Thursday, September 10, 7pm, Roxy Theater, details below
The documentary REUSE! Because You Can’t Recycle The Planet follows “Reuse Pro” Alex Eaves’ cross-country adventure to the 48 contiguous U.S. states. On his journey, he demonstrates the different ways people and small businesses reuse products to benefit “people, planet, and wallet.”
Eaves contends that recycling is not enough. Our consumer-based lifestyle has created immeasurable waste and pollution. Excessive extraction of our earth’s natural resources is killing our planet. This issue is complicated and imminent. But REUSE! is much more than a scary lecture spewing facts about our country’s waste problem. It’s a real portrayal of sustainable solutions that exist in our everyday lives. Illustrated in an edutainment framework, Eaves breaks down fun, easy, and sizable ways that everyone can reduce consumption.
The Reuse mission promotes the concept that materials can be diverted from landfills by repurposing and redistributing them back into the community. In REUSE! people are passionate about reusing. From filling gas tanks with French fry oil for fuel, to building climbing walls in an old industrial wasteland, to growing gardens on the backs of pickup trucks, the creative possibilities are endless.
One of these stories is closer to home than you may think. REUSE! was actually kick started in Burlington and features some of the area’s favorite stores including Conant Metal & Light, and yours truly, the Peace & Justice Store! Eaves has expressed great excitement to return to Burlington; this time, for a three-day tour to promote the film’s debut.
The Peace & Justice Center will proudly screen REUSE! Because You Can’t Recycle The Planet at Merrill’s Roxy Theater on September 10th at 7 p.m. The documentary will be followed by a Q&A discussion panel with filmmaker and crew. Tickets are available for $10 now at the Peace & Justice Center or at the Roxy Theater the night of the event.
The Peace & Justice Store is also launching an upcycling campaign. The first workshop will be held Friday, September 11th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the store and will feature REUSE! t-shirt making facilitated by Alex Eaves himself. Participants will learn how to apply some of the reuse techniques demonstrated in the film. Tickets are $20. Email email@example.com or call (802) 863-2345 x3 to sign-up in advance.
Out with the new and in with the old! Check out the trailer, come to the screening, learn about the cause, and express your creativity in this series of exciting events!