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YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip
A film by Ben Evans & Mark Dixon

113 minutes, color, English, 2011

DVD packaged in a certified Green Forestry eco pack DVD out of stock.



50 States. 1 Year. Zero Garbage? Called to action by a planet in peril, three friends hit the road, traveling with hope, humor - and all of their garbage - to find out what Americans can do to save the planet.

From outrageous green personalities like Missouri's Eco-Elvis and Florida's Earth Man, to a cave community in the mountains of Idaho, to incredible new ventures that transform garbage into almost anything, they scour the country bathing in America's unique approach to environmental sustainability - the good, the bad, and the weird.

Winner! Audience Award, San Luis Obispo International Film Festival
Winner! Audience Award, EFFY (Environmental Film Festival at Yale)
Winner! Best Documentary Feature, Costa Rica Film Festival
Winner! Best Environmental Documentary, DocuFest Atlanta
Winner! Best Environmental Film, Southern Appalachian International Film Festival

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"Stunningly refreshing, unaffected and informed… If you had to select one film to show your climate change-denying brother-in-law or equivocating religious or community group or indifferent college student or distracted kid, YERT should go to the head of your queue." -Huffington Post

"Here's a trip you'll wish you'd taken, and you'll be glad you get to watch!"
-Bill McKibben, bestselling author/350.org founder

"Light-hearted but serious-minded." -Pittsburgh City Paper

"YERT has taken its adventure and turned it into a feature film celebrating the American spirit in the face of adversity." -The Rider News

"A big ‘YES!’ to Mark, Ben, and Julie, who have given us the road trip for our century — a roaring tour of some of the best solutions for a warming planet, spiked with funky humor and charming humility." -YES! Magazine

"An outstanding piece of environmental filmmaking. YERT serves up a banquet of comedy, education, and inspiration as they travel to all 50 states under self-imposed 'rules' that crank up the entertainment factor. Along the way they meet with environmental shakers and movers like Bill MCKibben, and other lesser known but equally inspiring folks, with a few sprinkles of the outrageous and quirky to add spice to the mix. Highly recommended!"
-Mat Stein, Author of When Technology Fails

Recommended Reading

Worms Eat My Garbage: How to Set Up and Maintain a Worm Composting System by Mary Appelhof

World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse by Lester R. Brown

Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth by David C. Korten

The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community by David C. Korten

Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things by Michael Braungart & William McDonough


YERT on Facebook
YERT Short Films on YouTube
The Extraenvironmentalist
Better World Shopper
Green Festival
Mother Earth News FAIR

Disc Features

• Deleted Scenes
• YERT Shorts
• Filmmaker Commentary
• Outtakes

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