Dive! The Film explores dumpsters with a purpose
Dumpster diving with a whole new agenda. Image via Facebook.

For Today

Friday Night at the Meaningful Movies: DIVE! - Living Off America's Waste

Step into the edible world of garbage with filmmaker Jeremy Seifert tonight to explore America's tendancy to waste perfectly edible food on a regular basis.

The award-winning film follows Seifert and some friends as they forage for food in dumpsters behind Los Angeles area grocery stores and confront store managers about their wastefulness. Despite the 1996 Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act, which protects food donors from potential ill effects recipients may encounter, a USDA report released this February found that "in the United States, 31 percent—or 133 billion pounds—of the 430 billion pounds of the available food supply at the retail and consumer levels in 2010 went uneaten." 

Watch the film to see many ways this waste can be mitigated; unwanted food belongs in food banks, not landfills.

Friday Night at the Meaningful Movies: DIVE!, Fri, May 23, 7pm, Keystone Congregational United Church of Christ, 5019 Keystone Place N, free (donations accepted).

For Saturday

Make a Clean Sweep– E-Recylcing and More

Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church, in partnership with 1 Green Planet, The Bridge Care Center, and Mary's Place, is prepared to help you do a little spring cleaning. Bring unwanted electronics, appliances, clothing, and packing materials to the church's parking lot Saturday morning and they'll ensure everything gets recycled or donated properly.

Better yet, they won't charge a penny. There will be an opportunity to exercise your wallet arm, however, as  Our Redeemer’s high school youth will be collecting donations to fund a trip to the Dominican Republic this July. They will be volunteering in an orphanage for children living with HIV / AIDS.

Make a Clean Sweep– E-Recycling and More, Sat, May 24, 9 am–3 pm, Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church,2400 NW 85th St, free.

For Sunday

Ride Bikes. Drink Beer. Fight Cancer.

Seattle Bike Blog is dedicated to bikes first and foremost, but they've got a special place in their heart for breast health too. Join them for a leisurely ten mile ride from Matthews Beach to Peddler Brewing Co. for some beers and food from Marination.

$30 gets you a spot on the ride, a t-shirt, and a pint, with all proceeds going directly to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

It's an easy way to help keep breast cancer at bay. 

Ride Bikes. Drink Beer. Save Boobs., Sun, May 25, 7 pm, Matthews Beach Park, 49th Ave NE & NE 93rd St, and Peddler Brewing Co., 1514 Northwest Leary Way, $30.

 

Advance Notice For May 31

Rally for Bring Back Our Girls

When Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram kidnapped 230 girls from Chibok Government Secondary School on April 15, news agencies generally ignored the story. Thanks to Bring Back Our Girls, a group dedicated to generating awareness of the situation, that has changed. 

Wear red and join the rally at Westlake Center Saturday, May 31 to help continue the spread of this awareness. You can also find plenty of information on other ways to help on Bring Back Our Girls' facebook page.

Rally for Bring Back Our Girls, Sat, May 31, 11 am, outside Westlake Center, 400 Pine Street, free. 

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