World Environment Day (WED)
, held every year on 5th June, began in 1972 and has grown to become one of the main vehicles through which the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages political attention and action.
The International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC) will celebrate WED in Osaka on Wednesday, 5 June 2013
. The events at IETC on this day will comprise presentations on IETC and on the 2013 World Environment Day theme of food waste; a screening of the environmental documentary "Trashed
"; and a reception.
In this film, Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons travels around the world to beautiful destinations tainted by pollution. During the journey, we discover what happens to the billion or so tons of waste that goes unaccounted for each year.
© Blenheim TV Films Ltd 2013
Having faced the worst through much of the film, Jeremy 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 which is now virtually waste-free, he discovers that change is not only essential, but happening. The film is a wake-up call but a positive one, ending on a message of hope that by changing the way we live our lives, we can contribute to our own survival and well-being and ultimately that of the planet.
We are particularly grateful to Blenheim Films of the United Kingdom for permission to show "Trashed
", a remarkable film directed by Candida Brady and starring Jeremy Irons. Japanese subtitles for the screening have been provided by Greenroom Inc./Glassy in Tokyo. The film explores the extent and effects of the global waste problem and solutions for the future. Its vivid conveyance of urgent messages for humanity led to its selection for a special screening at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, and again for the 2012 Tokyo Film Festival.
Participation in the event is by invitation. A limited number of seats remain available for others interested in attending. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Trashed official website http://www.trashedfilm.com/
International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC)
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
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