Treading Lightly - Film Night + Shared Community Dinner


Do carbon emissions confuse you? Can you reduce your carbon footprint to the global average or the global allowance, and what is the difference?

Adelaide filmmaker Nick Graalman and his partner Jamie Carter decided to find out and set out on a yearlong endeavour to understand a range of issues and how (or even if) they could drastically reduce their own footprint.

Treading Lightly documents their personal journey with the help and guidance of local academics and activists including a food biologist, ecologist, building designers, demographer, environmentalist and geographer.

Every decision in their day to day lives is examined, logged and researched. They explore the big 3: home, food and transport. Everything from living with no heating or cooling to electric bikes, food waste composting and retrofitting the home. They tackle trying to carbon offset though a revegetation project, and for American born Jamie, does she visit her family in America? And what to do with the hardly used swimming pool that came with the house. After much research and thinking, a novel solution was found.

Treading Lightly is an honest account of their endeavours and the outcomes. Filmed at home and various locations around Adelaide, Treading Lightly documents the year to October 2018. A year in an hour. It presents practical ways to both understand and take control. It has been a life changing year for Nick and Jamie and they warmly invite you to take a peek into their lives.

Filmmaker Nick Graalman will join us for the screening and host a Q&A after the screening.

We'll start the evening starts with a shared potluck dinner and conversation.


6 pm - Potluck community dinner, please bring a plate of food to share*

6.45 pm - Film Screening

After the film - Discussion and Q&A with filmmaker Nick Graalman

The Adelaide Sustainability Centre is supported by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board and Conservation SA.


* Choose to refuse single-use plastic. During our dinners we provide real plates and cutlery, provide reusable cups, supply filtered water and collect food scraps to give to The Joinery's chickens or put in our compost bins. Please avoid bringing single-use plastics, including glad wrap, to our dinners if you can. We look forward to seeing you!

August 07, 2019 at 6:00pm - 9pm
The Joinery
111 Franklin St
Adelaide, SA 5000
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Diane Salvi · · (08) 7123 2166
$5.00 AUD · Purchase tickets

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