'Trashed' movie screening, April 24

by Michelle Saport  |   

Wednesday, April 24, 1-4 p.m. Student Union, South Cafeteria

Academy-Award winning actor Jeremy Irons' role as our guide in "Trashed," highlighting solutions to the pressing environmental problems facing us all, could well be his most important yet.

"We've made this movie because there are so many people who feel strongly the urgent need for the problem of waste and sustainability to be addressed," Irons says. "There is an equally urgent need for the most imaginative and productive solutions to this troublesome subject to be understood and shared by as many communities as possible throughout the world. This is where movies can play such an important role, educating society, bringing difficult subjects to the broadest possible audience."

After exploring the worst aspects of the waste problem through much of "Trashed," Irons goes in search of solutions. From individuals who have changed their lives and produce almost no waste, to increasing anti-waste legislation, to an entire city that is now virtually waste-free, he discovers that change is not only essential, but happening.

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