Earth Flix screening: Greenhouse by Joost

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Earth Flix: Cinema 4 Change, screening our fourth film: Greenhouse by Joost. 

Synopsis: Imagine a house that grows its own food.

That’s the vision of environmental campaigner Joost Bakker, who was once dubbed the ‘Poster Boy of Zero Waste Living’ by The New York Times. This inspiring feature documentary follows Bakker as he builds a self-sustaining home, an ecosystem that provides its occupants with water, energy, shelter and nourishment. Joined in his work by internationally acclaimed chefs Matt Stone and Jo Barrett, Bakker faces his fair share of challenges to finish the home. Bureaucratic delays, COVID shutdowns and blackouts all threaten the build. But ultimately, Greenhouse is an uplifting look at the teamwork and ingenuity behind a paradigm-shifting project that bursts with life.

Filmed over the course of a year in beautiful central Melbourne, Greenhouse cleverly incorporates social media content to demonstrate the reach and influence of Bakker’s project.

Discussion: In addition to the screening, we will have special guests who are experts on sustainable building practices:

  • Jarrod and Matt from Jarrod Olsen and Co who build certified Passive Homes in the highlands.
  • Andy Lemann who has designed and built his own Solar Passive home, the "Greeny Flat" in Mittagong and retrofitted the adjoining property to be more energy efficient.
  • Tina Tziallas from Tziallas Architects in Bowral who has designed homes that range from having some sustainable building elements to completely off-grid.

We hope to see you at our screening on Wednesday 10 April at 6.00 pm.Click here to book

Have a look at the trailer below.



  • Wednesday, 10 April 2024 | 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM


Empire Cinema, Bowral main street.

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