Meaningful Movies at First Church Seattle, Seattle Public Utilities, Mount Baker Meaningful Movies, and South Seattle Climate Action Network for this film event.

Step 1:  

BEFORE the event, watch the film at your convenience here: https://www.peglegfilms.com/jeiseattle.  (We will NOT be showing the film during the Nov. 15 event.)  When prompted, enter this password: watch. Enter the password for the website and again to watch the film.

Step 2:

Join us Sunday, November 15 from 12 noon – 1 p.m. via Zoom to learn more about food waste and what we can do about it. Register here for this event. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the event.

Our guest speaker Veronica Fincher from Seattle Public Utilities will enlighten us about food waste in Seattle and will share tips on how to cut down on wasted food. Veronica is a Senior Waste Prevention Program Manager with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU), where she has worked for 18 years. She manages SPU’s Love Food, Stop Waste program, providing information and resources to help Seattle residents prevent food waste. Veronica brings to her food waste prevention work a strong passion for environmental sustainability, animal rights, and race and social justice.

Special Guests: Veronica Fincher

Release Year: 2014

Running Time: 72 minute run time for movie; 60 minute discussion

Director: Grant Baldwin

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