By Rebecca Woodley
In the USA, 30-40% of the food supply is wasted, equaling more than 20 pounds of food per person per month. How do we solve our food waste and hunger issues at the same time? One Earth is honoring attendee requests in our Fifth Year, by bringing back fan favorites. "Just Eat It" is just one of 3 encore presentations! "Just Eat It” is a cleverly presented film that uncovers the world of rejected, ugly but otherwise delicious food that gets wasted at every level of the chain-- from farm to retail to our own fridge. Despite the growing number of people experiencing hunger and food insecurity, the culinary pursuit of beautiful food comes at the cost of millions of pounds of wasted edibles. Learn what change is being made and how you can modify your own food habits to reduce waste.
"Just Eat It" screens Sunday 3/5 @ 3:30 pm at the Peggy Notrbaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr.
Please stay for post-film discussion with Raj Karmani, Founder/Chief Impact Officer, Zero Percent, as well as the Lakeview Food Pantry. Refreshments will be served! Concrete opportunities for action will be shared by the panelists and the Chicago Conservation Corps. This screenings facilitator is Kristen Pratt, Sustainability Manager at Chicago Academy of Sciences and its Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Like all One Earth Film Festival screening events, this event is free with suggested donation. Seating capacity is limited, reservations advised! Get tickets for this screening today!
Also see "Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai" Sunday 12:30pm at St. Benedict the African-East Catholic Church!