Billions in Change: Green Drinks December Film Screening
- 10-12-2015 19:00 - 21:00
- Haworth Furniture, Shanghai
The world is facing some huge problems. There’s a lot of talk about how to solve them. But talk doesn’t reduce pollution, or grow food, or heal the sick. That takes doing.
At Green Initiatives’ 57th documentary film screening of Billions in Change, we will tell the story about a group of doers, the elegantly simple inventions they have made to change the lives of billions of people, and the unconventional billionaire spearheading the project.
Have you ever imagined that a bike can supply a household's electricity needs for 24 hours with a single hour of pedaling? Is it possible to convert seawater or polluted water to fresh water at a rate of 1000 gallons per hour? What do you think of a device which can prevent you from diseases instead of healing your diseases?
Film screening will be followed by a short discussion.
Note: There will be an entrance fee of ¥50 for all registered guests, that includes snacks, beverages and wine. ¥70 for non-registered guests. Free for students and interns, with PRIOR REGISTRATION.
Billions in Change is a documentary following Manoj Bhargava, the self made billionaire behind 5-Hour energy, and his quest to pledge a great portion of his wealth to the good of mankind. We'll watch as he attempts to solve major global problems within 3 sectors: Power, Water and Health. We'll witness the challenges and struggles with taking on a global endeavor and ultimately what it means to try and change the world.
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Stanton Wong - Moderator:
Stanton is a Software Developer turned Product Manager. He currently works at GIGA, an organization working on green building material research, indoor air quality certification, and cloud software. At GIGA his job involves managing the development of MATTER, a tool for managing & documenting materials, especially for designers, and QLEAR, a cloud platform for tracking indoor air quality (IAQ) that integrates the best in the industry to bring building data to life.
Stanton has considerable experience in technology and product development and aspires to create tools that push society towards a healthier and more sustainable future. His job at GIGA involves exactly that, and he is glad to be able to share his experiences with the community through this event.
Haworth is a partner in Green Initiatives' Fiber Project. In case any of our attendees have clothing that they would like to discard/give away, they are free to bring them to Haworth and deposit it in the bin at the venue.