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Les Vues Film Series: Racing to Zero

Transforming Waste into a Resource

Join No Waste Lafayette and the Bayou Vermilion District for this encouraging film poised to ignite change within you for our environment. We'll have light refreshments and heavy discussions. Racing To Zero is a quick-moving, 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. Three years ago the mayor of San Francisco pledged to achieve zero waste by 2020. Racing to Zero tracks San Francisco’s waste stream diversion tactics and presents innovative new solutions to waste. This film documents a surprising, engaging and inspiring race to zero. ABOUT THE DIRECTOR (Christopher Beaver) Chris produces and directs multi-media projects concerned with the human experience of the environment. His films as a producer, writer, and director include Dark Circle, a feature documentary, winner of a National Emmy Award and a Certificate of Special Merit from the Academy Awards documentary committee. Another is, Treasures of the Greenbelt and Secrets of the Bay, about San Francisco Bay and the surrounding open countryside. His film, Tales of the San Joaquin – A River Journey about California’s Central Valley, was nominated for the Pare Lorentz Award of the International Documentary Association. His work-in-progress is Tulare, The Vanished Lake, reflects his recent focus on water issues and how they affect the environment.