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An Evening Dedicated to Protecting Planet Earth

Landlocked Film Festival will present an inspiring and educational event about how we can keep planet Earth beautiful by reducing, reusing, and recycling. The event will include a screening of the documentary film Racing to Zero; a talk by Jen Jordan, recycling coordinator for the Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center; and a mini upcycling workshop. Light refreshments will be provided by New Pioneer Co-op. The event is free and open to the public.

Racing to Zero (60 minutes) 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. In 2010, 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. The film documents a surprising, engaging, and inspiring race to zero.

Jen Jordan will talk about what’s in our landfill and some of the new waste reduction, recycling, and composting initiatives being implemented in Iowa City. After the talk, Jen will lead a workshop on making keychains from wine corks.

How can you help protect the environment? Please join us for this fun, educational, and hands on event to find out!

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Emily Ashenfelter in advance at

Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Iowa City Public Library, A
123 S. Linn St., Iowa City, IA

Event Type

Film, Lecture/Discussion, Community Event



General Interest

Arts Iowa, Film, Sustainability at Iowa



Contact Name

Emily Ashenfelter

Contact Email


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