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Production   /  Charlotte Wheaton

Greenhouse

Imagine solving the world’s biggest problem’s by simply changing the way we live. GREENHOUSE is attempting just that.

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Impact areas

ENVIRONMENT

HEALTH & WELLBEING

YOUTH & EDUCATION

Crew

  • DIRECTOR Bruce Permezel

  • PRODUCER Charlotte Wheaton

Synopsis

DURATION: 85 MINUTES

Joost Bakker’s long-awaited living breathing GREENHOUSE is now complete and dropped smack bang in the middle of Fed Square’s River Terrace, complete with aquaponics, solar power, micro-farms, a charcoal tank and rooftop garden.

In 2021 GREENHOUSE becomes home to celeb chefs Matt Stone and Jo Barrett as they move, for a few months to live and work in this 100% sustainable modern urban farm, featuring vertical veggie gardens and mushroom walls, and other living inhabitants such as fish, crickets and worms.

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2.80% funded
  • $100,000.00

    FUNDING GOAL
  • $2,800.00

    FUNDS RAISED
  • December 2021

    PROJECT ENDS
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Ricci & Guy Thompson $300.00
Steve Smith $250.00
Andrew Tracey $1,000.00
Edward Alder $500.00
Nick Carah $250.00
Anonymous $500.00

Issue Summary

A short summary of the issue the documentary is addressing

The way we grow, harvest, transport, sell and eat our food is the most destructive human activity on the planet.

58% of the world’s carbon emissions are created by our current food system. Annually, food wastage costs the global economy $940 billion. Soil exploitation has stripped essential vitamins and minerals from the food we currently eat.

Impact

What is the impact vision statement of the documentary?

In partnership with the University of Melbourne, the CSIRO and leading experts, Future Food System’s goals will be tracked and analysed, and findings regularly shared with the general public.
GOALS
Produce enough food for 2x people over 6 months (approx. 3 tonnes)
Elevate inhabitant wellbeing through indoor presence of natural elements
Produce adequate utilities to sustain everyday living activities
Improve the nutrient density of food
Engage the public in sustainable habits

Outcomes

What outcomes does the project hope to achieve from making this documentary?

We hope individuals and families will take information from the documentary and apply it to their existing homes and gardens or choose to build and develop their own 'greenhouse,' incorporating sustainable practices into their living environments.

Activities

How will this documentary achieve its outcomes?

Alongside the release strategy run through Madman Entertainment we will have a bespoke impact campaign similar to that utilised for 2040. We will develop educational resources for schools and develop a corporate program to implement the learnings from Greenhouse into industry settings.

Stakeholders

How will partnerships with this project help inform the project development?

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Audience Engagement and Social Impact

What actions does this project hope for its viewers after seeing this film?

To feel empowered to seek their own solutions to sustainability for themselves and their families.

Measurement and Evaluation

What is the projects indicators for success?

Through the augmented impact campaign we will engage the public to share their own greenhouses online and through social media. As the different environments across Australia present different challenges the homes in Victoria will differ to those in the NT and WA. As such we will create an online community of growers, innovators builders and supporters sharing their individual problems and solutions which can be adopted by others.