Thursday October 22nd, 2020
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Join us the third Week of each month for the WISE Media Club – a virtual community dedicated to discussing thought-provoking books, videos, podcasts, and more–covering topics on the built environment, climate action, and unique challenges facing the post-COVID world.
Grab your beverage and snack of choice and meet us online for the next community conversation, on October 22nd from 6:00-7:00pm. (*Note: Space is limited to preserve a participation-based discussion format. Please notify us 24-hours in advance if you will be unable to attend.)
Join WISE (Women in Sustainability and Energy) for our upcoming “Media Club” event. We will be discussing an article that explores how food waste contributes to climate change and a video showcasing one entrepreneur’s experience creating a zero-waste restaurant.
BE-Ex staff will kick off the conversation and help to facilitate an interactive discussion among attendees. We look forward to hearing from you– please come prepared to share thoughts on the following items:
1. “How Cutting Your Food Waste Can Help the Climate”, by Kelly Oakes
We know that all food generates greenhouse gases to reach our plates. But in this BBC article, Kelly Oakes discusses the shocking reality that nearly a third of food is thrown away or wasted and what we could do to change that.
2. “The Struggle of a Zero-Waste Restaurant” by Matt Hopkins
In aggregate, the world’s annual food waste produces 3.3 billion tons of carbon. This video from the Atlantic brings us on a journey with Douglas McMaster, as he embarks on a grueling five-year journey to create a zero-waste restaurant.
About the WISE Media Club
The “WISE Media Club” was developed in March 2020 as a creative way to keep the WISE (Women in Sustainability & Energy) community spirit alive and to facilitate remote interaction during this time of social distancing. This recurring, monthly media club will cover female-developed podcasts, videos, and articles that touch on climate action, the built environment, and new challenges and opportunities created by the COVID pandemic. We’re excited to launch this new platform and look forward to seeing and hearing from the community.
The WISE Media Club is not a panel or presentation, rather an interactive forum. We hope all participants will come prepared with ideas & questions about the media item and will keep their cameras turned on, allowing for more fluid conversation between group members.