Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Clean Bin Project - the movie

Ok, just a quick one because I'm supposed to be working on my part of the urban livestock policy as part of the Food for All initiative (more on that later).

But I thought it was important to procrastinate on that briefly to say "go and see the screening of The Clean Bin Project!". I went to see the Ottawa screening last night and it was really great. The Clean Bin Project movie is a documentary about BC couple Jen and Grant who decided to compete for a year to see who could make the least amount of garbage.

What I loved about this movie is the feeling of community I had at the end of it. I know there are lots of us out there struggling with the same things (like how to buy cheese without any plastic packaging). But to see it on the screen and to hear everyone cheering at the end, made me so happy. Makes me think we really can make a difference because there are so darn many of us!

Oh and there's also a great extended cameo by Chris Jordan (love!).

Here's the trailer...the next screening is in Wakefield at the Black Sheep Inn tomorrow night (Thurs Aug. 19). Then Jen and Grant will be continuing their cross-Canada bicycle tour with screenings on the east coast.

The Clean Bin Project - Trailer from Grant Baldwin Videography on Vimeo.

4 comments:

Urban Girl said...

So great you got to see it! I was planning on going but things have been getting way too busy and in the end I couldn't fit it in! : (

So good that they have two nights here in the Ottawa area. Do hope that there's another chance to see it at some point.

Green Grrl said...

Hi Urban Girl!

Sorry you weren't able to make it to the movie. I'm sure there will be other opportunities though. I bet it will end up at the Bytowne after the festival circuit. :)

Psychgrad said...

I wish I had known about the screening. It sounds like really interesting movie.

Nice to find your blog!

Green Grrl said...

Hi Psychgrad! I almost missed the screening. Found out about it only the day before. I don't think it was really well advertised which is too bad. Although they did have a packed house so maybe they were concious of space?
Anyhoo!
If you get an opportunity to see it at a later date I def. recommend it. :)