Racing To Zero: In Pursuit of Zero Waste
Room 114 Belk Library
Monday, November 2, 2015 7:00 p.m.
Co-sponsored by Belk Library & Information Commons and AIESEC at Appalachian State, (http://aiesecus.org), our local chapter of the largest youth-led not-for-profit organization in the world that provides students with a leadership development platform, through international internships & volunteer experiences.
A quick-moving, 55 minute upbeat documentary presenting new solutions to the global problem of waste. By simply substituting the word RESOURCE for the word GARBAGE, a culture can be transformed, and a new wealth of industries can emerge. MORE
"Racing to Zero is a remarkable story of the economy, technology, and multidisciplinary strategies needed to address the pressing need to reuse and recycle waste. An insider's peek into the recycling, compositing, re-purposing industry will provoke discussions at a variety of scales in the fields of environmental studies, resource management, architecture, engineering, biology, and chemistry. The film challenges us to think about the life cycle of all raw materials and products."
- Dr. Alison G. Kwok, AIA, LEED-AP, Professor of Architecture, University of Oregon, Co-author, The Green Studio Handbook