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Batavia Eco Expo, green-themed film on food waste set

Batavia Environmental Commission plans free event

BATAVIA – For its 10th anniversary, A Green Night Out At the Movies will screen “Wasted! A Story of Food Waste” at 7 p.m. March 10, preceded by an Eco Expo at 6 p.m. in Batavia City Hall’s Council Chambers at 100 N. Island Ave.

The Batavia Environmental Commission provides the evening of free entertainment, according to a news release. The event offers a green-themed movie, complimentary popcorn and drink for those who bring a reusable cup and bowl, and discussion about the topic afterward.

“Wasted!” aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle and eat food. It exposes how food waste contributes to climate change. Through the eyes of chefs such as Anthony Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura and Danny Bowien, audiences will see how the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system.

“Wasted!” shows how any action – no matter how small – can lead to new ways of using more food, feeding more people, curbing environmental damage, stimulating technology and business, and improving the health and well-being of citizens worldwide.

The expert panel assembled for the discussion of the documentary includes Betsy Zinser, executive director of the Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry; Tish Powell, municipal marketing manager at Advanced Disposal; and Katie Palomares, farmer and nutritionist at Mighty Greens Farm.

The film is rated TV-MA due to language. For information, visit http://shawurl.com/38at.

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